when you get new clothes, what do u do with the Old?

@barehugs (8986)
Canada
June 20, 2007 8:54pm CST
I Love my old clothes. They are so comfortable and warm. I'm always looking for my Old coat, or shoes. What about you?
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
8 Feb 08
I just got rid of a bunch of older clothes on this move. I donated the good ones, so it wasn't that they went to waste, but I think I might be grieving for them because I sure miss them now for some reason. I had a flannel nightgown once that I loved and wore until it was so thin that the fabric started ripping. It's time had come and I had to toss it. Now that was a comfortable, warm article of clothing. I'd like to have another one just like it..Whit
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
One of my favorite pull-over shirts was purchased at a Donny-brook sale. when I picked it up I thought it was one I'd never wear. After I washed it and tried it on I realised what a brilliant buy it had been!
• Dominican Republic
8 Feb 08
i dont get new clothes....
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
I like used clohes better than new. Every spring I go to a huge Donnybrook sale to buy clothes by the lb. $2.00 will buy all I can carry.
@angelface23 (2498)
• United States
8 Feb 08
Well I am kind of a diva about clothes. I will wear something a few times then I am sick of it. Since I grgew out of Juniors size clothes I have had the hardest time finding jeans that fit me let alone jeans I actually like. Anyways, I give my old clothes to Goodwill or our City Mission.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
8 Feb 08
I bought my first Pair of Jeans in Alberta in 1953. Jeans were a fairly new idea then. Perhaps that's why some jeans are called "Western Jeans." For many years there were no womens Jeans. But now women love their Jeans as much as men do.
• Philippines
7 Feb 08
i still keep the old ones.. i know i can use them once in a while even i got new ones.. and, some of my VERY old clothes i give it to the poor.. in school, we donate our old things, specially clothes, to street children and poor people who were victims of calamities.. it's our way of helping them..
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
8 Feb 08
Donating old but usable clothing to the underpriviledged is a wonderful way to go!
• Pakistan
9 Jan 08
It is strange that you like old clothes. But I use to replace my old clothes with newly introduced fashion. I want to look like special and for this purpose I use to replace my old fashioned clothes with new fashioned clothes. I try to distribute my old clothes among needy people of my place. Or try to recycle them to make them useable again.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
8 Feb 08
some of my most valued clothes are so old that they have become fashionable again. My boys are always asking me for "that old shirt you're never going to wear again." some times I will give it, but usually I just explain that I love that old shirt too much to part with it.
• United States
28 Dec 07
Yes i agree. I love my old clothes. I hardly ever throw out old clothes. Up until recently that is. I had to get rid of some of my old clothes because i didnt have enough room in my closet.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
8 Feb 08
Reminds me of Imelda Marcos, first lady of the Phillipines who fled the country in 1986 because of an uprising. She left behind 1220 pairs of shoes.
@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 07
My old t shirts I save them up and give them to my mum as they make great dusters and floor cloths, with my old coats I give to my cousin who doesn't have much money to wear, other items if they are not too worn I will take to my local charity shop which is usually for Cancer, otherwise they go in the bin or get used for gardening.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
8 Feb 08
sounds like you have it all thought out! Waste not want Not!
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
15 Dec 07
Hi there.. I don't obviously throw them.. If they r no longer wearable, then I just stack them in a seperate cupboard meant for old clothes which r not wearable, and lend them to my maids or else I donate them to charitable houses whenever I make a trip there...
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
8 Feb 08
sometimes its sad when you have to throw out a favourite, because of a tear or stain. But thats life in the Fast lane!
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
16 Jul 07
I offer them to my sons or give them away to charity.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
8 Feb 08
There's alway somebody out there who will appreciate a good used Garment~
@gardengrrl (1445)
• United States
4 Jul 07
LOL... I have a tattered old sweatshirt from Ocean City, Maryland, that's almost 25 years old. It has sentimental value, so it survived the purge my honey made me do before we moved last year, all my other clothes from the 1980's went bye-bye! I would probably have still had them if that hadn't happened. I like new clothes in theory, but I always drift toward my well-worn comfy old favorites.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
8 Feb 08
Yes, the theory behind that is, after you wear a particlar garmet for some time it begins to take on some of your vibrations. When you wear this garmet you feel warm and comfortable because the vibrations feel so good to you.
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
I still keep my old clothes as long as they can still be used. But if they had turned small or big for me to fit in, I will hand them over to other people who would appreciate the move. I dont really like my closet to overflow with too many clothes. Instead of becoming unused, I give away the old stuffs.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
I keep the old stuff too. Can't help it, they are all olde friends. Then I throw them in then rag bag.
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
3 Jul 07
If they no longer fit or I hardly seem to wear them anymore I will offer them to my children first and then send them off in the charity truck.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
4 Jul 07
I have a belt my dad gave to me many years ago. I still wear it occasionally. It brings back memories. Old clothes always bring back pleasant memories thanx 4 that
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Luckily I seem to keep my clothes in great condition...I have some clothes that are at least 20 years old---and still look brand new...since I tend to go for non-fadish kind of clothes they don't reflect just how old they are either
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
28 Jun 07
sounds good to me! Maybe thats why I like used clothes. I bought 30 lbs for $5.00 last Sat night at a Donnybrook sale. Lots of shirts, shorts, even a hat. Of course when you get them home only about 1/4 of them fit. But its the fun of it! Thanks pye!
• United States
21 Jun 07
I am always cleaning out. I give all my older clothes to cherity, if they are in excellent condition. If they aren't, they get thrown out.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
when you speak of old clothes being in "Excellent Condition", you remind me of my Mom. She used to refer to some one who had Many Costumes old and new, as, "a Clothes Horse!" I'm not sure what she mean't but I think she envied, "The Clothes Horse!"
• Singapore
21 Jun 07
I normally just let the clothes pile up. So as it is, my wardrobe is so full and bursting already. I won't throw them away since I can't bear too hehe. :P
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
My wife watches me like a Hawk. If I don't hang my clothes she threatens to toss them. So needless to say, I'm a Very Tidy person!
• India
21 Jun 07
I usually like to keep old clothes which are special and are really good...I do wear it at home if they fit me...
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
I have a belt that I bought in 1953. It has a sliding buckle, and I can still wear it. I keep it on my best pants and only wear it on special occasions. I don't brag about still wearing it because no one believes me. :-)
@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
21 Jun 07
when i get new clothes, i wear and keep the old clothes with me as long as they are of my size and if i don't like them i wear them at night.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
Ooh! I never thought of wearing Holy Jeans at night. You have given me an idea. But what do you do if someone turns on the Lights?
@acmepride (1547)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I still keep my old clothes, even if I've acquired new ones, especially if I feel that my old clothes could still be used. However, if my old clothes could not serve their purpose anymore, I just donate them to my relatives, friends, or other people who could probably use such.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
My oldies are unwearable when I am thru with them, But when they get Holy (I enjoy sewing and always mend my own clothes)I mean so Holy I can fix them, I throw them out, Because I Never wear Jeans with Holy knees!
@chenee08 (591)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
eveytime i buy new clothes i kept my old clothes in my cabinet eventhough i can't use them all so that by christmas i'll give my old clothes to others.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
well you know! You just reminded me that I enjoy old clothes that others have worn. I seldom buy new jeans. Usually I can find used jeans (so much cheaper) and with lots of wear left in them! thanx
• Canada
21 Jun 07
when i get new clothes i throw the old ones away.it is so hard to find clothes to fit so when i get new one i throw the old ones away cause i wear them till they are falling off
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
21 Jun 07
I like to shop for clothes, so I have lots. yes I wear mine till they are worn right out too! thanks!