Do your clothes wear out -

@barehugs (8986)
Canada
July 24, 2009 4:20am CST
I was married in 1955. Soon after that my wife went shopping and bought me a sweater. It was a V neck, pullover, with long sleeves. It was very soft and warm, made with 100% knitted nylon yarn. I've worn that sweater ever since. Because its so warm I don't wear it every day, but often in the winter. The sweater looks like new and does not show any wear. Do you have any clothes that won't wear out? This piece of clothing is proof that its possible to produce clothes that wear forever, but the manufacturer would soon go broke. This is the sad reality of the society in which we live!
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• United States
29 Dec 09
I think it terrific that some products can last that long. All of the stuff I buy, mostly because I wear a lot of tee's and jeans, get worn out after a few years. Although, I do have a feew pairs of designer jeans that are well made, I've had those for near a decade. I don't but things just because they're trendy or in style so it's great when things are made to last. Especially sweaters or shoes.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
29 Dec 09
I enjoy wearing clothes that are so old they are back in style again. I get attached to my apparel and hate to throw anything out.
@balasri (26554)
• India
16 Dec 09
Yes I have a shirt which I bought about twelve years back in Re Union island. It looks and feels as good as a new one still. I am keeping it carefully with me and it is one of my favorite shirts too. Well as the word spreads about the quality of the company which makes this kind of everlasting apparels, I think that the sales will improve by the new comers. Quality always counts. Isn't it?
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
29 Dec 09
Quality should be built in, but the manufacturer knows his clothing products must wear out, otherwise his sales will drop.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Wow that's a really long time to own a piece of clothing. I think the longest anything has lasted me is about 3 or 4 years before it wears out.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
25 Jul 09
The point I was trying to make was, - Its quite possible to manufacture clothes that will wear for a lifetime, but humans are so used to wasteful built-in obsolescence in the name of "fashion,"that no one cares that their clothes begin to self- destruct with the first wearing. Personally, I get so used to my clothes, that I'm very unhappy when they are worn, and have to be discarded.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Jul 09
Hi barehugs, I doubt if many people have had a piece of clothing that long and if I did I'm sure it wouldn't fit me now lol! Back in the 1950's and earlier, a lot of things were made to last a long time but not so today. Of course, no one tries to wear out clothes anymore, ware it a few times and it's out of style, so the manufacturer need not worry. Blessings.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
25 Jul 09
I have a leather belt that I bought in 1953, and I can still wear it- but one notch further out than in 1953. I seldom wear it now because its rather special. I still weigh the same as I did at that time, but I am almost an inch shorter now. Gravity is always pulling on us. Trying to make everyone the same height. Actually clothes go through a cycle of about 20 years. My boys are always looking through my wardrobe and asking if they can have this or that garment. Recently I gave a leather jacket to my youngest son. Then when I visit him in cool weather, I have an excuse to wear that Jacket again.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
24 Jul 09
I have a few cloths left, but they did have their disadvantages, they didn't breath and could become very hot, they also attracted static and could give you a shock if rubbed. Boys loved to rub your back and touch your ear. Of course we knew they would much rather rub the front.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
25 Jul 09
I love my nylon sweater, and never have any problems with static . This garment is not dense. It can breathe, and it does. Sorry, but never had a boy touch my front, my back or my ear!
@voldrox (7205)
• India
24 Jul 09
hi i don't exactly have clothes that wear out slow, though i have a T shirt i have been wearing for like 4 years and they still are doing good, but they have become dull in colour... i don't wear that much when i go outside but yeah i must say that is a tough shirt!... that sweater of yours must be good, how can it be so good going through all those years! great... i believe that there can never be such clothes that don't wear out at all...
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
25 Jul 09
That sweater is one of my favorites. Whenever we get a cold snap I think of that sweater and put it on right next to my skin. It always gives me a warm feeling. Pure nylon yarn was the way to go but it didn't happen. I also had a pure nylon shirt with a design in the fabric. At the time I didn't realize the significance of it, and neglected to look after that wonderful Garment. That's life methinks!
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Hi barehugs. The clothes I have never last, especially jeans and shirts. I wear them 'til they are holey and/or thin. There is one item of clothing that is still holding up. A big old jacket that my mom bought for me back when I was 12 years old. I don't wear it anymore, but I just can't seem to part with it. Happy mylotting!