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Blast from the past: Vintage clothing and such

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BigSleeper, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    Perhaps this should be on the "Why are you weird" thread, but here goes ...

    From the mid-80s until about 1999, I wore one kind of sneaker: Black Reebok Hi-top Ex-O-Fit. When the soles fell off in 1999, I was saddened to learn they no longer made them. But the other night, I decided to seek them out and bought three pairs, which should last me about six years. They are my Chuck Taylor All-Stars. Maybe it's stupid, but since I very rarely treat myself to anything fun, putting those shoes on Thursday evening really made my week.


    How about you? Is there some piece of clothing, like a jacket, hat or shoes that will forever stand the test of time and perhaps good taste with you?
  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I love hoodies and I have owned at least one green one since I was 16.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Do you wear leg warmers with those? ;D

    Birkenstocks and a Kavu cap have been in my wardrobe for more years than I want to admit.
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

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    mdpoppy Member

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    John Well-Known Member

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  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Started wearing these when I was about 11, and I haven't stopped. I'll be 40 in July.


    Two years ago, I added these to the repertoire, much to Jones' amusement.


    I have each in several different colors. Yes, I know I am unmanly, but hell with it.
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  8. gretchd

    gretchd Member

    I think Chucks are totally hot.
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The Chuck Taylor slips are awesome. I own a couple pairs as well.
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I have pink One Stars.
  11. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    When I was in high school, we used to wear a different colored Chuck on each foot. Are you starting to reconsider my sanity?

    I do pull of the Chucks with a sportcoat, though, better than most men. Although lately I have been wearing actual shoes a lot. My "Moo Shoes," which are a whole different story.
  12. gretchd

    gretchd Member

    I was just checking out your moo shoe link. Pretty sweet.

    But I heart the Chucks.
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