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Oldest functional T ... whatcha got?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Looking through my drawers - not my underwears pervies (Hi Ace!) - I noticed a lot of my everyday, afterwork T-shirts were rather old.
    Still functional, some wear, but acceptable to make a quick trip to Wal-mart or Home Depot or mow the grass. I have T-shirts that are 15 years old... several from college and a few from summer jobs.

    My oldest is from the fall of 1992. Faded, but still comfy and the logos are readable.

    What do you have?
     
  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Re: Oldedst functional T ... whatcha got?

    Little 'hack has a hand-me-down Bama shirt from fifth grade (circa 1985-86). The oldest one still in my rotation is probably a Mardi Gras shirt from '99.
     
  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Re: Oldedst functional T ... whatcha got?

    I got an old Bama shirt Mrs. TBF got me shortly after we got married in 99.
     
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Re: Oldedst functional T ... whatcha got?

    Unfortunately, I'm old enough and usually purge through old shirts enough so that I don't have any college leftovers. Besides, my pro teams are too new for them to be that old.

    I did keep one shirt from my marching band days until a couple of years ago. While it was supposed to be white, it turned mostly red after some jerk threw a blunt object at me from the stands at a road game. I didn't notice until after the game that it left me a bloody mess (really ... not a British term in this case).

    Otherwise, all I have is a marching band sweatshirt that I stored in my boxes in the basement. That was before I hit physical puberty, so it's a little small these days.
     
  5. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Re: Oldedst functional T ... whatcha got?

    I've got one from The Cars '82 tour. I didn't even go to the show - friends bought it for me. Second oldest is a long-sleeved t from the Beastie Boys '86 tour.
     
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Re: Oldedst functional T ... whatcha got?

    Hmmm. I've got quite a few from 1987-89 or so that still get the job done.

    My beloved go-to Colgate T-shirt finally gave up the ghost maybe a year ago. It was 13 or so.

    Reminds me of the scene in Heartbreakers (1984 version) where Nick Mancuso finally burns the T-shirt that Blue (PeterCoyote) has been wearing throughout.
     
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Re: Oldedst functional T ... whatcha got?

    Oldedst? Really?

    Anyhoo, I have socks that are about 20 years old, and a tie from back in college.
     
  8. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    Re: Oldedst functional T ... whatcha got?

    First triathlon long-sleeved T from 1988. And a T-shirt from summer camp that same year.
     
  9. Happy now?
     
  10. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Not a t-shirt, but I have -- and still wear -- the first pair of combat boots the Army ever issued me. 13 years old this fall.
     
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Outing alert: T_B_F is Hawkeye Pierce.
     
  12. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I am now, at least, in the Army's Medical Corps.
     
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