How old is the oldest Tshirt you still wear?


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How old is the oldest Tshirt you still wear?

Postby mojo » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:51 pm

This must be a guy thing- wearing a Tshirt until it is holey, smelley and basically disintergrating. Okay that is an exaggeration but as my DH is so not a clothes horse and he works at home he wears a tshirt every day. If it wasn't for me weeding out old ones I swear he woud live in ones from 15 years ago! :shock: Anyway the oldest one he owns and wears now is from the 1994 CWG . H also wears a few from the 2001WC.


My oldest one- I have one from the 2001 WC that I don't wear but must keep and the next oldest would be from about one year ago. :D

Okay guys- my nose is plugged- oldest Tshirt you still wear??? :?
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Postby MJD » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:53 pm

1982 from when I first started to race. 15 years isn't even old. 1994 is like brand new and 2001 would be mint. I don't understand this thread. Your DH would be the rule not the exception, unless I miss my guess.
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Postby cullman » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:13 pm

1994 Lollapalooza XL T-shirt. I still have a 1965 Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Rat Fink shirt and a 1967 Winnipeg Pan-Am Games T-shirt but they wouldn't fit a five year old. Jeez, I've still got 30 year training shoes under my bed. At least my feet are the same size.

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Postby bad hammy » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:18 pm

All I wear are t-shirts, so I have a fairly fast burn rate. A shirt from the roll out of Windows 95 in late 1994 is the oldest I can think of.

I do have my first pair of racing (XC) shoes - Tiger Marathons - from 1972 around.
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Postby gh » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:20 pm

There are two questions implicit there: not just oldest shirt you wear, but also "oldest shirt hanging in your closet that you'd still wear if you could!"

I can't fit into my F**K The Russians shirt from LA anymore.
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Postby maggot » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:25 pm

I am still wearing a shirt from 1988. It is getting quite thin and hard to take off when sweaty. The other day, when I took it off, it got a slight rip in the back. I need to be more careful.
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Postby SQUACKEE » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:27 pm

hans and franz ( from saturday nite live sketch). bought it at a dana carvey concert in 1992?. used to be jet black and now is a mousey grey, but its so comfortable. i keep thinking ill frame it but never do.
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Re: How old is the oldest Tshirt you still wear?

Postby cullman » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:28 pm

mojo wrote:This must be a guy thing- wearing a Tshirt until it is holey, smelley and basically disintergrating.


Do ya think? :)

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Postby MJD » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:40 pm

gh wrote:There are two questions implicit there: not just oldest shirt you wear, but also "oldest shirt hanging in your closet that you'd still wear if you could!"

I can't fit into my F**K The Russians shirt from LA anymore.



I hedge my bets by getting extra large all the time.
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Postby MJD » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:41 pm

Great thread about thread-bare threads.
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Postby gh » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:42 pm

MJD wrote:
gh wrote:There are two questions implicit there: not just oldest shirt you wear, but also "oldest shirt hanging in your closet that you'd still wear if you could!"

I can't fit into my F**K The Russians shirt from LA anymore.



I hedge my bets by getting extra large all the time.


Yeah, but in '84 I was hedging my bets by getting larges instead of mediums!
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Postby MJD » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:46 pm

MJD wrote:unless I miss my guess.


It would appear I didn't. Anyone going to come to mojo's defense here? Looks like spousal abuse to me.
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Postby mojo » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:11 pm

The only spoudsal abuse is that I have to wash the darn things and then oh so neatly fold them. :roll: :roll:
I love the old ones where the ink is so thick that the lettering is cracking- anyone know what I am talking about

Now who will post a picture of them (circa2006) wearing said T shirt??....oh never mind they would be deleted as unfit for female viewing I am sure. :P

So far MJD has the oldest. Wow and he won't drive a car more than what a couple of years old? :wink:
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Postby MJD » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:17 pm

mojo wrote:The only spoudsal abuse is that I have to wash the darn things and then oh so neatly fold them. :roll: :roll:
I love the old ones where the ink is so thick that the lettering is cracking- anyone know what I am talking about

Now who will post a picture of them (circa2006) wearing said T shirt??....oh never mind they would be deleted as unfit for female viewing I am sure. :P

So far MJD has the oldest. Wow and he won't drive a car more than what a couple of years old? :wink:



Of course we all know what the cracked lettering is all about. This is not news to any of us. As far as vehicles go, I am buy and hold with them too. Worst investment you can make. Get a nice one and just keep it. People say to me all the time-"See the car so and so is driving." YAWN. Most of them are leased anyway. I figure one more SUV after this one and then they will take my license away. Segue-met a guy at the local dump where I ski and found out he was 92 and looks 15 years younger. Told me he doesn't have to take his test for another 5 years.
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Postby mojo » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:39 pm

You can see how very carefully I have read any thread here about (yawn) cars. :wink:

So a good tshirt is like a BMW??? :shock:

Garry-I love the Russia one- would have like to have that last night.
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Postby tafnut » Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:07 pm

I got TWO shirts at the 84 Olympics, knowing full well I'd wear them out. One is very sacred (holey - get it? :D ), so it doesn't get worn any more, but is still in my closet. The other I only wear occasionally so it doesn't become sacred. But the oldest shirt that I wear at least once a year is my 1981 River Run 15K shirt, which I wear the week of River Run, so everyone will think I've been doing it every year since then (I did TWO total) and I must be some real running machine. It is VERY thin, so I treat it with kid gloves, but, like my 1988 501 button-fly Levis (which has stretched very strategically over the years), is one of my prized possessions.
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Postby Daisy » Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:24 pm

My oldest is a White Horse Harriers half marathon T-shirt from 1991. It has been demoted to work shirt but still works. Why would anyone throw out a good T-shirt?
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Postby bad hammy » Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:32 pm

Daisy wrote:Why would anyone throw out a good T-shirt?

For me, it is when the pit stains get to be too gross (and there is such a thing as too gross pit stains).
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Postby dukehjsteve » Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:44 pm

My New York Marathon ( only big M I've ever done ) shirt from 1987.
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Postby mojo » Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:50 pm

bad hammy wrote:
Daisy wrote:Why would anyone throw out a good T-shirt?

For me, it is when the pit stains get to be too gross (and there is such a thing as too gross pit stains).


Am I the only one who already knew that? :roll:
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Postby Daisy » Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:57 pm

bad hammy wrote:
Daisy wrote:Why would anyone throw out a good T-shirt?

For me, it is when the pit stains get to be too gross (and there is such a thing as too gross pit stains).

I guess i don't sweat that much. Or should that be, I guess I don't run that hard?
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Postby tandfman » Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:22 pm

gh wrote: . . . in '84 I was hedging my bets by getting larges instead of mediums!

I went through the same phase. I have a nice collection of L's on a remote closet shelf. Most of them go back quite a few years, and of course none of them fits these days. If I ever lose some weight, I'll have plenty to wear.
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Postby Vern » Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:31 am

Sari Club Bali (RIP) 92
Montreal Jazz Festival 94

Wife only allows me to wear them when I wash the car....
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Postby EPelle » Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:23 am

One SLO t-shirt from 1990.
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Postby Zat0pek » Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:38 am

Got several from 1980 - 1982. A 4th of July road race one from 1981 is my seven-year-old daughters favorite night gown. I had so many and rotatated them so they've held up very well, each one not being worn that much.

I have a Roots Athletics sweatshirt with sleeves cut off that I found in a dorm dryer someone left behind in college in about 1985. It was old then; I wouldn't be surprised if its not from the 1970's.
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Postby tafnut » Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:45 am

Zat0pek wrote:I have a Roots Athletics sweatshirt


I had never heard of Roots before they became a 2004 USA Olympic outfitter. How on earth did a Canadian company beat out Big Bad Nike??!!
MJD? Anyone?
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Older than '75???

Postby wineturtle » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:45 am

http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/discus ... highlight=

Tom Flemings tee from that race is going in the NYAC Hall of Fame.
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Postby kuha » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:18 pm

Favorite tee-shirt that I don't wear simply to keep it intact: My "Flying Frog" tee-shirt worn when I first broke 5:00 for the mile in 1974.
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Postby Helen S » Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:36 am

I recently retired a 1974 Relays shirt from my senior year in college, but still have a shirt with my HS name on it. I don't count that because it was my older brothers and I did not "own" it until at least in the 80's.
I do have all of my shirts in a rotation system so no favorties are played- they fill 3 1/2 drawers.
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Postby Thrower » Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:58 pm

I have my competion singlet from my freshman year in HS (1976), and a Kansas Jayhawks t-shrt from a recruiting trip in January of 1979.....the Kansas shirt turned into a "good luck" meet shirt for a few years.....try to explain that when you're wearing a Missouri uniform......
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Postby cullman » Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:13 pm

tafnut wrote:I had never heard of Roots before they became a 2004 USA Olympic outfitter. How on earth did a Canadian company beat out Big Bad Nike??!!
MJD? Anyone?


Roots did the 2000 Canadian Olympic outfits which were more popular than the over-designed stuff that other counties were wearing.

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Postby JRM » Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:24 pm

cullman wrote:
tafnut wrote:I had never heard of Roots before they became a 2004 USA Olympic outfitter. How on earth did a Canadian company beat out Big Bad Nike??!!
MJD? Anyone?


Roots did the 2000 Canadian Olympic outfits which were more popular than the over-designed stuff that other counties were wearing.

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There's even a Roots store in Beverly Hills now! You know it's gotta be high fashion. :)
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Postby Jnathletics » Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:00 pm

mojo wrote:
bad hammy wrote:
Daisy wrote:Why would anyone throw out a good T-shirt?

For me, it is when the pit stains get to be too gross (and there is such a thing as too gross pit stains).


Am I the only one who already knew that?


Why would you through it out just because of stains? There is always a use for t-shirts. :P

My t-shirts are ranked until unuseable. I have two drawers full of quality T-shirts, hardly worn and only for short periods. (Have a Geb shirt from Ethiopia, haven't worn it yet.) Then there is the drawer for common day shirts, ones without stains but no longer on my must keep list. Then comes the two drawers of athletic use shirts, ones used for exercise. Still in good condition although some are torn or stained but still comfortable. The final stage becomes housework, until they are covered in dirt, paint, grass, etc... stains and holes smaller than a fist they stay.

My wife says I have too many. :roll:

Oh, back to the question :oops: I have a few from 84.
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Postby mj » Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:39 am

I have Island Marathon shirts from '82 and '83 and an '84 olympic wrestling shirt that my son wears routinely - does that count?

I also have a quilt made from t-shirts including a '78 Peachtree RR shirt and some college wrestling shirts from the same timeframe.
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Postby dj » Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:05 pm

Oldest T still in my possession: '79 US-SU Jr dual meet series
Oldest T I can still wear: '81 Miruts Yifter Fan Club
Oldest racing singlet: fall '67 HS (made in about '58). That's from the days when I was about 60% of my present weight.
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Postby twittering debutante » Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:45 pm

I've got a Pre's Run t-shirt from about 1980 still, but it's too valuable to wear any more. Will probably end up selling it on ebay.
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Postby SQUACKEE » Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:42 pm

twittering debutante wrote:I've got a Pre's Run t-shirt from about 1980 still, but it's too valuable to wear any more. Will probably end up selling it on ebay.


anyone out there have a "stop pre" shirt?
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Postby lonewolf49 » Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:25 pm

Shipped a couple of hundred (mostly new )T-shirts, duplicate meet official golf type shirts and "baseball" type caps to a friends son who was in Peace Corp in Gabon West Africa.. huge PR success....

Kept some souvenir and one of a kind shirts...

Oldest retained: 1950 competition singlet from Oklahoma A&M
Oldest retired T-shirt: circa 1952 US Army West Point
Oldest T-shirt still in use: circa 1968 Fort Worth Turkey Trot
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Postby cullman » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:37 pm

cullman wrote:Roots did the 2000 Canadian Olympic outfits which were more popular than the over-designed stuff that other counties were wearing.

cman


Ooops, I meant 1998 Winter Olympics.
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