How old is the oldest Tshirt you still wear?


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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??!!
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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.

cman


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.

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Ooops, I meant 1998 Winter Olympics.
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