Recently, my friend [Cindy](http://herethereandback.blogspot.com/) was helping her daughter dress for 80s Day at school. Amazingly, Cindy had kept many items of clothing from her high school days, which got me to thinking about the oldest piece of clothing I still had. I try not to keep things forever, but I think the oldest thing I have is a floor length denim coat my mom bought me for Christmas in 1987 (I think). I was working at Town and County, an upscale clothing store, and fell in love with this coat. I wore it until the sleeves were ragged, then kept it thinking I would one day tear it apart and use it for a pattern to make a new one. That’s how much I loved this coat. This morning I found it in one of my storage closets downstairs. For some reason, I just can’t bear to throw it away even though I haven’t worn it for probably 10 years.
So, what’s the oldest piece of clothing in your closet? Shoes count!