Today, while waiting at the pharmacy I overheard the following conversation:
Pharmacist: Hey, Fred. That is a nice shirt (Hawaiian shirt).
Customer (Fred): Thank you. I have this shirt since 1979.
Pharmacist: hm…, it still looks new.
[Meanwhile, I and the other waiting customers eavesdropping while pretending to flip magazine pages.]
Fred: Yes, it is very smooth. I bought it when I went to Hawaii. My wife said wear it today, I fed up hanging it in the closet.
After hearing this conversation I have a confession to make now. I never told this to anyone before but I have two t-shirts that I bought in 1999 and still wear from time to time. I remember when I bought them because it was from a street vendor at one of the Malaysian beaches. The street vendor had fake brand t-shirts for only 2 US$. I bought many but only two survived.
Do you have an old garment (beside your graduation robe or wedding tux or dress) that you still wear? If so, is there is a reason you still attached to it? In my case, I guess it something to remind me of the beautiful times in Malaysia.
Do you tell people how old this article of clothing is?