Retiring Old Clothing?

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  1. papershoot

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    MB-G26 Ornery & Irreverent Lifetime Member

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    Well, I had a different idea, but damned if I can make the stupid 'Droid "App" plop a little image of cheesecake slice over top, um....er....<cough> a specific section of an image from the innerwebs depicting the underwear topic at hand.
    Oh well, textual concept translation will just have to do. Phoey. :mad:
     
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    MB-G26 Ornery & Irreverent Lifetime Member

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    P.S. Men's beaten up, high top athletic socks make excellent psuedo-"microfiber" dust rags. Alas, I have none of either. Meh...dusting...
     
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    I have some white t-shirts that are gettin' kinda' thin, and along with socks that I've found with holes in them (usually when walking on the floor in my kitchen) they get washed and rendered to the rag pile. Right before I left NY I went through all my clothes and couldn't believe how much stuff I had that I didn't wear, so as I went through it all I tossed what wasn't in good shape and baged up all the better quality clothes that I never wore or didn't fit anymore and brought them to clothes drop bins at a local church. I had to to make two trips.

    It's a good habit to get into to go through your stuff once in a while. Giving away clothes that you no longer have use for or that don't fit anymore can be real helpful to the less fortunate. Plus, it feels good to spend a little money on clothes for yourself once in a while :D
     
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    Because we don't wanna' see the skid marks on your tightie-whities, LOL.
     
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    I have some short sleeve polo shirts that are past their prime.

    It is tough to find men’s short sleeved shirts where they cut the sleeves to the elbow. Nowadays, the fashion is for the men’s cuff to end about half way between the elbow and shoulder (at least on me), hate that. So I am hanging on to some “pre quitting golf” Cutter and Buck polo’s, hoping fashion will change before the sleeves fall off and I look like Bruce Springsteen on stage.
     
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    Sounds like @Hannie Caulder has her next thread
     
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    Yep. I’ve got some clothes I’ve had for decades. We’re guys. It’s what we do. But these are good quality items. I have newer stuff also.

    Being semi-retired, I don’t need as many clothing options as when I was working full time. Older stuff gets used for outdoor yard work, and eventually - rags.
     
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    Does she eventually confiscate them like @light-switch 's wife does?



    How did that work out for you?



    No.



    TMI.



    You just want me to talk about men's underwear.
    Perv.
     
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    Ive got favorites, I guess a lot of us do, and I wear them until they are"a molecule thick" . Then if they fail, of course I wouldnt condemn them if they didnt tear, I haold a ceremony like the retirement of the flag. Its emotional!
     
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    Old T-shirts are given "sleep shirt" duty until they become less than a molecule thick.
    I really 'ticks off' my wife.
    She says "Hun. We can afford to get you some new shirts, even just to wear to bed."

    Ha!!!!!
    "Darlin, these are just gettin' good."

    Old, almost worn out jeans become 'yard work' jeans, until failure, then the legs are cut into bore swabs, then get burned.

    Older/not worn shirts and coats are donated.
     
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    It's just being nosy. It's what you do
     
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    Charity or covert to rags. I seldom buy new clothes. Kids take care of that at Christmas
     
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    I tend to hang onto clothes until they start to look really wore out. I swore off denim jeans when I left the world of being a lawn sprinkler guy. I sleep in T shirts and the worn out ones go to the feral cats bedding in the brush shelter I made him. Every so often I'll ditch those and he gets a new one. I have no problem sewing a tear in britches or sewing buttons back on. I do donate some clothes and old shoes to AMVETS, they leave flyers that give pick up days and I bag the stuff up and donate. I wear cotton undies and when they wear out I wash and bleach them, then cut them into gun cleaning patches using what is called pinking shears. They work great.

    Both my parents lived through the Great Depression and I was raised to have that "use it up" mentality. I hate to waste stuff.