Trucker and I share a large closet. It's roughly 11 x 13, the size of a small bedroom, with a window and lots of built in shelves. But it has fewer bars for hanging clothes than the 2 closets we had in our bedroom in our former home. When we moved our clothes into this new 'large closet' I found I either had to pare down my wardrobe or hang some things in the guest room closet. It was time to get rid of a lot of clothing I had held on to in the hope of once again fitting into it as there has been weight gain over the years. Out went a good 40% that was hopelessly out of date, way too small, or overly worn garments held onto only out of favoritism. Trucker was more disciplined and tougher on himself. Before the move he removed a good 50% of his entire wardrobe, donating every business suit and most of his ties. He kept his Jerry Garcia ties, his M C Escher ties, and one Grinch tie. Sadly, he donated his too small Christmas mistletoe decorated boxers. He held on to a few dress shirts, dress slacks, and 2 sport jackets. His diminished wardrobe meant he had space on the 2 rods on his side of the closet as his clothes only occupied one and a half of the space. Taking advantage I quickly hung shirts on the vacant half. He grumbled about the encroachment but I was quick to remind him his Burberry trench coat and bathrobe hung from the high bar on my side of the closet. I don't know what is the oldest thing he currently owns but I remember a favorite pair of pants he purchased in the 70's and wore for more than 30 years. He told me the pants were the most comfortable pair he owned and he literally wore them out. Pockets and waistband were threadbare. I mended seams and darned the threadbare pocket where he carried his wallet more times than I can remember. They looked their age. Before the last time I mended the pants - a split seam - I told him I would never do it again. If those pants needed a button or a repair he would have to do it himself. He wore them a few more times, lost a button and out went the pants. I held onto a few solid color skirts, pants, and jackets that won't go out of style. Some are more than 25 years old. The oldest thing in my closet however, is a 35 year old bathrobe. I like the color. What's the oldest thing you wear or still own for sentimental reasons? Do you have superstitions attached to any piece of clothing or a favorite game day shirt or hat? Do you hold onto things you have outgrown? What's in your closet?