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my cotton-linen shorts from uniqlo passed away friday from an unpatchable tear in the crotch. they were two years old. they fit comfortably and fell to a flattering length, all while maintaining an effortless casual attitude that was their hallmark. they are survived by some other shorts, mostly cut-off pants, which ultimately aren't as good looking and don't fit as well.

elmo argonaut, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 03:58 (fifteen years ago) link

I long in vain for my lost pair of charcoal corduroy pants from H&M's 2005 collection. They were lost forever last year, and so far no pant has compared no matter how hard I've looked. But I guess there's a point when you just have to move on... and then you realize, the most important thing to gain was not a new pair of pants, but a lesson about the impermanence of life. Thank you, pants, you knew what you were doing all along. The hard lessons are always the most important ones.

burt_stanton, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 05:28 (fifteen years ago) link

tattered h&m charcoal pants floating in the aether: yes burt, i'm gone now, but i'll always be there in your heart. i'm proud of how much you've grown since we were last together. but you have a life to live and I want to see you happy. find a new pair of pants; even if it doesn't feel right at first, just see where it goes. you'll never know where life takes you if you don't give things a chance.

burt_stanton: I don't know why, but suddenly I feel full of hope. Dress Barn, here i come!

burt_stanton, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 05:36 (fifteen years ago) link

simple black wool lightweight coat with v sharp shoulders and hidden hook closure.. just from a jcrew outlet, but.. perfect fit

stolen by some punk in providence, ri, when i was on the other side of the room in the basement of faunce house

daria-g, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 06:00 (fifteen years ago) link

bright silver w/red, yellow, black nike track shoes, from a thrift, someone took the cleats off them.. super lightweight and really stylish

i think i accidentally put them in a bag of stuff i gave to savers or dropped off @ the salvation army before moving :(

daria-g, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 06:05 (fifteen years ago) link

perfectly worn out ck jeans shorts that were somewhat high waisted

very dark heavy denim levis, must have been some premium line, that cost a good bit of money @ printemps haussmann

pretty sure i gave these away impulsively though hoping they turn up somewhere in my closet

daria-g, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 06:09 (fifteen years ago) link

from late 80's early 90's: white tshirt with glittery stars, off the shoulder, and tuxedo tails in the back.. ocean pacific white tshirt with black + neon batik print.. high top black reeboks

mid 90's: dad's heavy black wool turtleneck sweater that i cut the neck off & shredded the cuffs from too much wear.. my favorite black velvet pea coat.. my black watch plaid flannel shirt

all this stuff would still fit me if i hadn't gone and given it away

daria-g, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 06:18 (fifteen years ago) link

my red and white pinstriped Bernhard Willhelm lederhosen shirt. the straps that criss cross on the back always get caught on doorknobs and stuff like that. keep tearing off :( :(

phil-two, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 07:39 (fifteen years ago) link

i guess i could resucitate it with some thread and a needle

phil-two, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 07:41 (fifteen years ago) link

sad thread!

i had a dark blue & green wool scarf with a hidden zipperered pocket in it - that was my mom's when she was younger! - and lost it one new year's eve several years ago :( i have never lost another scarf since, and my bf at the time even gave me an italian wool scarf that was his and that he got in italy but still, sentiment...

rrrobyn, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 15:35 (fifteen years ago) link

DKNY Jeans soho style jeans that fit perfectly, with pocket abrasions earned by sitting on oh-so-many brick walls, you have escaped death temporarily as a pair of cutoff shorts. i mourn only your youth.

remy bean, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 15:40 (fifteen years ago) link

dale earnhardt "intimidator tour '91" t-shirt with giant #3 car on the front & entire nascar season schedule on the back

daria-g, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 21:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Tight royal-blue corduroy Shaggy-style flares I wore so often at the start of the millennium: thank you for your loyal service. I'm sorry I wore out the insides of your thighs, and if I were a smarter person I'd have found a way to patch you up and reinforce you.

nabisco, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:07 (fifteen years ago) link

souvenir t-shirts from visiting grandparents in the late 80's: "minnesota: land of 10,000 lakes and a few weirdos"
"minnesota: lakes, loons, and rock n' roll"

magenta jumpsuit with black roses print, circa 1985 (ok this one would never fit me now, but it was so cool..)

and why did i get rid of my hypercolor shirt..

daria-g, Thursday, 7 August 2008 04:52 (fifteen years ago) link

Your Hole-y T-Shirts

gabbneb, Thursday, 7 August 2008 12:33 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...

dark grey cotton oversized 80's blazer with black stripes, from some flea market or guerrisol, paris.. why did I get rid of this?! what was I thinking?

claudia schefter (daria-g), Saturday, 25 October 2008 04:45 (fifteen years ago) link

I finally learned my lesson to by Men's L sweaters this winter after two+ years of M's that couldn't take the washing and still fit

El Tomboto, Saturday, 25 October 2008 04:53 (fifteen years ago) link

that is a lot of fave sweaters that had to die for me to have that revelation

El Tomboto, Saturday, 25 October 2008 04:53 (fifteen years ago) link

brown crocodile skin shoes :(

milling through the grinder, grinding through the mill (S-), Saturday, 25 October 2008 05:21 (fifteen years ago) link

To my maroon Costume National velvet motorcycle'ish jacket... why did I have to be brushing my teeth in you and drop a giant blob of colgate on your breast pocket... UGH

phil-two, Saturday, 25 October 2008 14:49 (fifteen years ago) link

omg! not that jacket!

lauren, Saturday, 25 October 2008 17:09 (fifteen years ago) link

I have lost every band tee I've ever owned, just about. I miss my Half Japanese "Charmed Life" and Dinosaur Jr. "Green Mind" tour shirts the most.

lollipop van lil wayne (wanko ergo sum), Saturday, 25 October 2008 17:13 (fifteen years ago) link

I miss my Pavement t-shirt. wast rad

claudia schefter (daria-g), Saturday, 25 October 2008 19:33 (fifteen years ago) link

Phil: dry cleaning!

Pleats Please slingback sneakers in red/grey/black/brown, you are too pranged on the toe to wear any more but am I tossing you? Nuh-uh.

Moths, I hate you for everything you did to my clothes 2002-6 and I am still trying to reassure myself that you do not lay your eggs in camping equipment or dreadlocks. I am still darning holes in cashmere because of your slovenly, greedy ways.

Bedframes and Broomsticks (suzy), Saturday, 25 October 2008 21:24 (fifteen years ago) link

a guy i know had all his band t-shirts in a box that his mum threw out. they were all grunge groups who had amassed grungy-band-t-shirt-chic with time.

i miss my plain zip up stretchy black hooded cardigan. it still exists, but like the guy from the start of the godfather's daughter - not beautiful anymore, and forever tainted with rueful sadness. you can only buy zip up tops with kangaroo pouches now. they are ridiculous.

schlump, Saturday, 25 October 2008 22:11 (fifteen years ago) link

Suzy, what is the secret of darning??? I need to know.

I have a bag of sweaters that I've been thinking I need to find some way to embellish with beading or etc to hide the tiny puckers of darning. But maybe I'm just doing it rong??

Vampire romances depend on me (Laurel), Monday, 27 October 2008 14:11 (fifteen years ago) link

omg! not that jacket!

ugh, yes, that jacket. it looks either like toothpaste stain or someone shot a big load all over me. which is why im hesitant to take it to a dry cleaner and have to explain...

phil-two, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:31 (fifteen years ago) link

Most dry cleaners have seen the odd toothpaste splorch. Shyness = not like you.

My darning successes generally involve black sweaters with tiny inconvenient moth holes. You just have to be super-careful to never vary the pressure on your stitches and don't be too keen to seal the hole in like three goes. I sew an X to start, but leave a thread tail on the reverse and don't knot the initial stitch, Then I sew a square shape at an angle to the X and carefully stitch the hole closed, last poke of the needle bringing thread out the back. Cut the thread from the needle and tie off the threads in such a way that you gather the work together before knotting the threads securely. That work?

Bedframes and Broomsticks (suzy), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 00:06 (fifteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

My favorite coral wool pea coat, I'll miss you, but coats that are a size too big are not keeping the cold out!

T-PALIN (daria-g), Tuesday, 11 November 2008 20:01 (fifteen years ago) link

four years pass...

Wearing on and off (not continuously obvs) this thrift store tshirt for 19 years. RIP, black Mellowdonia, A Space Truck-In tshirt.

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Friday, 26 April 2013 16:29 (ten years ago) link


ampersand cooper black (elmo argonaut), Friday, 26 April 2013 16:34 (ten years ago) link

simple black wool lightweight coat with v sharp shoulders and hidden hook closure..

i still miss this coat! whoever stole it, there's no way it fit them as well. jerk.

RIP oversized pj harvey 'to bring you my love' shirt from the mid-90s. guess i got rid of it. what was i thinking?

slightly concerned that my skinny puppy t-shirt vanished in my last move. i don't really wear it and i'm not a huge fan or anything but i hope it's still around..

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Saturday, 27 April 2013 02:46 (ten years ago) link

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