THE POST about old clothing we can’t bear to part with hit home with some readers. But reader Carol Lichty made a comment about a piece of clothing that turned out to be an out-and-out lie: She can still wear it!
Here’s part of what Carol wrote:
“I have saved items for various reasons you named . . . sentimental or I paid a lot for that dress! . . . but the scariest thing is my black cashmere coat with a mink collar that I got for Christmas my senior year in high school [in 1964]. No way I could ever wear again. Just can’t bear to put in the old clothes bag.”
But guess what? Carol further reported:
“I can still button it so it must have been big 🙂 Cashmere with real mink collar purchased at Kaufmann’s.”
“I am shocked too that I could button the coat, I just may wear it this winter. . . Thanks to all the Little Birds (especially my friend Janet) for your great blog.
And thank you, Carol, for sending us the picture of your vintage treasure.