When I was growing up, our Mom was and still is a strong believer in hand me downs.
Since I was the youngest of 3 siblings, I always got the crappiest clothes that often had stains on them and just in general in bad condition.
I had to beg our father just to get some current clothes, which he was often incredibly hesitant to do, and even growing up as a teenager, he still didn’t get me current things. It didn’t matter how cheap it was, he would use old things and try to make it appear elegant to me, which it never was. It didn’t matter if it was clothes, shoes or everyday items, everything was United Statesble to him. I could certainly set something on fire and he would still try to supply me the charred item. This never changed, even now as an adult. A good example of this is a month ago. He called me to tell me that he was getting an air conditioner upgrade. He was exhausted of his old air conditioning, because it was an older model of a/c. I congratulated him on getting a current cooling unit, however evidently that wasn’t why he was calling me. He was calling me because he was asking if I wanted his old cooling component. I was shocked, care about why would I want his old Heating, Ventilation plus A/C? I remembered it was our father I was talking to, so I told him no, I wasn’t interested. If I was going to get a current Heating, Ventilation plus A/C device, it would be brand new. But our current heating and cooling equipment is doing just fine, so no need. My father seemed disappointed, and he went to go and call our other siblings.