Can I just throw in a defence of the "hopelessly out of date" clothing? Think - community theatre. Our local group scours the thrift shops for suits, dresses, shoes, accessories, everything. We did "Brighton Beach Memoirs" last year and needed dressing gowns for various sized people that looked like they came from the 1930s. Also house dresses, men's hats, etc. Old fashioned quality clothing is always a good thing. Ratty clothing? we can make ourselves thanks.