Obsolete: 1.no longer in general use, fallen into disuse. 2. effaced by wearing down or away. 3. to make obsolete by replacing with something newer or better; antiquate.
when my favorite jeans began to tear, i made them even more favorite by repairing them with my needle and embroidery floss. alas, there comes a time when the holes are so numerous, there is no salvaging what fabric remains... i am too fond of them to toss them.