31/05/2012 11:05 BST | Updated 31/05/2012 11:12 BST

Schwankes Attribute 64-Year Marriage To Matching Outfits

They've been together for 64 years - an achievement Mel and Joey Schwanke of Fremont, Nebraska say is the result of wearing matching outfits every day.

Talking to KETV, 86-year-old Mel Schwanke says he can't remember how the tradition started, but for decades his 81-year-old wife Joey has been laying out complementary outfits for the pair to wear each morning.


The couple own 146 custom-made, matching outfits and Mel says his tie matches his wife's dress "every day".