Translation:These clothes are old.
Not these clothes?
"These clothes" is a part of the default answer. What was yours?
on the app it rejected 'these' & gave 'the' clothes
Strange. Was it an exercise with picking the proper blocks in the correct order?
Yes, 'these' wasn't an option.
I see. Both answers are correct. It seems the app chose the alternative one.
why not those?
Te = These
Tamte = Those
Does this refer to the age of the clothes or to the style, or both/either?
Depending on the context I could imagine any meaning, same as in English. 1) Worn out 2) Bought a long time ago 3) fallen out of fashion. At least I see it that way