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Old 07-30-2013, 12:46 PM
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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I have plenty of clothes but find myself wearing the same ones over and over -- either because of the comfort factor or because I like them a lot. I have two pairs of black slacks that I really should retire, but I cannot find any that I like better than those. When I found a pair of jeans that looked good and fit me well, I bought three pairs and had them altered for length. I rotate those and the black slacks with assorted tops and sweaters. I can dress both up or down. In spite of having other choices, this is my life, and no one has complained yet.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:09 PM
Location: San Diego
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I wear my crappy looking clothes to work. I work in a very casual atmosphere. My last job, I was in the field and going to new places everyday. I have three polo shirts and three dickies pants. I'd just route those. Blue, grey, and red polo with blue, gray, and beige pants.

If I worked at a place where clothing was important, I'd dress up to the T. Right now, I'm wearing said red polo, grey dickies and a hat. This place can go to hell...I ain't doing my hair for THIS place!
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:40 PM
Location: Up in the air
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Originally Posted by straight shooter View Post
You work in an office. I though you worked in an airplane hanger.
Used to, until I moved out to Boston
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:11 PM
Location: SW MO
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Originally Posted by KittenSparkles View Post
For fall/winter, I have a smaller wardrobe, with lots of black, so everything goes together. I like not having to think too hard about what I am going to wear...
Hmm! At my age - 67 - perhaps I should consider that while I still can in preparation for when I may not be able to. Of course, by that time I probably won't care either, or even know it.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:57 AM
Location: New Jersey
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I find flashy wardrobes to be distracting personally. Like I can appreciate a fine outfit on some other guy, but I don't partake in ostentatious outfits myself. Honestly my physique is the sharpest arrow in my quiver anyway. Dressing like Carlton Banks or Prince William gets me less attention than a form fitting t-shirt.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:48 AM
Location: between three Great Lakes.
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"Do You Wear the Same Clothes Repeatly (Clean Clothes, of Course)?"

Most definitely! I don't know where the pernicious idea of different-ensemble-every-day got started, but it's an idiotic one. The most impressive wardrobes are never the most expansive ones, but the most frequently-worn, European style.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:01 AM
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When I taught school, I had a basic, dull, "uniform", khaki pants, t shirt, cardigan sweater. Worked well for me.

It may be boring, but who do I have to impress?
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:43 PM
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I have no choice but the wear the same things every week. I've recently lost a significant amount of weight and I don't have the money to buy an entire new wardrobe right now. I buy things when I can, but in the meantime I've told my coworkers they are just going to have to get used to it.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:37 PM
Location: Oakland, CA
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I have a horrible habit where I will have an item that I keep repeating unintentionally.

Lately it has been dresses with a black and white pattern. I have zebra, a houndstooth like pattern and an abstract patterned one.

Last fall, it was all about cobalt blue skirts.

A few years ago it was fuschia cardigans.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:24 PM
Location: here
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I do. I really only have 2 pairs of casual capris that I wear on the weekends. Work is tricky because I have to look professional, but I am pretty likely to get dirty. I have several pairs of khakis that I wear over and over, with about 8-10 colored shirts. I only really have 1 pair of work shoes. I need to get a couple more.
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