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Old 10-16-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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What would you do if some random security official in the city decides to pat you down because you look out of place. I had this happen to me once 3 years ago just 1 month after I immigrated from India, when I was wearing a hoodie in 70 F weather.
Odds are that random security person would have patted you down if you were wearing a three-piece suit. Unfortunately racial profiling happens.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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Since when was asking somebody whether something appropriate to wear something considered insecure. I don't want to look out of place and attract unnecessary attention.

What would you do if some random security official in the city decides to pat you down because you look out of place. I had this happen to me once 3 years ago just 1 month after I immigrated from India, when I was wearing a hoodie in 70 F weather.
Dude, as long as you have that skin colour, this is going to happen no matter what.

One sunday I was picked out of a crowd near a subway station by two cops as part of the stop and frisk programme which Bloomdude had. I completely stripped and stood in my boxers because I was so effing mad, coz this was the third time on the same day. They said sorry without making eye contact, and I rolled my clothes into a stash and left the scene in my underwear. Of course I got dressed like 50 yards away. There were a lot of people and I thought they would arrest me for my antics.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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will I look odd wearing a windbreaker
You will probably look odd anytime *you* think so!

Or ... , we can go the political route and ask first if you democratic or republican ?
On the other hand, what is wrong with *windbreakers* as long as they are not in the Walmart Shopper Classification !
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Wherever I happen to be at the moment
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Since when was asking somebody whether something appropriate to wear something considered insecure. I don't want to look out of place and attract unnecessary attention.

What would you do if some random security official in the city decides to pat you down because you look out of place. I had this happen to me once 3 years ago just 1 month after I immigrated from India, when I was wearing a hoodie in 70 F weather.
Well, if he was just a security guard I might knock him down or better yet, if a real cop, let his badge talk to my badge.

I understand your concern but it seems that after three years here it may be bordering on a bit of paranoia. Relax! In NJ you might even pass for a southern Italian.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:41 PM
 
Location: In America's Heartland
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It would look a little weird if all you wore was a polo and a windbreaker. Might get you arrested too.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:53 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Wear it! One can wear a heavy coat at 90 F if they want to, although that would be uncomfortable!
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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Well, since I had a tough time making a set decision, I put one inside my bag but did not wear it since it warmed up quickly and is quite humid today. I will be outside often and need to make a 1.5 mile walk after sunset. I may need a windbreaker then, since they are predicting 61 F with wind and drizzle.
For me that might be a little brisk at the start. However I would quickly warm up and want out of the wind breaker.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:39 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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It was 57 F and overcast with water on the roads, and I drove with my window down. Felt awesome!
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:15 AM
 
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I am sensitive to weather changes and especially in some places they keep it cool I will carry some kind of long sleeved item even if it is warm outside. I don't care what others think because I would rather be comfortable. Really in passing someone I don't notice if someone else is wearing a jacket do you?
If you don't like the wind breaker why not get some other type of clothing for days like this?
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I think you should wear a belted, lightweight trench cost instead - more stylish than a windbreaker IMO.
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