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View Poll Results: More annoying: Formal clothing in Winter Vs. Summer
Winter 6 22.22%
Summer 21 77.78%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-01-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I don't find formal wear 'annoying'... no matter what the season or temperature.

IF I am in formal attire, it is for a special and joyous occasion. Not a thing there to be annoyed about!
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I would preferably not wear formal clothes because they restrict free motion in addition to feeling uncomfortable. But since I am in my senior year of college and need to go to career fairs and interviews, formals are a must. My favorite thing to wear Calvin Klein jeans with a simple polo.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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We are talking about different things then.

Career fairs and interviews are not formal... and do not warrant formal clothes.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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I am female - formal is awful in the summer when temps are over 110. Formal wear isn't always bare arms. I am not comfortable in it, it's usually worse in hot temps. I also agree that to me formal can also mean career wear, and perhaps a blazer, long sleeves, or a long dress, dress shoes - awful in the desert temps. Also, restrictive in movement. I'm just not comfortable in formal wear, it's not me.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I also agree that to me formal can also mean career wear, and perhaps a blazer, long sleeves, or a long dress, dress shoes - awful in the desert temps. Also, restrictive in movement. I'm just not comfortable in formal wear, it's not me.
Well, I suppose you can make up any definition that you want for "formalwear" but it is not the accepted definition. Look up formal wear or formalwear on google - on every site I looked at it means this:

formalwear (frml-wr)
n.
Attire, such as evening gowns and tuxedos, for wear on formal occasions.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I don't find formal wear 'annoying'... no matter what the season or temperature.
So you never heard about the news in Atlanta where people succumbed from heat stroke waiting for a job fair in July of 2011. Several people were miserable in the summer heat wearing formals. Here is the link:

9 treated for heat exhaustion at job fair in southwest Atlanta - CBS Atlanta News
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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I consider formal clothing evening gowns and black tie.

I think it's fun to dress formally. I don't get to wear evening gowns that often--just 2-3 times a year maximum. So when I do it's special and exciting, and like another poster said, it's because I'm going out to celebrate a noteworthy and joyous occasion.

The season doesn't matter to me. I never find it annoying.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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Ok: now that we know what you mean by "Formal", I can actually give advice. My Husband is a huge, hairy Cajun bodybuilder, with descent from Canada's First Nations. In other words, he's absolutely miserable in heat. But he wanted to be a big somebody in the world, and not just another scientist working for others - and that entailed, among other things, PROPER BUSINESS ATTIRE.

Three-piece suits are not necessary, or even desirable, for business. Even here in Oregon, he mostly wears Tropical Weight suits with unlined jackets, and very thin (but high quality) cotton shirts, WITHOUT UNDERSHIRTS. In really bad weather, he wears black loafer socks, and loafers (the right kinds are considered as formal as lace-ups). The loafers, he can kick off in cars, or under conference tables. A lot of body heat can be lost through the feet. And instead of Boxers, he wears designer briefs (which I like...). That one switch eliminates practically a whole 'layer'. His junk is way too big for him to be running around in boxers, anyway (unless he wants to distract opponents from the business at hand - in which case he wears silk boxers and a silk suit - when he catches them looking, he can then subtly - implicitly - 'trade-up' and gain a bit of leverage in the negotiations.). Neckties, he has never considered a problem.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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I would preferably not wear formal clothes because they restrict free motion in addition to feeling uncomfortable. But since I am in my senior year of college and need to go to career fairs and interviews, formals are a must. My favorite thing to wear Calvin Klein jeans with a simple polo.
Please change: Sports coat, chinos, shirt ((summer darks are ok), tie. Unless you are in a technical field such as oil/construction.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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Ok: now that we know what you mean by "Formal", I can actually give advice. My Husband is a huge, hairy Cajun bodybuilder, with descent from Canada's First Nations. In other words, he's absolutely miserable in heat. But he wanted to be a big somebody in the world, and not just another scientist working for others - and that entailed, among other things, PROPER BUSINESS ATTIRE.

Three-piece suits are not necessary, or even desirable, for business. Even here in Oregon, he mostly wears Tropical Weight suits with unlined jackets, and very thin (but high quality) cotton shirts, WITHOUT UNDERSHIRTS. In really bad weather, he wears black loafer socks, and loafers (the right kinds are considered as formal as lace-ups). The loafers, he can kick off in cars, or under conference tables. A lot of body heat can be lost through the feet. And instead of Boxers, he wears designer briefs (which I like...). That one switch eliminates practically a whole 'layer'. His junk is way too big for him to be running around in boxers, anyway (unless he wants to distract opponents from the business at hand - in which case he wears silk boxers and a silk suit - when he catches them looking, he can then subtly - implicitly - 'trade-up' and gain a bit of leverage in the negotiations.). Neckties, he has never considered a problem.
What line of work is he in?
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