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Old 08-05-2011, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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My husband has to wear dress shirts to work and looks fine. Years ago, he was an usher at our church. All the men wore suits. I always thought he looked so good.

Then, our church started getting more casual and it just doesn't seem the place

I'm cool with whatever one feels good in. My husband refuses to wear sandals though (with shorts) and I just hate hate hate the white sock thing going on. Ugh!! (He doesn't pull them up like some men do - our son even bought the real short ones but he wears them where you see about 6 inches of the white). Still ugh!!
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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I'm 68 and love Lands End clothes; classic styles, well made, nice colors, and their clothes pretty much cover whatever I'll need.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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My husband refuses to wear sandals though (with shorts) and I just hate hate hate the white sock thing going on. Ugh!! (He doesn't pull them up like some men do - our son even bought the real short ones but he wears them where you see about 6 inches of the white). Still ugh!!
What about flip-flops? There are many styles of flip-flops that are very good looking and some even have built-in arch support. He wouldn't be able to wear socks with them unless he were Japanese.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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This is the way I grew up......wearing a suit to church. Today, some churches became more modernized and informal. We are going to look for a new church, but at our current one, I see numerous young adults wearing faded out jeans, shorts and even thongs. As for myself, I like the more "traditional" look, but many churches cater to young families who, apparently, don't believe in dressing up for church.
Actually, I can hardly wait til it gets warm enough to slip into a a pair of shorts and my tennis shoes. I don't own sandals. On our boat, it's shorts, tenny's and a short sleeved shirt. I'm not comfortable at all taking my shirt off........I don't have the chest/tummy I had 20 yrs ago!


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My husband has to wear dress shirts to work and looks fine. Years ago, he was an usher at our church. All the men wore suits. I always thought he looked so good.

Then, our church started getting more casual and it just doesn't seem the place I'm cool with whatever one feels good in. My husband refuses to wear sandals though (with shorts) and I just hate hate hate the white sock thing going on. Ugh!! (He doesn't pull them up like some men do - our son even bought the real short ones but he wears them where you see about 6 inches of the white). Still ugh!!
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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What about flip-flops? There are many styles of flip-flops that are very good looking and some even have built-in arch support. He wouldn't be able to wear socks with them unless he were Japanese.
He has OK feet too!! No scars or anything. He won't the flip flops either; I love the shorts on a guy, Tommy shirt and the sandals or loafers. But, I'm a preppy girl.

I just know I can't push it.

Even our kids try to point him in the sandal direction
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile As long as they come in (no perfect people!!)

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This is the way I grew up......wearing a suit to church. Today, some churches became more modernized and informal. We are going to look for a new church, but at our current one, I see numerous young adults wearing faded out jeans, shorts and even thongs. As for myself, I like the more "traditional" look, but many churches cater to young families who, apparently, don't believe in dressing up for church.
Actually, I can hardly wait til it gets warm enough to slip into a a pair of shorts and my tennis shoes. I don't own sandals. On our boat, it's shorts, tenny's and a short sleeved shirt. I'm not comfortable at all taking my shirt off........I don't have the chest/tummy I had 20 yrs ago!
Our church is really cool but what I meant is that the ushers (usually 40 and up) usually wore suits and they all look good but the church decided at 1 of the services to try the more casual approach for the ushers and they just didn't look uniform. Hard to explain.

But, when he would usher and walk by, I still would feel that little tingle I used to get. He just looks great in a suit!

And as far as what people wear to church, as long as they come with an open mind and are ready to listen, that's better than fretting about what to wear!!
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:23 PM
 
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Well, perhaps it's partly my age and partly that I'm so darn traditional in some things.........but seeing faded jeans and thongs to me just isn't appropriate church wear! Heck, I don't even like a Praise Band either. I'd just like seeing young adult men wearing nice slacks/shirt, a good choir, a church organ player and a Pastor around my age. One guy in a Bible Study, at the church we've been going to, told us that him and his wife don't go to the regular service cause the Praise Band is too loud and sounds more like a rock & roll concert than church. They are about 10 yrs old than us and I do agree with him. Actually, I've even seem some young ladies wearing questionable attire at church (lowcut tops, short skirts and 4" high heels)........NOW, COME ON!!!

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Our church is really cool but what I meant is that the ushers (usually 40 and up) usually wore suits and they all look good but the church decided at 1 of the services to try the more casual approach for the ushers and they just didn't look uniform. Hard to explain.

But, when he would usher and walk by, I still would feel that little tingle I used to get. He just looks great in a suit!

And as far as what people wear to church, as long as they come with an open mind and are ready to listen, that's better than fretting about what to wear!!
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Question to the ladies: I have one more week to walk my beach in the morning before school begins. AND this thought came to my mind. What type of bathing suit do you wear and when did you notice you had to change the style, if you did? I do not have a Helen Mirren body, so no bikini for me, but I do wear a tankini. Does anyone have a preferred style??
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:57 AM
 
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Just looked at that "tankini" online and from what I seen (one website was Victoria's Sectret), if a gal has the body for that, it's fine. My wife wears a one-piece swimsuit along with a pair of shorts. The swimsuit is high-cut. She doesn't like any kind of low-cut tops on herself. Depending on the style of this swimsuit, many older/Senior ladies just don't have a thin of a enough body to even wear it. Now, 10 plus years ago, she did have a thin enough body, but my cooking sure hasn't helped either of us! Heck, from the waist-to-the-neck, I'm somewhat bigger due to age/eating/slow-up of the old mettabolism rate!
In all honesty, you may not want to know the type of swimsuits the 55 plus ladies wear! As far as us older men, most of us aren't running up and down the beach in Speedo swimsuits! We may WISH we could, but.........

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Old 08-07-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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Question to the ladies: I have one more week to walk my beach in the morning before school begins. AND this thought came to my mind. What type of bathing suit do you wear and when did you notice you had to change the style, if you did? I do not have a Helen Mirren body, so no bikini for me, but I do wear a tankini. Does anyone have a preferred style??

bikini - still have the body for it but the thighs are getting crapey. Depressing
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