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Old 01-10-2017, 08:43 AM
Location: SoCal
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I thought I would donate my clothes once I retire but I still have them. May be I won't have to buy new clothes for special occasion. But I do lounge around in pajamas unless I go out.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:45 AM
Location: Western Colorado
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I stopped wearing a uniform and gun. It would look stupid while trout fishing.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:56 AM
Location: SW MO
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I gave eight suits, six sports coats, 12 pairs of slacks, 30 silk ties, a dozen dress shirts and four pairs of dress shoes away to a clothes closet for men trying to re-enter the workforce when I retired. It's jeans and shorts, flannel shirts short sleeves or T's now depending on the weather. Chinos and a nice shirt when we go out.

I haven't worn a tie since I retired and my fondest hope is that whoever came up with the idea of knotting something around your neck as a fashion statement was convicted of a capital crime and hanged!
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:20 AM
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I haven't retired yet, but in a couple of years I will get rid of all my wine-colored scrubs; yay!! Other than that, I won't change what I wear very much... Jeans or shorts, t-shirts or turtlenecks, hiking shoes or sandals. A couple of dresses/skirts and I'll be good.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:36 AM
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I live in the Pacific NW, an area known for it's ultra casual vibe. Long wet winters and beautiful summers are the norm, so, I still have a few suits, sports coats, slacks, and a few pairs of dress shoes. Most of the time I'm joining in on the casual clothing thing but we still like to go out once in awhile dressed up. I haven't caved into the notion of sweats and T's as my new uniform, but I'm seeing more people who are truly funky, and their appearance speaks more to the fact of laziness than comfort.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:36 AM
Location: Florida
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No, I had little interaction with the public, so I could dress casual every day and still do although my pants have gotten shorter. (moved South)
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:11 AM
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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No, in Denmark you don't have to. Even in the national legislature, many members do not even wear a coat and tie, or a dress.
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:41 AM
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I've actually changed the way I dressed BEFORE I retired. I could retire next month (although I plan to work another year electively), yet I can't seem to make the transition from our casual season (when we don't interact with the public) to the dressy season (when we do). I have my more formal wardrobe, but I'm still wearing the comfy knit separates that I wore during our down time. I think they look okay (?), and no one's objected (yet), but it's like my body's already retired. Or revolted? Not sure which. But I'm quite sure I just can never wear uncomfortable dressy work clothes ever again; I've hit that wall.

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Old 01-10-2017, 12:14 PM
Location: Chicago area
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I worked in scrubs but now I spend as much time in my snow gear as I can. There are some days I just take a shower and put on clean active wear sweat pants, and T-shirt. It's like being in a warm pair of scrubs. Today it will be jeans and a flannel shirt for a movie. I have a pair that's a size too big to make that holiday belly bulge comfortable. I hate the holidays. I'm so glad all of that temptation is out of my life.
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Old 01-10-2017, 12:46 PM
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Got rid of all but two pairs of nice pants to wear as needed. Have fewer dress shirts and just two pairs of dress shoes. Never owned a suit and no sport coat for the last 10 years. It's weekend dress seven days a week! Jeans or cargo pants, outdoorsy shoes and shirts and a ball cap. I switch to shorts, sandles and tee shirts in the summer.

I don't care for sweat pants only because (in my area) the folk who wear sweats in public tend to be the very low income crowd. Please don't take offense, it is just how it is in my area.
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