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Old 01-11-2017, 03:53 PM
 
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Yeah. A bathrobe 80% of the time. Three things in total that I wear when I leave the house, rarely underwear. I'm about to peddle my washing machine. Hardly ever use it except for towels and sheets. Retirement is, like, so cool.
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I gradually phased them out. I do dress differently from when I last worked 10 years ago. What finally did those clothes in was my losing weight several years after retiring. I got rid of everything sized 1X at that time. (Almost everything.)

Luckily for me I did not have to do a lot of dressing up for work though.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:08 PM
 
Location: southwestern USA
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Except to events that require a little upscale wardrobe, I have become a jeans a t shirt guy. I, at this point, do not care to take 15 minutes every day to balance, style, or accessorize my wardrobe.
I do not want to look sloppy, yet on the other hand I don't want the drama of doing a lot of wardrobe planning----so t shirt and Jeans please---except when we are going out with other people or to a concert or dinner ect....
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:17 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Yeah. A bathrobe 80% of the time. Three things in total that I wear when I leave the house, rarely underwear. I'm about to peddle my washing machine. Hardly ever use it except for towels and sheets. Retirement is, like, so cool.
Living in a bathrobe does save on laundry. But I'm finding that I have a lot more laundry to do and I don't understand why. Maybe it's something to do with wearing all kinds of clothes rather than pants and sweater or pants and nice top. In my working days my wardrobe was boring--but now it's more varied. I have bathrobe type clothes, slob clothes (gardening, hanging around the house), casual clothes--library, shopping, out and about, a little bit above casual (nice restaurant or show, holiday), and ONE dress. Another category I almost forgot--travel clothes. Not that we travel that much but those slinky knits? They're great for car trips or flying.

I think I care now more about clothing than I did when I was working. When you work in a school, all you see are kids and they don't care how you look. You see about the same 20 or so other teachers every day and they don't care either. We were all dressed for battle, lol. You had to dress in a practical way. While I'm still not much into fashion, at least now I can dress to express myself.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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The last job where I worked outside of self-employment at home, called for me to wear clothing that was "similar to that of a typical resident or small-business owner in my area of operation". For that assignment, this meant wearing a bunch of ratty beaters, as it was all in rural areas. The company didn't want me dressed-up, so I would avoid standing out and being noticed. Not good to be seen as "one of them high-falutin' city fellers". That my car was older, with a paint job that resembled the hide of a spawned-out salmon, was also a good thing, as far as they were concerned.

So after that job, I've continued to dress the same. The clothes I don't get at Goodwill, come from a discount grocery store, that has a clothing section stocked with closeouts at 25% of original price.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:04 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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The clothes I don't get at Goodwill, come from a discount grocery store, that has a clothing section stocked with closeouts at 25% of original price.
You are my hero.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:20 PM
 
Location: On the road
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I always thought the problem with older retirees is that their wardrobes remained static for too long, like at some point they decide what is in the closet will be fine forever regardless of changes to general fashion trend around them. I'm not saying retirees (or anyone for that matter) needs to be on the cutting edge of fashion but there is a distinct indescribable characteristic sometimes where people are dressed in a manner from two decades ago. Ironically many younger hipsters embrace vintage threads and dress similarly, while somehow looking pretty dapper doing it. Also not sure how much of this is related to financial burden of occasionally updating wardrobe and how much is just not giving a ****.

Now that I'm retired this could happen to me as well. I'm probably too young for it right now, but maybe someday both the old person clothes thing and the weird propensity of elderly men to hang around completely naked in locker rooms will take hold.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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The only change for me was stone colored cargo pants when I'm in Arizona. Other than that, no.
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I find that variety is the spice of life. I enjoy that my current retired life allows me to alternate between the casual (jeans and T-shirt or gym shorts and T-shirt) and the somewhat dressy (slacks, dress shirt, and tie). If I have been dressing one way for several days in a row, it's nice to revert to the other way for a few days.

I do not find ties uncomfortable in the least, so I do not understand the extreme aversion to ties, although there's nothing wrong with it, as it's just a personal preference. But if I have been dressing casual to ratty for, say, a couple of weeks, it's a nice feeling to look professional again when there is reason to, just as it's a nice feeling NOT to have to look professional five days a week any more.
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Old 01-13-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I find that variety is the spice of life. I enjoy that my current retired life allows me to alternate between the casual (jeans and T-shirt or gym shorts and T-shirt) and the somewhat dressy (slacks, dress shirt, and tie). If I have been dressing one way for several days in a row, it's nice to revert to the other way for a few days.

I do not find ties uncomfortable in the least, so I do not understand the extreme aversion to ties, although there's nothing wrong with it, as it's just a personal preference. But if I have been dressing casual to ratty for, say, a couple of weeks, it's a nice feeling to look professional again when there is reason to, just as it's a nice feeling NOT to have to look professional five days a week any more.
My DH has not worn a tie since he retired, except at one of our kid's wedding.

That's ten years without a tie. His workplace went casual about 20 years ago, and for awhile he only wore tied to church and to selected events. But I cannot remember him wearing a tie after retirement.
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