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Old 01-09-2017, 09:36 PM
Location: Planet Woof
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Did you throw out your work clothes or pack them away? Go on a shopping spree for new play clothes? Keep wearing the same stuff on weekends and step it up on Monday if you went out? Decide to live in jammies and to heck with anything else? Perhaps a little breakfast in the buff? What?
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:55 PM
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I immediately gave up the corporate uniform. I have worn a sport coat and tie exactly once in the 6 years I have been retired. I always hated ties. I do not belong to any English regiments and do not need to show the colors. I never understood the logic of wearing a wool suit in the summer with temperatures in the 80s, 90s or in the 100s when I lived in Arizona.

Now I wear mostly cargo pants and colored pocket T shirts. I get my pocket Ts for $4 and they last forever. I throw them in the junk drawer if they start to look faded or stained. I buy a new pair of Merrill Moab Ventilators about once a year. Other than that I doubt I spend $100 a year on clothing.
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Old 01-10-2017, 12:32 AM
Location: Los Angeles area
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No change here. I still wear a tie and sports jecket when I go to the opera or to the Los Angeles Philharmonic or to the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Ditto if I attend a funeral. Always had plenty of clothes suitable for working on motorcycles and stuff like that. The motorcycles are gone, but I still do outdoor painting, so have old clothes for that.

Since I never had wool suits, or three-piece suits, there was nothing or almost nothing to throw away or otherwise get rid of.

Still wear slacks and a dress shirt, either with or without a tie, three days a week for volunteer work. That "uniform" used to be five days a week for full-time work.

Certain things we need regardless of retired status - gym shorts for jogging and going to the gym, sweats for lounging around the house in cooler weather, etc.
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Old 01-10-2017, 12:59 AM
Location: Pennsylvania
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got rid of most of my scrubs. Kept a couple of tops to wear in hot weather. They're cool and have pockets.

Kept a couple of pants I could wear when I wanted to look a bit nicer than my usual jeans and sweatshirts.
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Old 01-10-2017, 02:12 AM
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I have never dressed for work, between working as a news editor in TV and then nights as a psych RN. Dressed like a hobo then, now and in the future. I cannot stand clothing as a "thing." I have a couple of dresses for funeral/wedding/job interview and that's it. Probably should check and see if they're still presentable- haven't done so for a couple of years.
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Old 01-10-2017, 02:24 AM
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i dusted off my leisure suites , my white belt and white shoes .
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:28 AM
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Tossed out my extra military uniforms. Kept a few for nostalgia and now I dress with golf shirts over either golf shorts or pants and on cold days sweaters. Big change to me.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:45 AM
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Not really. I have stopped wearing a tie to work several years before I retired, it was a mini-job action by those of us who were described as the "old lions".

Also, I figured if the administration was allowing the Millennial generation teachers to wear their Emo wear and chains that they wouldn't have an issue with us wearing khakis and chinos instead of dress pants and ties.

I still tend more to jeans and chamois shirts this time of year.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:46 AM
Location: Colorado Springs
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Most days a T-shirt and gym shorts with bare feet is my new uniform.

Couldn't be better.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:55 AM
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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I haven't changed a thing.

I ran my own trucking company for 35 years, and also did some driving and truck maintenance (e.g. I was not an "office boss"). I wore jeans and Carhartt bibs back then, with plaid flannel shirts and down vests - never could stand jackets or coats. I had mt "dress" clothes for more formal attire, and still do.

One thing has changed though - today's clothes are cleaner, with no truck grease stains!
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