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View Poll Results: Retirees only: How Many Days/Week Do You Wear Jeans/Shorts/Sweats (or casual equiv)?
0-1 5 6.67%
2-3 3 4.00%
4-5 1 1.33%
6-7 66 88.00%
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:52 PM   #21
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Just two more years, right? I hope you don't get the one more year syndrome after that....
I think I have the two more year syndrome...I've been saying just two more years for more than two years...still saying it. We'll see what the new boss has in mind...not worried, either way.

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Old 07-19-2009, 07:10 PM   #22
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It was after a year of retirement that I upgraded to jeans.

Do have some 'dress' pants that I wear occasionally.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:26 PM   #23
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I have been retired over four years now and I kept back all of the busness suits, just in case I needed them. I cleaned out my closet after the hurricane hit Galveston and a friend was seeking "gently ussed clothes" for a relief effort. I knew that I would not be wearing business suits in the future and I hope someone else is getting some of the good left in those suits. I live in jeans, shorts, and t's. I like it that way.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:43 PM   #24
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Jeans, shorts, sweats and my favorite bib overalls - the ones from Tractor Supply if it's a formal occasion.

Usually the weather forecast has the most influence on my attire.

heh heh heh - my one suit has seen two weddings in the last 4 yrs.

My last trip to New Orleans - I actually passed on a nice 'formal' pair of white fisherman's boots.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:21 PM   #25
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Casual pretty much everyday, but don't even own jeans anymore. Too many casual styles/fabrics which are more comfortable than denim.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:25 AM   #27
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Jeans, shorts or PJs. To update Thoreau, "beware of activities that require anything else."
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:59 AM   #28
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All the time. I have a dozen suits left over from work, I wear one about once a year now. They should last the rest of my life.

I'll have to go out and buy another half-dozen pair soon now, as the ones I have are starting to get some holes in them, some have paint on them, and some were exposed to deck cleaner bleach and have badly faded patches. I only have about two "good pair" left.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:03 AM   #29
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Levis. I wear something other 2-3 times per year. With a t and sandals.

sometimes a polo (dressy)
sometimes shoes (when it's cooler)
a button down shirt (very dressy)
a belt (formal)
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7 days a week - jeans or shorts. I still wear a nice pair of dockers or equivalent and an "island shirt" to go out to a nice restaurant. I even had to dig out the tux for a recent cruise to Alaska - what a PITA that was.
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... I even had to dig out the tux for a recent cruise to Alaska - what a PITA that was.
If I ever take a cruise, I'll probably skip those formal occasions. Isn't there free included food all over those ships? Is the socializing at the formal events worth it to pack extra clothes and dress up? An old friend rationalizes buying expensive clothes because she can wear them on cruises. That's an alien concept to me.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:57 PM   #32
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Zero. I think jeans are too restricting-too tight. And I think the pockets are too small on jeans. I like loose fitting clothes like shorts and golf shirts or tee shirts. The shorts must be wrinkle free so easy to launder also. In the winter if it gets below 50 I might wear Docker slacks or something similar. And they have to be wrinkle free. Can't stand the "looks like you slept in them" appearance.
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Voted 6-7. I still have a closet full of work clothes. On the rare occassion when I feel the need to dress up, there's lots to choose from! Otherwise, it's jeans, shorts, tennies and flip flops. Laundry has become much easier
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Wow, I guess I need to retire ASAP. When I started this poll/thread, I was expecting a fairly even distribution. Guess I don't have a clue...
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:40 PM   #35
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Didn't vote because I'm still working- but when I do retire it will be jeans and long-sleeved t-shirts in the winter, jean shorts and short-sleeve t-shirts in the summer. Goal is for my entire wardrobe to fit in 1/4 of a motorhome closet... (DW can have the other 3/4)
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I wear jeans in the winter time or when I'm working in the yard or on the car. The rest of the time its golf attire.
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It's a landslide for jeans/shorts/sweats! We need to celebrate somehow...I'd like to offer this for the party. Hey, it's got "royal icing" and "edible glitter". Who could ask for anything more :-)

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Clothes, we don't need to stinkin' clothes.

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Jeans, shorts, sweats and my favorite bib overalls

The IGBW and I were married in Bib Overalls. So for us in our private little twisted world, whenever we see someone wearing overalls, we look at each other, bat our eyes, and say in a entirely musical way, "Look he/she's getting married"

How do you quantify the days when you never wear anything at all? I mean if we never leave our property, why would we need clothing? (Hint: weather is warm) I can throw on a robe to meet the FedEx Babe and avoid knife in back, but mostly what's the point of getting dressed on my day off, which come to think of it is everyday!
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