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Old 07-19-2009, 08:56 AM   #1
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How Many Days/Week Do You Wear Jeans?

I was doing laundry today and thought about how that task would change when I retire...

For the retired only: How many days/week do you wear jeans/shorts/sweats or a very casual equivalent?
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:05 AM   #2
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You mean there are other kinds of pants? The only time I am not wearing jeans is when we go out to dinner at a nice restaurant. I kept a few pair of dress pants from when I was working. At the rate I wear them they should last forever.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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Shorts everyday in warm weather and usually sweats/jeans in cold weather -- much of my time is spent outdoors (boating, kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking). Laundry is less complicated for sure. If I wear anything nicer it is for a very specific purpose (like a date)......
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I wear jeans all the time. I dress' em up or down as needed, sneakers and T-shirt on week-ends, leather shoes and blazer for going out...
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When I go in and visit my old workplace (where I maintain an office) I wear my nice jeans. And sometimes my Wahoo cowboy boots.
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I live in "surf city", where putting on "jeans" is for getting dressed up. I have a closet full of Armani/Zegna from my NYC days that I keep around to feed the moths! You can go to a "5 star" restaurant in "jeans" as we are a tourist town and everybody is in "hiking gear".
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:34 AM   #8
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I wear shorts 7 days/week, just like when I worked.
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I live in "surf city", where putting on "jeans" is for getting dressed up.
I wear jeans maybe once every 6-8 weeks, only because I go to casual meetings where everyone else is wearing office attire.

I wear jeans more often than I wear socks...
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:18 AM   #10
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I have been retired 4.5 years now and we have not had to send 'dress shirts' to the laundry yet! I still have cleaned press shirts hanging in the closet.
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All casual for me. Now that DH is retired, he's a jeans, shorts and t shirt kind of guy. I don't have to iron anymore.
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Jeans in winter, Shorts all summer. Would be mighty strange to go back to something as formal as "business casual". Don't miss it a bit.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:42 AM   #13
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I dress up other than jeans or shorts only for a wedding or funeral. When I take a cruise I will go closet shopping. Next year we may do a 5 star resort for Mother's Day brunch and I may have to dress up in one of the business pantsuits. Lots of summer days all I wear is a swimsuit and then one of my nighties. Less laundry!
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I wear jeans in winter . Capris or an occasional sundress in the summer . Three days a week I go to the gym so I have several gym outfits . I usually dress nicer when we go out for dinner or to parties . Since I travel to the North a lot I have a whole different wardrobe for up there . Summer wear in Buffalo ,NY is not the same as Summer wear in Florida .
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Jeans and flip flops, my favourite clothes seven days a week.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:11 PM   #16
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Used to wear jeans on an almost-daily basis. Wear mostly khakis now. More comfortable.
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I voted as if was winter all year long.

Actually~ summer=0 winter=7
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:17 PM   #18
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All casual for me. Now that DH is retired, he's a jeans, shorts and t shirt kind of guy. I don't have to iron anymore.
Our cleaner might go out of business when I retire...

...and DW won't miss the occassional shirt that has to be ironed ither...

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Just two more years, right? I hope you don't get the one more year syndrome after that....
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:50 PM   #20
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I voted 6 - 7.

I RE'd 2 years and a bit ago. Since then I've worn formal attire business casual or above twice. Once was DS's wedding and I can't remember the other.
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