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Old 10-28-2014, 04:20 PM   #1
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In retirement life or after work what percentage do you wear:
1. T-shirt
2. Polo Shirt
3. Button Down Shirt

For me it is:
99.9%
.1%
0%

For my dad it is:
0%
0%
100%



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Old 10-28-2014, 04:24 PM   #2
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definitely going to be a t-shirt as much as possible
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Old 10-28-2014, 04:24 PM   #3
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In the summer it is either a T-shirt or for formal occasions a polo shirt (which MUST have a pocket) over it.

In the winter it is a long-sleeve flannel shirt.
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"95% 4% 1%" is my shirt AA.

Quite often, my wife has nagged me to upgrade from the T-shirt when we go to a sibling's home for dinner.

When a T-shirt gets all worn out, I say I want to keep it for doing yard work, painting, etc... Then, I forget and wear it around the house, and one time a niece came for a visit, stayed for dinner, and saw me with the T-shirt full of holes. And she said something to the effect that one had to be rich to be so confident.

As I am on my 3rd year of retirement, more T-shirts have bitten the dust. So, the other day my wife pulled out from storage souvenir T-shirts we bought in our travels. I am wearing one that I forgot that I bought in Canada more than 10 years ago. Ah, these T-shirts bring back memories.
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I'm female. Not fully retired, but I know the answer to this one. Summer--T-shirts (when not swimming), Winter--sweatshirts. When I need to "dress up" I wear sweaters in the winter, short sleeve sweaters or polos in the summer. Can't stand dresses or nylons.
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1) 95%
2) 5%
3) 0% (unless you count the henley style tees with 2-3 buttons)
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Old 10-28-2014, 04:35 PM   #7
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My guess for current after work with little anticipated change post ER:
60%
20%
20%
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Button down and Polo shirts for me.

05%
15%
80

Personally, I don't think I look that good in t-shirts, though there are times when it does fill the bill better than anything else. When I say T-shirt I mean a colored one with no logo, cartoon picture or advertisement on it of any kind.

Keep in mind that the t-shirt and even the polo shirt look may not work well for those of us in the colder climates.
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In summer I like a short-sleeved cotton camp shirt or a plain good quality cotton tee shirt. A "better" tee shirt is not so sheer and has some weight and tends to be longer also. I will leave it to the young girls to expose their midriffs.

In winter I wear a tee shirt with a flannel, jean shirt or corduroy shirt over it. If I am walking outside I wear a hoodie or polartec fleece over a tee shirt.
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Mine is about: 90% 9% and 1%

And I have NEVER worn a tie since ER! Love it! I wonder how long I can keep the streak going?
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In retirement life or after work what percentage do you wear:
1. T-shirt
2. Polo Shirt
3. Button Down Shirt...
Summers = t-shirts around the house. If I'm golfing then golf/polo shirt (collars required at most courses around here).

Winters = usually flannel shirts

Button down shirts only for weddings, funerals and other special events.

Overall guess = 60/35/5 which by coincidence is pretty close to my asset allocation
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I'd guess 60% - 35% - 5% for myself. The only reason I don't wear dress shirts more often is because then DW (still working) would have to iron them. My priority has more to do with what's wash & wear (without needing ironing) than any other factor. And we both avoid clothes that require dry cleaning as often as possible.

I do ALL the cooking and ALL laundry in case you were wondering why DW does all the ironing.
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And I have NEVER worn a tie since ER! Love it! I wonder how long I can keep the streak going?
Since I retired about the only time I wear a tie is weddings (one coming up this spring) and funerals.

Oh, I did wear one when I took DW out to a nice restaurant for our 25th anniversary.
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After work:
Summer, tanks and tees
Winter, long sleeve tees and long sleeve denim shirts
Sweaters and sweat shirts year round if going out to stores/restaurants. Summer the a/c is always too cold in stores/restaurants.
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Whether i'm working or not, i'm 100% t-shirt. I wear a t-shirt every day. If it's cold I put a hoodie over it. If it's Very cold I put a jacket over the hoodie with a t-shirt under. Going forward, the only reason I can think of to wear something more "dressy" than a t-shirt is if I go to a funeral. Then I wear a button down shirt.
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3)2.2%

I've been to 1 wedding and 3 funerals since I retired 6 months ago. I've worn a t shirt every day since retiring, but wore button down shirts on those 4 days. I have 2 button down shirt days on the horizon within the next 3 months. I need to get a few more sweatshirts and flannel shirts to get me through the winter
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Oh yeah for our 25th anniversary I wore no shirt (we splurged and went snorkeling in the caribbean). Later that day also had no need for a shirt. 😄
So for me it is T-shirts or no shirts.


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Since I retired about the only time I wear a tie is weddings (one coming up this spring) and funerals.
I've worn a tie 3 times in my life. I will never wear another one. I don't expect to go to any weddings and a button down shirt is dressy enough for a funeral.
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In retirement life or after work what percentage do you wear:
1. T-shirt
2. Polo Shirt
3. Button Down Shirt

For me it is:
99.9%
.1%
0%

My numbers are the same as yours.
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I wear t-shirts almost exclusively (my go-to is a plain, dark t-shirt). I don't like polo shirts and don't own any. And I reserve button down shirts for special occasions.
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