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Old 03-02-2013, 01:10 PM   #61
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As I was getting dressed to run errands, I thought of something else I wear, or rather, don't wear in ER...a watch! I generally don't care any more what time it is! The only time I put one on is if I have a couple of appt. type errands and really need to be one time.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:33 PM   #62
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Though I have close to a dozen suits in the closet, dozens of oxford button-down dress shirts and close to 100 neck ties next to the suits, I seldom wear more than a tee shirt shorts and NB shoes. My back up outfit includes jeans and cowboy boots.

DW, on occasion, will suggest that I give away all of those unnecessary threads in the closet. My normal reply is~ "To make room for what?"
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:23 PM   #63
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Remember there are great organizations that will take interview quality clothing for their clients looking for jobs.
For all sexes Bridge to Success - Donate Clothing

For women Dress for Success: Support DFS: Donate: Clothing

Ms G donated her VP level power clothes to Dress for Success, and we got a nice deduction also.
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As I was getting dressed to run errands, I thought of something else I wear, or rather, don't wear in ER...a watch! I generally don't care any more what time it is! The only time I put one on is if I have a couple of appt. type errands and really need to be one time.
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I have a beautiful "executive" watch (my father's description) that my parents gave me about 10 years ago. It has a solar battery so it needs to be out in the light periodically to recharge. I went so long between wearings that the battery went completely dead. So the watch now sits in the windowsill
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T shirts, flannel shirt as a jacket, exercise pants, jeans. I still work a couple of days a week so have a few suits that I rotate around to wear to work. I probably need more "nice" casual clothes but haven't gotten around to buying any....
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Recently I took on two teaching gigs and it's been hell to figure out what to wear, especially when you're in front of college kids every day. Luckily those gigs will be over in a few weeks.

Give me yoga pants and tee shirts, all day every day.
Most (men and women) college profs wear jeans and a shirt when teaching. Rarely do they wear yoga pants.

When they give formal seminars at other colleges or venues, they wear khakis and a shirt. A few will put on a tie.

It is all rather informal nowadays.
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Great idea unfortunately I spent forty years in uniforms or scrubs . I gave away most of them but I kept one pair for an easy halloween costume .
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summer: chinos and button down collar oxford short sleeve shirts (I wore these while I was working since about 1977 and they are more comfortable to me than t shirts) and sometimes shorts depending on how hot it gets. Sandals.

Winter: usually one of my two pairs of jeans and whatever shirt is clean. Wearing two pairs of jeans at once does not work. Athletic shoes.
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Most (men and women) college profs wear jeans and a shirt when teaching. Rarely do they wear yoga pants.

When they give formal seminars at other colleges or venues, they wear khakis and a shirt. A few will put on a tie.

It is all rather informal nowadays.
Work at State U., research, little teaching. Jeans and polo shirt daily, with khakis if visitors are coming.

My boss moved from prof to dept head to dean. Hated wearing ties, like me. When he went to dept head he added blazers to his khakis (still wore nice black sneakers). He resisted ties when he moved to dean but seems to have given in that he needs to do it.

Looking forward to retiring so I can go to t-shirts, shorts, and tevas on a daily basis, weather permitting!
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