John F Dean wrote:I was the victim of a house cleaning frenzy yesterday and was forced to confront my split personality. While my usual uniform is cargo pants/t-shirt/muck boots, and suspenders , I do keep several suits around for those times when I need to pass in society as normal. I find I am treated much better at hospitals, banks, etc. when I have a suit, tie, and Johnson&Murphy shoes. At least once in my life I was virtually chased out of a bank while wearing my homesteader uniform......and three days later accepted with open arms while in a suit (heck no, I didn’t do business with them). How many others play dress up when the need arises?
John F Dean wrote:
In a central Illinois town I lived in in the early 60s, there were two brothers who went around town on a couple of beat up bicycles with clothes to match. Once a month, they would go to the train station to ride to Chicago for a night on the town. As with all of us, eventually they died. In today’s dollars they were worth over 30 mil.
thomas rubino wrote:So Marco;
Did you stop doing outdoor manual labor (guy things)? Note) Girls can do all those things outdoors as well...
Are you still wearing your "working clothes" during the day and getting "cleaned up" for the evening?
I hope your not wearing pressed jeans and polished boots to do the landscaping are you?
I have to wonder what brought about this change???
Could it be that a new " friend" has entered your life?
If so that is a wonderful thing for both of you.
Amazing how a suggestion from a beautiful person can alter your thinking.
As long as you are pleased with your new look and not doing it to impress then good for you!
For me, I'll stick with my earlier post about, take me as I am or take a hike!
Ara Murray wrote:Depending on what I am doing, I wear different clothes. As I live on a smallholding, my day to day wear is leggings, wellies and whatever jumpers/t-shirts and coats my husband and/or children have handed down to me. These probably cost more than my favourite weddings/celebrations dress which I picked up in a charity shop for £6.99 10 years ago. I find that it isn't just the clothes you wear that make people treat you differently but the colour of your hair. Now I am grey haired, I get treated like a stupid old lady. My equally grey haired husband gets treated with respect. At hospital appointments, he gets treated as if he were an intelligent human being whereas I am treated as though I know nothing. In fact, I am far more clued up than he is and I often have to spend some time explaining what the doctor has just told him. People will always judge us so nowadays I have come to accept this and just carry on regardless and laugh about ridiculousness later.
Dc Stewart wrote:My concern is how to select the proper attire, hairstyle and vehicle when the time comes to roam the post-apocalypse nuclear wasteland.
gardening in leather?