I saw this picture online and it made me think of how much we have changed as a society. Do you remember when we used to go to the grocery store and people weren’t wearing pajamas? It has been a while hasn’t it?
I haven’t gotten that bad with my fashions in early retirement yet, although I am much more casual. In the summer, I typically wear shorts, and now that the weather is changing I switch to blue jeans. I only wear t-shirts if I am playing sports or working in the yard.
I don’t really dress up very often anymore – unless I am going to a meeting. But, meetings have mostly been online during the pandemic. I guess COVID-19 has been a excuse for everyone to dress down a bit. On Zoom, I’ll usually put on a button down dress shirt, even if I have shorts on underneath.
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In the winter, if I am staying home for the day, I will wear comfy track pants instead of jeans and my fleece slippers. I have even started to wear the track pants if I run some errands around town. That’s about as casual as I’ve gotten out in public.
I guess on those days I am contributing to the unravelling of the minimal thread of fashion sophistication that still holds our society together!
How casual (or not) have you gotten in retirement or during the pandemic?
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