What to wear in First Class

Old May 7, 2024, 2:22 pm
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Got my first FIRST in a couple of weeks and I fully intend to be boarding in joggers, shirt and trainers with sliders on hand to be put on immediately after take off. I'm there for 10.5 hours, I'm going to be ruddy comfortable! It's not like dressing up can get me any further forward unless they want me to fly it.
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Old May 7, 2024, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by botham
We are flying in F shortly and my wife is worrying about what we should wear.

What would you guys suggest? Smart or comfortable?
Literally whatever you want, and probably more importantly whatever you will feel comfortable in. I've flown in F in everything from a three piece suit to shorts and a tee, nobody bats an eyelid and frankly if they do that's a them problem rather than a you problem.
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Old May 7, 2024, 2:25 pm
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Assuming you have a daytime departure a morning suit might be appropriate, or pajamas saved from a previous EK first flight, or something comfortable.
Some other threads with suggestions:
First Class Recommended Dress
​​​​​​FIRST Dress Code?
​​​​​​First dress code
​​​​​​BA tie - whats real?
​​​​​​Still need to dress-up for BA First?
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Wear a sports jacket
​​​​​​https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1468151-shorts-first.html

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Old May 7, 2024, 2:36 pm
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I always dress up. Last time I wore a nice blazer with silk pocket square, cotton shirt, linen trousers and Chelsea boots.

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Old May 7, 2024, 2:36 pm
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To be at the the bleeding edge of fashion, it has to be jockstrap and flippers
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Old May 7, 2024, 2:44 pm
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Old May 7, 2024, 2:45 pm
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When I last posed this question myself, the suggestion was a 'mankini'.
But if DG can wear BA PJs I think it's safe for your cohort to do likewise...
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) wearing BA pyjamas on TV
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Old May 7, 2024, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by botham
We are flying in F shortly and my wife is worrying about what we should wear.
Why worry? Depending on the plane, you might get the really old 2010 F seat. I'll be fair, that seat is dated (and a bit grubby), so dress accordingly. Don't go in your best Givenchy, for example.

I don't dress any differently in F than J. I've seen kids dressed very casually, fully hooded up in F as they've clearly been sent to the UK by their rich parents etc etc. Don't expect everyone in F to look like they are dripping in pearls!
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Old May 7, 2024, 2:51 pm
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The same that you'd wear in CW, PE or Y!

The only time I am ever smartly dressed it is if I have a meeting immediately at the other end. Invariably that means I am flying in Y to somewhere like AMS or GLA
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Old May 7, 2024, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by GodAtum
I always dress up. Last time I wore a nice blazer with silk pocket square, cotton shirt, linen trousers and Chelsea boots.
You will get a mixed review here on that I guess. But I mix it up. Sometimes I wear stuff that I can only get away with because everyone is paid to be nice, and sometimes I will wear really nice clothes because I like the excuse. If you enjoy wearing nice clothes,no-one ought to disparage it, but these days it is more common to go for comfort given there is no negative judgement for doing so.
Beleive it or not, next week I will be (for pleasure not forced) in a suit with an Italian silk tie and Italian leather shoes I am going to an opera house. But I probably won't be wearing that on the plane. [For UK readers, I do feel like I should be popping out of a shed and saying "next week I will be mainly wearing"...]
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Old May 7, 2024, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Waterhorse
To be at the the bleeding edge of fashion, it has to be jockstrap and flippers
Ive seen that picture and can sadly never forget it.
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Old May 7, 2024, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Can I help you
Ive seen that picture and can sadly never forget it.
I think someone needs to fess up here...
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Old May 7, 2024, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by DeathSlam
I think someone needs to fess up here...
Nothing to see here, move along, move along😂😂
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Old May 7, 2024, 3:25 pm
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The aim of the game is to be as comfy as possible. Regardless of cabin or airline I wear a t-shirt and a pair of jeans, sometimes I even go for jogging bottoms (sweat pants). I find BA's premium cabins almost unbearably warm so I would probably melt wearing a suit!
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