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txflyer77 Feb 23, 17 11:23 am

Fly DEN-SFO/SJC and you'll see plenty of people (including me) in jeans and a hoodie. There's truth to the tech stereotype.

jinglish Feb 23, 17 11:27 am


Originally Posted by pinniped (Post 27947328)
I took that particular post as tongue-in-cheek... ;)

That was my hope, but OP used his very first post on FT to opine that people wearing shorts shouldn't be allowed in BA's galleries lounge, so I'm inclined to take him seriously.

The_Bouncer Feb 23, 17 11:45 am


Originally Posted by jinglish (Post 27948235)
That was my hope, but OP used his very first post on FT to opine that people wearing shorts shouldn't be allowed in BA's galleries lounge, so I'm inclined to take him seriously.

I often wear shorts in summer, including in airport lounges. If anyone objects, I am more than happy to remove them.

JY1024 Feb 23, 17 4:41 pm


Originally Posted by davie355 (Post 27942059)
I prefer button-up shirts with front pockets [to hold] boarding passes.

And currently sitting in an airport, with my boarding pass neatly in my front shirt pocket. :)

(Of course, used the button hole in my napkin on the plane to make sure I didn't spill all over myself.)

pinniped Feb 23, 17 4:44 pm


Originally Posted by jinglish (Post 27948235)
That was my hope, but OP used his very first post on FT to opine that people wearing shorts shouldn't be allowed in BA's galleries lounge, so I'm inclined to take him seriously.

I didn't know that. :eek:

If that was a serious post, I feel like I should have laughed twice as hard as I did thinking it was a joke. :p

Badenoch Feb 23, 17 6:42 pm


Originally Posted by The_Bouncer (Post 27948331)
I often wear shorts in summer, including in airport lounges. If anyone objects, I am more than happy to remove them.

The people or the shorts? ;)

Jeannietx Feb 23, 17 7:55 pm

As long as passengers are clean, don't smell, and are reasonably covered up I don't care what they wear.

darthbimmer Feb 23, 17 7:56 pm

Discussions about appropriate travel attire are a perennial topic here on FlyerTalk. Pretty much always they devolve into straw-man arguments about "People can't tell me not to wear comfortable clothing." Usually this is spurred on by some recent travel magazine article waxing nostalgic about the days when everyone dressed up in public and dress codes were enforced.

The interesting thing is, as far as travel magazine articles waxing nostalgic go, the one cited by OP here is fairly benign. Pilar Guzmán describes what travel attire was like years ago while simultaneously acknowledging that it is not like that today. She doesn't ask for a return to the past. All she's saying is be comfortable but not slobby.

The_Bouncer Feb 24, 17 3:29 am


Originally Posted by Badenoch (Post 27950181)
The people or the shorts? ;)

Either, as required!

violist Feb 24, 17 7:37 am

Wasn't this the publication that was encouraging
its readers to steal stuff?


How the self-styled mighty hath fallen.



We have to be accountable for what our personal style
says about us as individuals and as Americans out in the
world.
And nothing says "pretentious heehaw" like a nonnative
wearing "an embroidered skirt in Peru" or anyone wearing
Harris Tweed anywhere. Speaking of mighty and fallen,
who writes for an audience that needs to be told that
Harris Tweed is "Scotland's"?

As far as my own sartorial splendor goes, I have
publicly described my attire as "shambolic." I used
to have an upgrade shirt that worked every time
(rust-colored silk that shimmered like crazy and
made me look almost desirable and was guaranteed
to make NC0 turn into NC1), but a dog ripped the
sleeve off. I almost kept the shirt so I could
wear it with one sleeve, but my standards are
strict that a shirt has to have two intact sleeves
(long or short), slacks or jeans have to have two
intact legs, tears at the knee or fraying ok, and
shoes have to be closed-toed, because most people,
myself included, have ugly or malodorous feet. If
I were treated any better by cabin crew, the rest
of you wouldn't be getting any service.

P.S. anoraks and plimsolls are fine.

tvtd Feb 24, 17 8:27 am


Originally Posted by Badenoch (Post 27947353)
Based on that quaint conclusion I am "about" comfort and functionality. I am also emotionally secure enough to not give a rat's patoot about the opinions of self-appointed arbiters of what is acceptable fashion on public transit. YMMV. :)

I don't know if quaint is the right word, honest maybe. :) I should have pre-prefaced my entire statement with the fact that I am one of the least fashionable travelers out there. My attire is generally my camouflage Abercrombie (though I'm probably the most un-Ambercrombie folks around) cargos accompanied by hoodie and whatever client swag I might be working for.

It is probably the hardest thing in world to have an opinion on FT and not be taken to task because of it even if it's sarcasm or jest.

rdurlabhji Feb 24, 17 12:54 pm

Its a bus in the sky. Who cares what you wear, as long as you don't smell bad.

GadgetFreak Feb 24, 17 3:52 pm


Originally Posted by jinglish (Post 27946513)
Despite having been on FT for a year and a half, I'm still amazed sometimes by the attitudes displayed here.

+13 :)

LtKernelPanic Feb 24, 17 7:08 pm


Originally Posted by fatmenace (Post 27943526)
Shorts and t-shirt. If I ask for another drink, I always get it. I've never been kicked off a plane for dressing down. I've never NOT been served my tiny bag of pretzels because I'm in an regular shirt. I find how I get treated by FAs is far more influenced by how I treat them, as opposed to whether or not I'm wearing a dress shirt. Don't like how I dress? Start your own airline and make a dress code.

This a thousand times. As long as your "naughty bits" are covered and you've bathed recently I don't really care what you wear.

Jamarynn1 Feb 25, 17 9:52 pm


Originally Posted by Pats (Post 27941932)
Refreshing to hear. I have, over the years, seen some atrocious abominations, even in F, plimsoles, anoraks, even ladies in t-shirts! I suppose the golden age of flying when people took pride in appearance are long gone. Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting we make ourselves uncomfortable but what's wrong with a Givenchy or Versace twin set for the ladies and at least smart slacks and a lovely jacket for the gents

Well, I don't know about the rest of you but I prefer to save my designer wear for when I'm flying on my private jet. If I must fly commercial, why would I care about making an good impression on the peasants? <SNORT>


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