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Re: Flying,anyone???

Postby Ice.Maiden » 15 Aug 2014, 17:51

That sounds like a party. Have a good time!
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Re: Flying,anyone???

Postby Kellemora » 16 Aug 2014, 11:13

Hmm. I used to pack for an entire month in a small bag less than half that size, and it included all of my toiletries as well. Although in later years, I could only pack for a week in a bag as small as a bag holding only 9 cans of soda. Like the Igloo bag, six soda standing, three laying on top, and I'm good to roll.

On the rare occasions I would need a suit or two, I did have a suit bag, and would place two suits, two shirts, two pants, a pair of dress shoes, and a tie. All of them would mix and match, so I could wear something different each day for like 6 days in a row.

E.g. Pants A, Shirt A, Jacket A, Tie A. - Next day, Pants B, Shirt B, Jacket B, Tie B. - Next day, Pants B, Shirt A, Jacket B, Tie A. - Next day, Pants A, Shirt B, Jacket A, Tie A.
A contrasting color shirt will draw attention away from the actual shade of the jacket. Which is how you can get by with wearing the same jacket two days in a row, without folks noticing it might be the same one.
A tan jacket next to a cream colored shirt, always appears darker than it really is. By the same token, a bright colored shirt will make the jacket seem lighter, especially with a tie a shade darker than the jacket.
Mixing the trousers, changes it from a matching Suit, to pants and sports jacket.
I usually bring two extra ties as well, wearing a louder one each day, hi hi...

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Re: Flying,anyone???

Postby Ice.Maiden » 16 Aug 2014, 16:42

* I usually bring two extra ties as well, wearing a louder one each day, hi hi... :lol:

Fear not, Gary. Men can get away with wearing the same suit forever, but with different shirts and ties or whatever. Women can't, especially if they're going to be in the same place several days in succession.

It's not so bad during the day, when they might don a pair of shorts, jeans or something. Just throw on a clean T shirt or some other top, and you're ready to go, but when it comes to the evening, and you might be going to your favourite restaurant, bar, casino ..... women look at other women, and whisper ...

Personally, I wouldn't give a monkeys what they said, but I still take changes anyway. :P
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Re: Flying,anyone???

Postby Meiga » 16 Aug 2014, 19:00

Well explained Icey ;)
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Re: Flying,anyone???

Postby Ice.Maiden » 17 Aug 2014, 04:34

Well I'll no doubt take the kitchen sink with me when I go down to London. Always be prepared! : )

Seriously though, it's come in handy in the past. The first time I went to Turkey, there were no essentials there at all, even though the villa was fab. So the bottle opener, tin opener and other "stupid" items weren't so stupid after all, and my OH retracted his words! : )
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Re: Flying,anyone???

Postby Kellemora » 17 Aug 2014, 10:47

My step-daughter packed an entire steamer trunk for a one week stay with a friend in England.
This was besides her carry on bag of immediate essentials.
The one and only thing she used from the steamer trunk was a pair of sneakers the day they went mall hopping.
They did have one dress-up affair to attend, and she bought a dress light the others were wearing. She also bought several clothes to bring home.
She said nothing she brought would have helped her 'fit in' with the kids there.

He second trip over, she packed her carry-on bag, and one small duffel bag.
Not having to pay for shipping a steamer trunk forth and back again, left her an extra couple of hundred in spending money. Saved her back too! Only this time, she did need an evening gown, and one she owned would have worked perfectly. But she found a way around that too. Her and her friend made a huge white stole type collar and added it to her silky black dress. She fit in just fine.

I had a spoiled cousin, an only child, who never wore an outfit twice in her entire life.
But she was wise also. Two of her friends owned dress shops, and she resold them for close to what she paid for them through their shops. In some cases, more than she paid for them, because she got them for just above cost.

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Re: Flying,anyone???

Postby Ice.Maiden » 17 Aug 2014, 18:02

Fashions over here aren't that much different from in the US now Gary, and basically, people wear what they like. There're still dress codes in certain places, but you get that everywhere. The north and south divide makes our clothes quite different from each other though, but in every-day wear, no one takes much notice.

I can't speak for your cousin, but I have several items which I might've only worn once. I used to follow fashions madly, but then realised how silly it is. It's better to be a leader than a follower though. If you dress completely differently to everyone else, then you stand out from the crowd, but the "no-no" amongst women, is when someone goes to a series of parties, for example, and might end up wearing the same outfit 2-3 times. It just isn't done, and yet you could go to a nightclub in the same "uniform" for months.
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Re: Flying,anyone???

Postby pilvikki » 28 Aug 2014, 18:01


and yet, some women Will wear the same outfit - or close to it - so that they'll be remembered. in business that makes sense.

last party I went to without the kids was in... hell, I've no idea! sometime last century, I think...
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Re: Flying,anyone???

Postby Ice.Maiden » 28 Aug 2014, 18:13

I like business suits. I think they look smart, and yes, a woman can wear the same one for several days on a trot without anyone thinking anything. She'll still usually have a different blouse or cami to go with it though.

Tbh, I wear what I feel most comfortable in, and during the daytime, it's mostly jeans, but I change for dinner in the evenings, otherwise there'd be animal hairs - and smells - all over the seats! : )
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