Some claim thar since they must wear a tie to work everyday, that they enjoy leaving formal wear at home during vacation.
My life is the other way around. At work I dress down...often in shorts and a t-shirt, so on vacation I sure enjoy dressing up for a change.
I have a quasi-tux among other items that I wear only on a cruise.8)
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No, not really, for me. Those of you who know me, know that I'm pretty much a laid back, easy going type of guy anyway. I still wear a suit and tie on "formal" nights, but I retired the tux several years ago. I guess it's still hanging in the closet somewhere! I just retired, but at work I wore a suit for many years (IBM) then the job attire got more casual as the years went on. In the last few years, I could even go to work in decent looking jeans, and a collared pull over shirt if I was in the mood for that. HMMM,,kind of like the cruise ship attire changes over the years,,,isn't it?
No, not for me. I wear khaki shorts and polo shirts at work and shorts and t-shirts at home, that is the way I've been for aslong as I can remember. I loved it when Carnival dropped their Formal Nights, I just can not get comfortable in a suit and tie. I do however wear a suit and tie when it is required by the cruise line.
Nope, doesn't make any difference to me. I have "cruise" clothes always ready, just need to be packed. I have no problem dressing up once or twice during a cruise. I think people make too much of it and if they just did it, they may find they enjoy it.
Yes: When I was working my standard uniform was Dockers and button up or Polo type shirts and a suit when visiting a customer site or representing the company in a business capacity.
My cruise uniform basically turned into work clothes. During the day I wore basically what I would wear at home; shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes.
It was nice, in a way, that I could just grab some "work clothes" and put them in the suitcase and I was ready to go. I still have a rule that there are no "cruise clothes". If I can't or don't feel comfortable wearing it at home then I won't buy it for a cruise.
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I work from home - so it sweats and a t-shirt unless I'm traveling. I don't mind cruise formal, but have never owned a tux so it is a suit. I dress pretty casually for church so it's kind of fun to put the suit on for something other than a wedding or funeral.
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Living in Florida I am usually in a aloha shirt, shorts, and sandals and at work I wear a uniform. So in retrospect my attire doesn't really alter as I'm in shorts and such during the day and I wear a shirt and tie at night for dinner.
I wear jeans at work and rarely get all dolled up - while my son and I didn't dress up for formal night in 07 on Sensation, I plaN to wear a long blue halter dress for formal night when I cruise in 2 months with my mom on Imagination. It will be fun though I won't stay dressed up all nightl We will do the photos, have dinner then change into something more comfy for the rest of the night
I had to dress up for school and work for so many years that I hate to dress up now.
My idea of dress up now is basic black, you can never go wrong with the old standard.
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I wear a uniform to work...when I am actually working, but when I work from home I am in comfy "mom clothes". Definatly LOVE to dress up for formal night, the flight attendant/travel agent loves to gussy up and the Marine hates it...go figure.
I'm now retired but when I worked I had to wear an ugly *ss uniform. On my past cruises I always wore a tux. My upcoming cruise I will dress down to a sportcoat, shirt and tie. I hate that cruising traditions are fading fast.
Personally, I do my best to dress formally on formal nights and for dinner in the dining room. However, I must say that the fact that I dress up every day for work does mean that I tend to dress down as often as possible on a cruise. We often skip the formal dining room simply because I just don't feel like getting dressed up and we are still of the opinion that to dress down in the dining room isn't really polite. I love the fancy parts of cruising but I have to admit, there is a part of me that would be very happy not to see a high heal shoe for an entire week ; )