Do you wear themed clothing??

@Debs_place (10525)
United States
December 9, 2007 7:26pm CST
I am at work the other day, I was wearing a navy fleece with red collar, that had snowmen and Christmas trees on it, 'Let it snow' was embroidered on it. Someone laughed and said I should not wear stuff like that, it is tacky, she saw them say that on 'What Not to Wear'. I don't care, I will continue to wear my Christmas apparel, my patriotic clothing, my Navy shirts that I get from my son and my Disney clothing! Do you wear themed clothing or are you so fashion conscious that you think you are too cool for it??
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
10 Dec 07
I don't wear them. I don't know if its "coolness" or if its just my being plain. Maybe I'll go get some gear like that one day. The only thing I have now is a couple of PG or humor shirts. Those I wear from time to time, but not that often.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
20 Dec 07
Well, I am not saying that people have to wear them, but I think they are fun to wear and most of my Disney ones I got on a Disney vacation, my Navy ones I wear because my son is in the Navy, I am a patriotic person so I wear a lot of flag/red-white& blue shirts and some are just fun and if you shop at Steve and Barry's the price is right to buy stuff for fun. But I also have many plain ones too.
@imadriscoll (2230)
• United States
10 Dec 07
I don't wear themed clothing ... because it's not my thing. But, I would NEVER tell anyone what they can and cannot wear. I love that many of my friends dress quite a bit differently then I do - because they aren't me! It's really quite rude and arrogant of this person to tell you that you're dressed tacky! The only way that I would tell one of my FRIENDS that they were dressed poorly is if I thought that they were showing too much skin, but I would have never told a co-worker that I thought their style was tacky or quote lines from "What Not to Wear". She seriously doesn't have anything else to do?
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
20 Dec 07
I agree on the skin part. Some of the people I have seen coming in dressed are exposing way too much for the situation.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
10 Dec 07
So, tacky or not tacky depends on a person's opinion. Who cares about "What not to Wear'? only insecure people who have to be told what they should do. I would say if it makes you happy, it makes the people around you happy, your employer has no rules against it, wear whatever theme clothing pleases you and does not offend anyone else. Merry Christmas!
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
20 Dec 07
Exactly, I watch that show, but mainly to see what can make me look better when I wear my clothing...the cut of a jacket or the neckline on a shirt. No Christmas stuff...never. Today I am going to work dressed as an elf.
@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
10 Dec 07
So what if it's tacky, that's just her opinion, not yours, you wear what you want, no one should dictate what should be worn or what is deemed tacky or not. Providing you like it, it's warm then so what! I tend to wear a lot of Nike and Adidas stuff as logos on my clothes as I love Nike, but I certainly wouldn't criticize anyone for what they are wearing. Unless someone is wearing something inappropriate, like showing off parts of their body that shouldn't be or too excessive, then clothes is a personal choice not to be sneered or scoffed at.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
20 Dec 07
Yes, that too is a good point. It must be appropriate. Sometimes should not be worn to work and even though mine are all rated PG..I would not wear them all to work. For example, I have a Maxine shirt that says 'I Made my gingerbread men anatomically correct this year -- no brains' Where that might be funny outside, don't think that it is appropriate at work - some of the guys might take offense.
@inay77 (15)
• Indonesia
10 Dec 07
sometimes i wear themed clothing, and i think that can make me so cool and confident. don' hear any noise for people because that's you what you wear.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
20 Dec 07
I think the themed clothing says something about people, one they are confident enough to express and opinion. I wore one to work the other day that had everyone laughing...Here I am!! What are your next 2 wishes? Of course they also know, I bust my butt at work and people are glad to work with me.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Dec 07
Ho ! Ho ! Ho ! - Happy Holidays From Jolly Old Grandpa Bob!!~
I wear a Stocking Hat during the month of December. Here I am in it. I love it even though my wife hates it and gets embarrased when with me in my hat. Go figure huh? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
20 Dec 07
Well I think you should continue to wear it and I think that you should look at your shirt in your picture. You are wearing a themed shirt.
@AmbiePam (48680)
• United States
10 Dec 07
Whoever told you that was rude. Have they really looked at What Not to Wear? Stacy London wears shoes with pointed toes so bad they look like the wicked witch of the west shoes! And they call that 'in fashion.' I think around Christmas time or Halloween, or 4th of July, it is fun to wear clothing like that. I have an American flag purse I wear year round if it matches. I don't wear themed clothing, but I also am trying to just buy clothes I can wear year round.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
10 Dec 07
You are so right about Stacy's shoes...I have never found a shoe other then a sneaker to be comfortable..and the guy..what is his name..sometimes his shirts/sweaters are downright ugly. I am patriotic, I was in the army, my son in the Navy. I support him and my country and I wear my falg clothing as much as I can. I weqr a lot of polos in the summer and long sleeve Tees/sweatshirts in the fall/winter/spring months. Many of my shirts are Disney/some Jelly Belly/whatever I can.
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@GardenGerty (98203)
• United States
10 Dec 07
I think it depends on the tone of where you work. All of the things you mentioned are totally appropriate where I work, in a school, and also they are appropriate when I am at my disability job as well. The clients love it. If themed clothes make you smile, and make others smile, they are appropriate. I think my response to that comment would have been, "You should not repeat everything you hear and see on television, because not only is that tacky, it is brainless as well." I am able to think for myself, and from what I see of you, you are also. I think you would know if what you were wearing was not appropriate for your work environment. It sure beats basic black, or polos and slacks, I like it, myself. Have fun.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
10 Dec 07
I work with developmentally disabled adults - some of them recognize when I wear Christmas/Disney/patriotic/ holiday themes some do not. But it often makes people smile. I have some Quacker Factory - but I am a peep not a full fledged Quacker at this point in my life. Maybe in my 60's I will get wackier.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
10 Dec 07
I also told her I don't care what they said about holiday clothing, I don't wear basic black as a fashion statement. I barely make enough money to live and certainly am not going to spend in on expensive clothing when it can get destroyed in one behavior or in a take down. They make a ton more money then I they can afford their lifestyle..I can't so I will enjoy what I can afford. ALso a great deal of my clothing comes from Steve and Barry's - my winter coat set me back $7.50 new..and I love it. If it get torn in a behavior..I won't get upset...I bought 2 of them for that price.
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@GardenGerty (98203)
• United States
10 Dec 07
I do not know much about Quacker factory or the other one you mentioned,(sounds like a great bargain) but I hear you. I wear what I can function in. At school I have to walk on concrete all day, and I choose to sit on the floor rather than bend down over desks. My particular adult disabled clients do not have behaviors, but some we serve do.I might find myself assisting in a pinch. Some years at school we have to be trained in some behavior modification and yes, some "take downs" and other management techniques. Those with the big bucks can go for totally trendy. Not me.
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