How do you dress?


In this article, people it seems take different approaches to getting dressed. For me, I wake up, look into the wardrobe, get a shirt and find a trouser to go with it. Chose a pair of socks. Ask myself what shoe will it be and I am off.

But when you think of it. I keep to almost the same theme. Thursday and Friday- casual. Monday to Wednesday official wear. Saturday bike gear. Sunday easy wear.

Tell us, how much effort do you put in dressing up in the morning? Are you the type that plans your clothes a day in advance? Or the random type like yours truly?

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

33 thoughts on “How do you dress?

  1. ladysighs says:

    I was going to ask, ” How quickly can you undress?” but then thought better of it.

    Then I had one of those
    “The Devil Made Me Do It.” moments.

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  2. Barry says:

    After I wake up, I spend a while freeing up joints that have stiffened overnight, then take a long leasurely shower – it helps joints to remain free for the rest of the day. Then put on clean underwear. After that, if I’m not likely to be leaving home, I’ll wear a thobe – which ever one is most handy. Google it if you don’t know what a thobe is. If there’s a possibility that I might be going out, then it’s the first shirt and first trousers that come to hand.

    I’ve never been able to figure out what matches and what doesn’t. Once I used to rely on others to provide an opinion, but now at my age, I simply couldn’t care less. I dress for comfort and if that offends others, that’s their problem, not mine. Personally, I’d prefer to wear a thobe at all times, but I’ve found that it brings too much attention to oneself, not always in a positive manner. Bigotry can come out of the woodwork in surprising ways.

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    • makagutu says:

      I had to Google it. I have seen many people wear them here, especially Fridays. I think I should get myself a few stylish ones for weekends.
      When I am in Somalia, I wear what would be like a skirt only that it is a big piece of clothing you wrap around the waist n you are good to go.
      Since I wear black pants mostly, it would take really hard work to get something that doesn’t match with it.
      We go by the same rule. The first clothes off the hanger are what I will wear.

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      • Barry says:

        You’re most likely to see thobes worn on Fridays here too as Muslims answer the call to prayer. That’s the problem here – thobes are seen as items of religious clothing, and that brings out the worst in a small minority, making me hesitant to wear them in public.

        I find thobes much more comfortable than standard Western clothing {possibly because, like many autistics, I’m quite sensitive to contact between skin and fabrics). To my eyes, thobes can indeed be very stylish.

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        • makagutu says:

          Look up Agbada ( I think that’s what it is called, from Nigeria). I would get a few of those.

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          • Barry says:

            Yes, they look good! Although by their design might be more expensive than a thobe. I purchase my thobes from Lebanon and will really have to find a reliable Nigerian source for agbadas.

            Thobes are worn across multiple cultures and are not seen as belonging specifically to any one so cultural misappropriation doesn’t appear to be an issue. I’ll need to check if I’d be guilty of cultural misappropriation if I wear an agbada in public.

            I do sometimes wear traditional Japanese kimono or yukata, but they are less comfortable than a thobe, and I find them less practical to wear – you need to keep the waist sash tied firmly to ensure you remain suitably covered. I seem to end up exposing too much chest and leg in no time at all.

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            • makagutu says:

              A few people will make noise about cultural appropriation though I don’t see if that should be an issue. Maybe I draw line at taking a patent out on it. Otherwise, I am for free flow of cultural items and identities. Mix and match.

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  3. Except for special occasions, I’m pretty much in the random category, or perhaps more accurately, in just cycling through the stuff that isn’t dirty yet.

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    • makagutu says:

      Unless someone is a really close friend, any time someone sets a dress code for an event, I may not attend. I want to be easy and comfortable.

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      • I’m with you on wanting to be easy and comfortable, and avoiding events that prevent that. But with weddings and funerals, the friend usually doesn’t have control of the expected attire.

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        • makagutu says:

          Luckily, the weddings I have been invited have had no dress code, so I go in my best for that day.
          As for funerals, it is mostly the immediate family that may have a dress code.

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  4. maryplumbago says:

    Ha! I often put on a lightweight cotton housecoat or what I call my knock around clothes…then it’s coffee time and I stay in those clothes unless I have to actually go out to the store or meeting friends for dinner out…but remember I’m retired. 😊 it’s all about comfort.

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    • makagutu says:

      When I am not leaving the house, I prefer to be as light as is practical. And my clothing is informed by comfort more than fashion.
      My reasoning is fashion comes and goes, comfort stays all through

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  5. I don’t do ”fashion” or ”style” as such so they are low on my list. My thing is comfort, in colours I like, the season, & temperature. Therefore it can be warm slacks, long sleeved tops, & a sweater, or…..a thin loose fitting dress.
    But….if it ain’t comfortable, I ain’t wearin’ it. Same with my hair, wash ‘n’ go……no dryers, styling gels, curling irons….nada.

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  6. basenjibrian2 says:

    When I actually had a “job” (ha) my department devolved over the decades from dress shirt and tie to khaki and polos. Even jeans. Except for formal presentation before Planning Commission and city Council…jacket and tie. Even that slipped towards the end.🤪
    Now that I am a useless retired geezer…sweats and tees. Except for my weird fetish for expensive Italian king clothing. I had almost no nice clothes but damn I have a lotto jerseys and pricey bib shorts. When I saw the price of the Assos bibs I blanched…but paid.

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  7. Nan says:

    After MANY, MANY years in the working world, I still tend to be conscious of my appearance. Of course I no longer dress for work, but I still try to “look nice” in whatever hang-out-at-home casual clothes I put on. Old habits are hard to break.

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  8. renudepride says:

    Creatively random, Usually, no garments whatsoever. If I must, work/office clothing depending on my daily mood! 🙂 Naked hugs!

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  9. Ron says:

    How do I dress? One leg at a time.

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