What NOT to wear...

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    Thankfully I haven't seen a fanny pack in a long time! Hahaha. Thanks for the laugh :)
     
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    Maybe it's a European thing...I see men (especially) with them far too often. My sister used to carry one and I threatened never to travel with her again. :D
     
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    I will be in BRU the weekend of the 18th and will be on the lookout. :D
     
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    Interesting list. Seems like some of those items aren't quite as critical as others, but I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion. If I am going to be doing a lot of hiking, my convertible pants are definitely coming with me, whether they look good or not.

    Unlike @chrislacey, I find that I still see the occasional fanny pack out there and just like mullets, I am amused every time.
     
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    Pajamas in the lounge?

    What... too soon? :)
     
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    One of the FA's on my JFK-LHR flight last Sunday night almost had a mullet...or at least the start of one...closely/almost shaved on the top/sides, longer in the back...it was weird...seemed wrong to take a pic... ;)
     
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    Definitely. Eastern Europeans are particularly fond of them.

    As far as shoes, I once saw a lady in 5"+ stilettos with a 3-rotation wrap-around topped with a hand tied knot at the top. Her getting through the checkpoint was a (time consuming) adventure for everyone. Check point agents were quite thrilled by her choice of the rest of the clothing too...
     
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    What kind of silly article is that?

    If you have the body to wear skimpy bikinis, of course you should wear one (insert disclaimer about sun protection). If only for my benefit.

    Zip-off pants? They may not be fashionable, but they are practical. I rarely leave the house without them (when going on a trip to appropriate climates).

    Fanny pack? I have one and occasionally take it when I expect that I don't want to carry around a backpack all day long when I am out and about and have lots of little items to carry around (sun screen, wallet, cellphone, passport, coins, ...). Of course, I could also stuff that into the cargo pockets of my zip-off pants, but then they might get dragged down and reveal my speedos. :D

    Stiletto heels? Okay, never. And neither do I think that flip flops are the appropriate footwear for hiking trails or city excursionsm, but loads of people apparently disagree.
     
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    Haha thanks for sharing rwoman!

    I have to say, I own (and love) a pair of convertible pants. I mostly keep them long since I'm always cold, but I find having the option nice. And I think they're fashionable, SO says my butt looks good, what else matters??

    As a Floridian I see A LOT of: fanny packs, bright white trainers (mostly around Disney and the theme parks) and A LOT of too skimpy swimwear. As HaveMilesWillTravel pointed out, if you've got it flaunt it! Unfortunately most of the thong wearers I witness at the beach here do not have the body of an SI swimsuit model. Like this guy...
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    Nice job posting that around lunch time. People are trying to eat! :)
     
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    This guy could sue you :)
     
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    I think I'm scarred for life.... ;)
     
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    you got a scar because of MP. So sad. ;)
     
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    Just like men's capris, which are almost as silly.
     
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    My computer crashed (permenantly) shortly after I posted that.... Karma?? Apologies to anyone who was scarred and/or lost their lunch! Hazards of MP :D
     
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    Sandals with Socks:

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    As unaesthetic as sandals with socks are, I'll take them over seeing someone go through airport security in bare feet or spending the flight in bare feet, including going to the lavatory.
     
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    Unaesthetic? Completely impractical as they block access to the toe nails for clipping purposes.
     
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    Isn't the technique for clipping toenails to remove all footware, twist and position self so that filthy bare feet are on the airplane seat or tray table if one is very flexible, and then clip away, preferably just before a meal is served?
     
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    Eww. Ewww. Ewww.

    /me runs to get some Lysol wipes for my next flight.
     
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    That's certainly one approach. I hear some people prefer the slightly modified version where they scarf down their own meal at high speed to be able to start the clip-a-thon while the rest of the cabin is still enjoying their main course. But there's also always the opportunity to use the waiting time before boarding the plane for some useful activity, hence the concern with socks and sandals.
     
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    Why wear a skimpy speedo when you can go au naturel! :D

    A long time ago, I was in the Manuel Antonio Natural Park in Costa Rica and a woman wearing high heels was complaining about how her shoes kept on getting stuck in the path! :rolleyes: One of the rare times I told a stranger off as her loud voice was scaring every moving creature far away! :mad:

     
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    Wasn't there one Lucky guy who found that out the hard way? :D
     
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    Is that what you meant? ;)
     

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