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OzEire

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I thought this would be about practical dressing for travel (think DVT, comfort, emergency ware).
But I can't deny that the style choice of fellow pax does affect the overall enjoyment of a journey.
So a question for AFFers: are dress standards higher in premium classes ?
 
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I thought this would be about practical dressing for travel (think DVT, comfort, emergency ware).
But I can't deny that the style choice of fellow pax does affect the overall enjoyment of a journey.
So a question for AFFers: are dress standards higher in premium classes ?
Dress standards are not always higher, though other things impinge on my comfort more than sloppy dressers, things like out-of-control snoring and farting, and they are likely to be rampant in all classes of travel. It does seem to me that more and more people in general are focused more on their own needs and those of their immediate family without regard for other people. So, using clothing as an example, they wear just what is most comfy to themselves without considering that maybe I'd rather not experience their armpits up close and uncovered or smell their fungusy feet. Personally, I probably spend too much time worrying about whether I'm chewing too loudly or hogging too much of the armrest, but some consideration for others can be conducive to a pleasant society.
 

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Here in Australia people travelling in their 'Sunday best' has gone the way of the dodo and people travelling by air are more likely to dress in what they wear mowing the lawn than going to church.

These days the smartly dressed people are the ones from third world or developing countries as they have a sense of pride in the way they dress.
 

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I prefer dressing like I am on holiday and my desire to do that increases when I have a good business class seat and I am about to be surrounded by "the suits".
Then "the suit" takes his jacket off in the aisle blocking everyone boarding.
 

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I tend to wear trackies and a t shirt long haul. And change swiftly into pjs when they're offered. I don't think the author would like my style.
 

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Then "the suit" takes his jacket off in the aisle blocking everyone boarding.
This is a pet hate of mine. My travel has lots of short sectors, so boarding and disembarking makes up a large part of my journey. A bit of courtesy any cooperation makes the boarding process much smoother.
 

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I tend to wear trackies and a t shirt long haul. And change swiftly into pjs when they're offered. I don't think the author would like my style.
The author in the OP maybe, but I have no issue with comfortable trackies or a high-vis coverall for that matter. It is more important to me that they're clean and how the wearer behaves.
 

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I dress for comfort, casual knee length skirt and shirt or tshirt with slip on sandals (I don't own thongs), hubby usually wears either pants or knee length tailored shorts with polo shirt and boots.

My thoughts are if youre not paying my bills or for my ticket, I don't care what you think and unless I can see your knickers or you stink, I don't care what you wear.
 

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I favour my Columbia hiking pants (zip offs - convertible to shorts), a t-shirt and Icebreaker merino pullover. Sure it screams 'hiker' a bit, but it looks just acceptable enough for the lounge. I recall being amazed heading for the cab queue at MEL a while back and really, truly seeing a group of four exiting in their Bitang singlets. I really thought that was an urban myth, but it's real.
 

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+1 for dressing for comfort, fashion be damned, especially if I'm about to spend multiple hours sitting in a seat where very few people are going to see me.
Whilst I don't tend to wear beachwear whilst flying, I'm not there to make a fashion statement either. I will wear what is comfortable.

I care more about the loud mouth 3 rows down, or the person whom is cuddling up to me mid flight (and not in a good way) than I do with what they are wearing.
 

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Being the old dinosaur that I am I still wear my navy blazer,long pants and covered shoes for flying.But that is not meant to impress others just the way I was brought up and what mrsdrron has out for me.And it is comfortable.
 

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I thought this would be about practical dressing for travel (think DVT, comfort, emergency ware).
But I can't deny that the style choice of fellow pax does affect the overall enjoyment of a journey.
So a question for AFFers: are dress standards higher in premium classes ?
Not so much. Remember a couple of Aussie guys in TG F last march looked like they were dressed for a night out in Kuta.

Trip from SIN to NRT in SQ F was a mixed bag.

I don't expect people to be dressed for the opera, but is it too much to expect a polo top and loose fit jeans?
 
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Smart can be comfortable too. You just need to think about it. I take beach wear with me if I'm on a holiday that is by the seaside. I just don't need to wear it the minute I get to the airport. That said, I don't wear formal wear ether when I fly. A sensible happy medium works best I find
 

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Dressing in smart clothing is not just a matter of taste. As the recent BA emergency evac at LAS showed, sensible clothing could mean the difference between life and death (especially if you do not try to exit with your carry on luggage). So I try to bear in mind such a situation and avoid heels, pants that are too tight, and often wear a leather garment a la the aviators of yore.
 

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I always wear a tailored blazer with trousers or jeans and usually with RM Williams boots. I travel in style or not at all.
 

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Comfort and appropriate clothes, for me. Can't get over those wearing ties on long flights.
 
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