Boating Uniform

I did a post on Uniforms a little while ago, as I had noticed that there seems to be some kind of dress code for ‘boating people’.
boater outfit 2I’m half way there in that I have a pair of cut off trousers which Hubby finds hysterically funny as he says I couldn’t afford to buy the rest of them.

I dress for comfort rather than fashion, and my usual garb is joggers and a tee.
Not that I intend to go out and buy striped jumpers or tee shirts (I’d look more like a humbug than trendy), but this seems to be what a lot of boaters wear, especially the ‘youngsters’ (35 plus) who own small cruisers.

blue stripes red stripes

Stripes like this always remind me of Pirates.
I’m not a fan of Johnny Dieppe and Pirates of the Caribbean (I saw the first one and it was not my kind of film I’m afraid), but these guys come to mind:

smee pugwash lineupcapt pugwash

I grew up with Peter Pan and Captain Pugwash (and Noggin the Nog for that matter but he was a Viking, not a pirate) and a host of other simple cartoon characters.

Older boaters wear casual trousers, some wear jeans, but it is rare to see any female in a skirt, unless they are going to the office/work or out for the evening.

boater outfitI can’t see Hubby wearing something like this, but I shall be looking to see what residential boaters wear in the coming colder months.
It’s not that we want to follow suit or dress to fit in, I’m just curious.

Oh, and for those of you not familiar with Noggin the Nog:



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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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