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’.
I’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.
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:
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.
I 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: