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Old Feb 19th, 2001, 03:41 AM
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Tony, how nice to see you at the Forum. Aren't you coming to the States soon?
BTW, aren't you a little harsh about the black thing, too? I have almost black hair, very pale skin, and dark eyes. Black is my best color! I love to wear it.

However, I was with some women on a trip to London a year or so ago. When questioned about clothes, I told them that I wear primarily black and work my trip wardrobe around that color. Seven women went out and purchased virtually the identical handbag as I and cleaned the stores out of everything black!!! We were the Black Brigade! Many of them don't look very nice in black, either. They would have been better wearing what they normally wear at home! (I have to admit, I was a little embarrased by it all.)

I do think Miles makes a valid point in one of his posts this morning. He said something to the effect that 'nobody really cares'. I think he is right about that. People care much less about us than we probably care to admit.

Sheila, wear what you would here in the States (I am assuming that's where you are writing from) and what makes you feel gorgeous! You'll look great I'm sure!

Have a wonderful trip!
Gigi
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 03:42 AM
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Do you think I should bring my sheared beaver bomber jacket? I take it my pashmina is a "must." Am going to Paris in 3 weeks.
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 03:45 AM
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Gigi

In my opinion, there's nothing I like better than seeing a dark-haired woman dressed all in black. However I tend to reserve such thoughts for the bedroom and perhaps on holiday/vacation one could afford to wear something not-black. Oh I forgot to add black lipstick too, that does it for me, that's THE best.

I'll be in the USA from next week, we're comin' your way.
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 04:32 AM
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The original poster had a legitimate question. There's nothing wrong with asking what type/style of clothing is appropriate for some place you have never been. Although many people wear black for fashion reasons there is a practical reason as well - it doesn't show the dirt. Most people can't wash their clothing as often when they travel as they would at home. Some very light colored clothes can only be worn one time without looking terrible. So dark, not necessarily black, is best especially for skirts and pants.
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 05:58 AM
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Tony! We so look forward to hearing about your time here! I think we should all like a chance to meet you!
About the time you are here, I shall be across the Atlantic in your direction.

As for black...black clothes everywhere still works for me (yes, especially in the bedroom). I think I'll skip the black lipstick, however. A merlot red or chocolate color is more my style!

Lovely, safe travels to all,
Gigi
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 06:48 AM
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Gigi

Surely you will not be in Europe for my entire 3 month trip?

Say it's not true!
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 09:09 AM
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My very dear, Tony,

I fear I may never have the opportunity to meet you. It appears this wretched schedule will keep me occupied for much of the next three months. As you were voted the most adored man on this post, I am most disappointed.

I am sure you will have a lovely time here. Most women will go crazy over that wonderful accent you sport.

By the by, Tony, what do you wear on your travels to the U.S.? Just curious...

Gigi
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 11:25 AM
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I think Miles is being a bit cynical. I like to know what "seasoned" travelers wear when traveling because I have a tendency to over pack. Also I do care about other people and don't get why Miles thinks "you, I, and everyone else are no one". I think that women tend to be somewhat more concerned about what they wear and whether their clothes are appropriate for the occasion than men do, so perhaps that is why Miles is not too interested in fashion advice.
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 02:17 PM
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All black, Gigi. No , actually I'm into cream right now.

I will be wearing a kilt whenever possible despite my hairy legs coming with a health warning.
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 02:29 PM
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Tony...you are killing me!

 
Old Feb 20th, 2001, 03:41 AM
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This "post" has seen to have gone array from the original question. Can someone please answer my question re: my beaver bomber jacket? Thank you.
 
Old Feb 20th, 2001, 09:20 AM
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take your Bomber jacket. Someone asked about Ecco shoes. My wife loves her pair.
 
Old Feb 20th, 2001, 09:50 AM
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I loved the comment about the people at the hotel carrying your suitcase to your room! Does that actually happen?
 
Old Feb 20th, 2001, 10:03 AM
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I've heard about the impressive tilt of your kilt.
 
Old Feb 20th, 2001, 10:49 AM
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Marjorie - who told you?
 
Old Feb 20th, 2001, 02:09 PM
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Janice..I'll let you know. Got a bet with some of my friends that the only place I'll handle that suitcase is checking it in, baggage pick-up,etc., to the taxi, and back. $20 is $20.
 
Old Feb 20th, 2001, 03:34 PM
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Parisians wear jeans, they just don't wear then to work while you are out being a tourist and seeing them, and 60 year olds don't wear them like they do in the US. I am with Vicki, I do not want to be uncomfortable or not look nice on a trip just to save a little luggage space, at least if I'm staying in only one place. I always take about 5 pairs of shoes (2 casual, 2 dressier for night, one flipflops or slippers for the hotel), I would be miserable and uncomfortable if I only took two as some people advise; it's not good for your feet or shoes, either. When I go to Paris, luggage is no problem, I check it, wheel it from baggage claim to the taxi stand, wheel it from taxi to front desk of hotel, from there I usu wheel it to room but some hotels have bellman guys even when you don't want them. I can always handle my bags on my own and I pack all that stuff in only a 21" pilot case and a smaller tote bag/duffle bag thing that matches and can go right on top of the suitcase when I'm pulling it along. There really is very minimal handling of luggage if you stay in one place, it's never been a problem for me. I used to worry more about this until I missed some things and spent part of my vacation looking for them, paying a fortune, and not liking them (ie, a warm sweater, slippers, etc). I usually fly Air France and they have started allowing only one carryon in any case, so you have to check the other one even if it is only 21" (no, I couldn't go to Europe for two weeks with only one piece of carryon luggage). I have never had a problem handling my luggage myself, but I wouldn't want to do it if I were changing hotels and being on the train every other day or something. Oh, and I go in the summer when clothes are lightweight, I don't think it would work in winter. And I wear black quite a bit, it's true, as well as olive and khaki or offwhite, but I do that anyway--I'm blonde and we look pretty good in black IMO. The only time I took too much was when I went to Prague for a week and I had two pair of jeans, one lightweight nicer slacks for evening, two skirts for evening (I was going out to opera and nice things at night a lot), and maybe one pair cotton twill casual pants, and two sweaters (plus a variety of tops). One pair of jeans was enough and one sweater but that was because it turned out to be a lot hotter than usual in May, so I had to end up buying cotton capris to wear in daytime and didn't need the heavier sweater even at night. It didn't really burden me in any way, though, as I just went straight to the hotel and stayed in one place. I really don't mind waiting for luggage 1/2 hr at the end of a long trip like that, I'm just trying to get awake and feel normal; often, it's very early in the am anyway and I may be procrastinating as my room won't be ready, anyway. So, there are different traveling theories but I don't worry about whether I'm dressed right at night or in restaurants, either, as I have correct clothes to wear, and I don't wear souvenir Tshirts on my trip. One thing I don't pack even though I'd like to is a robe; lounging around the hotel I wear Tshirt and either leggings or, if summer, knit shorts. This is more versatile to me, especially if you want to step out in the hallway or something. I have plenty of room partly because I don't take athletic shoes and stuff like that, I think. Those suckers are very heavy and bulky. I don't usually take a raincoat in summer; oh, I took one to Prague and wished I hadn't as I never wore it because it was so warm--see, I packed all that stuff in one 21" pilot case but small carryon. I feel sorry for guys because their clothes are a lot bulkier, espec. shoes. I could easily pack for 3 weeks in a 24" suitcase but I don't own one, 20" suitcases are about too small for me for even a long weekend.
 

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