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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 3:54 a.m. PST

If you could routinely pull this off without any significant negative repercussions, what era's clothing would you primarily adopt?


Personal logo Dschebe Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 4:14 a.m. PST

Loose roman or early slavic summer clothes.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 4:18 a.m. PST

Modern – life without zips,Velcro etc and modern fabrics and buttons is unthinkable to me!

Mind you, Anglo Saxon kit is cool!

warwell05 Jul 2019 4:23 a.m. PST

Roman would probably be good for the South Florida heat

charared Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 4:41 a.m. PST

Late Victorin business clothing… Frock coat etc..

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 4:54 a.m. PST

Modern. All that heavy wool & cotton too much for Texas in the Summer. Folks back in the early 19th century we're tougher than I'm , and I'm sure they smelled like it.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 4:56 a.m. PST

A trifecta – Jacobite Highlander in kilt (summer), Late Victorian (spring/fall) or Georgian including lace and powdered wig (winter)

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 5:07 a.m. PST

I'd drop back about 50-70 years--suits (with hats) for business, funerals and church. Slacks, shirts and ties for school and casual. And if you have a tear in your clothes you sew it up or patch it. You don't buy the clothes with tears put there by the manufacturer. Might keep loafers.

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 7:49 a.m. PST


Some of my colleagues already accuse me of dressing 50 to 70 years behind the times. With the exception of a few who wear a tie and jacket for photo day, I am almost the only faculty member who regularly wears (except for summer) a jacket and tie to work:

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 9:13 a.m. PST

In this weather Skyclad

Colder belted plaid


Pictors Studio05 Jul 2019 9:55 a.m. PST

Modern, early 21st century.

Old Contemptible05 Jul 2019 10:18 a.m. PST

1930s to 1940s and sometimes 50s-early 60s.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 10:19 a.m. PST

Late 17th, early 18th: long embroidered waistcoats!

arthur181505 Jul 2019 11:27 a.m. PST

Regency period or early/mid Victorian. I'd like a top hat like Brunel's!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 11:37 a.m. PST

Regency period, specifically British military.

Cerdic05 Jul 2019 2:15 p.m. PST

Anglo-Saxon period.

They wore very practical outdoorsy kit that was well adapted to the British climate.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 3:55 p.m. PST


von Schwartz05 Jul 2019 4:36 p.m. PST

I'll go with Roman too, it's too Bleeped texting hot here in Florida

Oberlindes Sol LIC05 Jul 2019 5:13 p.m. PST

I actually do wear period dress pretty often, the period being the 1980s (when I was in my 20s):

-preppy: Members Only jacket, polo shirt (collar popped, of course), baggy khaki pants, Vuarnets

-New Wave: relaxed pastels -- think Miami Vice

-ska: white shirt, black pants, skinny black necktie -- or black shirt, white pants, and skinny white necktie -- I'm still looking for just the right hat for this look

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 6:05 p.m. PST

80s Rude Boy:


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jul 2019 8:03 a.m. PST

Work – MiB
Home – Late 20th Century redneck

… oh, wait. That's what I do wear.

Oberlindes Sol LIC06 Jul 2019 6:45 p.m. PST

I can just about pull off that Rude Boy look, too, with stuff in my closet. Except the hat. I don't have any hats like that any more.

PVT64109 Jul 2019 10:40 a.m. PST

Late 18th Century or 1940s.

von Schwartz11 Jul 2019 4:02 p.m. PST

You can borrow one of mine oberlindes

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