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Monday, February 20, 2006

Monday Questionnaire
costumes, uniforms, and second skins

1. Have you belonged to any group that identifies with wearing special colors? What are their symbolism?

2. What's your favorite comfy outfit for kickin' around?

3. How do people dress in your workplace?

Bonus: Where do socks go when they run away?


Blogger Emma Goldman said...

1. Hmmm. Not really, at least not unless you count high school field hockey.

2. Nothing--literally. Otherwise, if I'm not leaving the house, a t-shirt and a pair of loose-fitting shorts or pants. I've got some thai fisherperson's pants, and they work, too.

3. Chef pants (theirs are all checked, and mine will be too, once the new ones come in, but meanwhile mine are the striped ones we got for school) and my school short-sleeved chef jacket with the school logo on the left (I'm waiting for the new jackets to come in, the ones with the bakery's logo and my name on them). I also wear Kingston-McKnight chef shoes; others wear Birkenstocks (the Boston style) or gym shoes. I wear a short-sleeved white t-shirt under the chef jacket, but may switch to a sleeveless t-shirt if the summer is really hot in the kitchen. I put my hair in a loose french braid and then use a Buffy spandex band to hold it in. My notebook and dry-erase pen are in the left pants pocket, the calculator is in the right pants pocket, the pen is in the left breast pocket, and the Sharpie is in the right breast pocket. Recipes and notes may also be in in various pants pockets.

Not that I have a system or anything.

Socktori. It's like Satori except for socks.

10:32 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

1. Capoeira angola players traditionally wear yellow tee shirts, sometimes with black designs, because the great Mestre Pastinha had his students wear these colors in honor of his favorite soccer club. Some angoleiros wear black pants, but most I've seen wear white pants. The white symbolizes purity, but also part of the capoeira challenge is to keep the white pants clean, never letting anything but hands and feet touch the ground.

Mestres and regional players often wear all white.

2. I'm partial these days to merino wool long johns, brown LL Bean cords, and a long-sleeve tee shirt. I add a super-soft gray and white sweater to the ensemble as needed. Like warmth. Cold bad.

3. It's a very casual workplace--jeans, shirts, khakis; ties or skirts only when an author visits the office, and only for the people meeting with the author. Given the laid-back dress, it's easy to pick out people there on sales calls or interviews. They wear dark suits. Ha ha.

Shiatsu clothes, if it can believed, are even more casual. I usually wear a gray long-sleeved tee shirt under a brightly colored shiatsu school tee shirt (emblazoned with crane logo). I wear pants suitable to a yoga class and my cleanest socks.

I like Emma's "socktori" explanation. I'll go along with that.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

1. In the annual Memorial Day parade, in which my 4-H group marched, we wore navy blue pants and white T-shirts with green 4-H sashes.

2. I'll stick with winter, since it's winter. In the outside world: Jeans, a really soft grey shirt with buttons on the shoulder, a brown cardigan, my red Born shoes. In my apartment: Flannel PJ pants, T-shirt, 1-2 pairs of socks, sweatshirt if necessary.

3. It really varies, from suits and heels to nylon pants and T-shirts. One woman wears only black and white and beige; one man wears science-fiction T-shirts. My work uniform currently consists of jeans and sweater, although lately I've been thinking maybe people would take me more seriously if I dressed more, you know, professionally, except I'm not exactly sure what that means. I suppose I should consider a skirt once in a while...

Bonus: I don't know where they go--Las Vegas, maybe?--but I know why: They don't feel loved. I love my socks every day, and I have never lost a single one.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it!
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12:22 PM  

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