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Living aboard is still a dream, but your advice of sticking to one color pattern is key. I currently do that because I hate all of the clutter of extra stuff that you end up accumulating. All of my dress shirts are Non Iron wrinkle free as well. Trying to do everything possible to make living aboard a reality before I am to old.
Hang in there sloss. BTW, don't know how old "too old" is, there's a guy on our dock in his mid-70s who lives in a 40-ft C&C, he hasn't owned a home on land for >20 years. Another guy in his late 70s finally gave up sailing ... and moved aboard a trawler.
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Re: Hanging "dress clothes", suits and such, in the boat

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David, from what I saw when I skimmed both sites, Travelsmith.com is a little dressier/more professional level clothing, blazers & suits, targets an older and pricier demographic. But you don't need to buy very many pieces, either. I had when working 2 pairs black pants and 1 pair of gray, 5 sweaters/blouses (black, white, gray, red), 2 blazers and a few scarves, that was all I needed - pick a boring style and nobody will remember that you wore the same thing twice. Hell,if what I'm *wearing* rather than what I'm *saying* is the most important thing you remember about me, I'm in trouble anyway ...

Dan has a tan suit of theirs, very classic style, it's been working for him for 6 years, and counting.
I did a search for travel smith and eventually found them.

I must admit I don't thing their stuff is a patch of the Rohan kit, but maybe I have been seduced my the blurb...

Love these trousers for example:


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Regular trousers – that happen to be waterproof.

Our Dry Requisite Trousers look and feel like a regular pair of chino-style trousers. Relaxed, casual and classically styled, they’ll look the part in the pub; they’ll toe the line at work and will cut the mustard on the golf course.

But, as you expect from Rohan, they’re packed with the sort of advanced fabric technology that you normally only find in technical trekking trousers.

It all starts with the waterproof and breathable Barricade™ lining. It’s light, soft, flexible and uses our Active Diffusion™ technology to offer amazing breathability and comfort in a wide range of temperatures.

The outer is a tough, textured polyamide with our Durable Water Repellency™ finish. It offers exactly the sort of performance you’d expect from our trekking trousers – it’s hard-wearing, high-wicking and incredibly quick-drying.

Washing the trousers is simple – just throw them in the machine and hang them out. They’ll dry overnight – and they’ll still be waterproof. They require absolutely no special care whatsoever.

In terms of design, we’ve kept it classic. Our Dry Requisites are designed to blend in – not stand out. They feature two hand pockets and two zipped rear pockets. One of the hand pockets includes an internal, zipped security pocket; the other has a small accessory loop designed to secure your car keys or a penknife.

Fabric: 100% polyamide canvas outer with DWR™, 100% polyester lining with Barricade™.
Weight: 550g
Pack Size: 1400ml
Drying Time: 7 hours
They are not suit trousers (with creases down the front), be could certainly be worn with a dress shirt tucked i and dress shoes to a highbrow restaurant, and could just as well be worn with a T-shirt and trail shoes to go trekking through the mountains!

And they are waterproof!

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Re: Hanging "dress clothes", suits and such, in the boat

I'm not sure what you mean by "I must admit I don't thing their stuff is a patch of the Rohan kit, but maybe I have been seduced my the blurb..." Help! Could you translate from UK English to American English please?
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Re: Hanging "dress clothes", suits and such, in the boat

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I'm not sure what you mean by "I must admit I don't thing their stuff is a patch of the Rohan kit, but maybe I have been seduced my the blurb..." Help! Could you translate from UK English to American English please?
ha ha ha ha!
Wow the old adage of "USA & UK, to nations separated by a common language" is coming into play!

I simply meant that the impression that I got having reviewed the TravelSmith site was that their products were not as 'high-performance' as Rohan garments.

I think that the Rohan garments are more versatile, my impression was that the Travelsmith garments I looked at did not go beyond 'easy iron' whereas the Rohan garment are designed to offer demanding performance garments that could also be worn with dress shoes and jacket.
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Ah, okay, got it. You're correct - the clothing I required was not "high-performance" in the outdoor or sport context. I needed some higher-end business & professional clothing for work in downtown Washington DC (very conservative clothing style). The climate challenges I faced were political rather than atmospheric
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Re: Hanging "dress clothes", suits and such, in the boat

I'm in a similar situation ... you might want to try Costco for their wrinkle-free dress shirts (button-down collar) ... they ARE wrinkle free and finally coming in some more 'distinguished' colors ... for $20.
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Re: Hanging "dress clothes", suits and such, in the boat

Fair enough,

thats how I found Rohan in the first place, quite by accident but that is exactly what I was looking for. Clothing that could be used to go for lunch with a client, then change into trail shoes and spend the afternoon trekking in the mountains with a rucsac!

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I'm in a similar situation ... you might want to try Costco for their wrinkle-free dress shirts (button-down collar) ... they ARE wrinkle free and finally coming in some more 'distinguished' colors ... for $20.
While fine for many, some people need to be careful with wrinkle free shirts in general and Costo wrinkle free in particular.

Anyone driving on route 6 in MA last summer may have seen someone pull to the side of the road, leap from the car and rip their shirt off. Yes, that was me and yes, that was a Costco wrinkle free shirt.

As I understand it, the usual way to make cotton wrinkle free is to treat it with urea and formaldehyde (really!). Either Costco uses more or they use something else. Iíve always found wrinkle free shirts could be a little itchy until they had been washed a bunch but, when traveling, I was willing to put up with it for the advantages. The Costco one was in a league of itís own - drove me nuts and I couldnít wash it out. Iíve since discovered a way to get rid of the treatment but then the shirt is no longer wrinkle free.

Yes they are really wrinkle free and great for most people but you might consider trying one before you buy a bunch.
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We're actually only 30, but i dont want to wait for some elusive retirement date to experience life. I always find every way I can to be off of work doing and trying new things.
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