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Re: Poll: What do you wear Cruising & Going Ashore?
ďSyntheticĒ doesnít mean today what it meant back in the golden age of polyester.
Under Armour changed the game about 20 years ago and things have been evolving steadily since then.
All of my polo style shirts are wicking fabrics now because they are much more comfortable than heavy wet cotton on hot muggy days that we have lots of here in south Florida. They are also inexpensive at Marshalls, T. J. Maxx, Steinmart, etc.
When I was up north West Marine would have a pretty decent apparel discount on July 4.
My T-shirts are still cotton because they mostly have come free from marine events, boat shows, fishing tournaments, etc. and that is what they offered.
At night, khakis and a cotton long sleeve button down oxford shirt.
I never wear sneakers anywhere near water. I learned that on a Bermuda trip many years ago when I got them wet, hung them on the lifeline and could not get the stink out of them. The decision was made for me and they went overboard.
I wear socks as seldom as possible.
Of course the most important thing is to wear material that is highly resistant to Grey Poupon for obvious reasons.