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Synthetic only 7 18.92%
Cotton/Natural only 9 24.32%
A mix of both 16 43.24%
Really don't care/ whatever Wife/Hubbie/Mom tells me 5 13.51%
Nudie Rudie (at sea!) 3 8.11%
Sailing Logo clothes 3 8.11%
Non-Logo sailing clothes 8 21.62%
I do not dress like a cruiser/sailor 5 13.51%
Blazer & Captains Cap 4 10.81%
Blazer only (Special occasions) 1 2.70%
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Post Poll: What do you wear Cruising & Going Ashore?

In another thread someone said when cruising in the Tropics or sub-tropics they *always* were synthetic materials.
I *always* wear cotton or natural.

When Cruising (Not Racing) and going ashore what's your attire on board and when you hit the town?

Blazers and Captains Caps!!!!!!!!!!!

You can click as many options as suit.... (snigger) ... and the Poll is private so your name is not listed


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Re: Poll: What do you wear Cruising & Going Ashore?

I currently cruise cooler climes, although it still gets damn hot in the heat of summer at times. I think most of my clothes are synthetics of some sort, but to be honest, Iíve not really thought about it.

Most of my shirts are vented, pants are lights. Not much gets worn at night, and as little as needed when weíre away from others.

I guess I tend to wear what is available at the thrift shop, or the Sally-Ann. Beggars canít be choosers .

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Poll: What do you wear Cruising & Going Ashore?

Weird, this isnít showing up as a poll in the Tapatalk browser.

In any case, when racing or working, itís all technical synthetics. When Relaxing or cruising, or a day at the office, cotton is fine.

Underwear is more important than outerwear. When racing itís a wicking ploy tee and athletic synthetic boxer briefs. Cruising Iím fine with cotton boxers and tee. Daily office life, cotton.

Of course, even most cotton tees have some synthetic content, today.
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Re: Poll: What do you wear Cruising & Going Ashore?

Thanks Mark. Good idea. Iím interested as well. Too bad canít fragment further. Wife wanted to go full synthetic as although plumbed for it we never installed the Splendide. So other than bedding most wash is done in the galley sinks. Still have been unable to find a laundromat with decent functional dryers.
She has some batik dresses for fancy restaurant evenings and I have some button down shirts for the same but day to day itís synthetics. As you know the constant fight in the tropics is against mold. On the boat and you. Once wet, even from just a dinghy ride, cotton just doesnít work. Also itís cold when wet. We do use smart wool and boiled wool up north but still answered ďsynthetic ď to keep in the spirit of your poll.
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Re: Poll: What do you wear Cruising & Going Ashore?

Poll selections need to drop the "only".

I wear a range of clothing mostly depending on the season/weather.
In summer I wear mostly cotton Ts, polos shirts... henleys, long and short sleeves... no logos...
I do have slightly more "dressy" shirts if I don't want to not look like a boat bum ashore.
I have some "ice silk" tops light easy to wash... super comfy but skin tight.

I have multiple wind breakers, jackets in different weights. I keep one in my car and use it if I arrive for the trip to the boat and weather changes.

Like Sebago spinnakers... but they wear out... tried Swims... sole too narrow... never wear sneakers... prefer bare feet.

Several shorts... again in different weights and numbers of pockets...

Sweat shirts, cotton long sleeve hoodies

Trousers are; jeans, sweats, jeggings, running and travel pants which are synthetic waterproof, light and very comfy.

I wear a baseball or "engineer's cap"

old foulies... ready for the trash...

I have a very light gauge neoprene suit for cold weather sailing...inexpensive and highly recommended... maybe better than foulies???

Comfort is most important. I am no fashion plate! Wear the same sort of clothing off the boat /home/work (at home).

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Re: Poll: What do you wear Cruising & Going Ashore?

Im a jeans kinda guy, or shorts and TShirts all cotton or natural fabrics. Joggers and flip-flops, definitely not Boat Shoes.

Pretty much exactly that for the first 5 years....

But then heading to New York I loved being able to dress nicely once again.
I love dressing up to go to a nice restaurant in the Caribbean or anywhere. And most cruising women relish occasionally getting out of grungy clothes, splashing on some makeup and leaving their bandanna'd pretend pirate hubby at home.

Ummmmm, yes, I do have a Blazer in the wardrobe, club tie, propa pants etc... not that I wear them often, but you always need to be ready if an invitation gets dropped on deck.

All my clothes that you could recognise as sailing clothes have been given to me as part of some promo, rally, sailing event etc. I only wear them when no one can see me LOL
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Re: Poll: What do you wear Cruising & Going Ashore?

I wear shorts, sandals, tee-shirts or a wicking shirt (that I get at Walmart for $6.98) mostly. I did wear long pants once this past Dec and last June I think I worn socks and tennis shoes to walk around DC one day.

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Re: Poll: What do you wear Cruising & Going Ashore?

Before I left a well known sailing school I set a personal goal of obtaining a wardrobe of their branded Gill sailing apparel from the Ops manager du jour, because the hourly pay rate - no benefits - would be an embarrassment to the company if it was known. As a result I have and love Gill Mens UV TEC Teeshirts in both short and long sleeve. These are 100% polyester and provide SPF 50 UV protection. I also have a Gill Technical UV cap, a Gill Helford Polo (for trade shows), a Gill Mens Fleece Jacket, a Gill Crew Sport Jacket, and a Gill Inshore Lite Rain Jacket. All of these are synthetic or synthetic blend.
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For pants it's mostly jeans or shorts depending on the temperature. For shirts in summer it's a Columbia, Cabelas or similar lightweight fishing shirt. Lived in just two of them on my recent charter in the Exumas. They rinse and dry fast. When Autumn starts approaching I shift over to flannel shirts. When I start wearing a wool watch cap for most of the day it's time to put the boat back in the boatyard.
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Re: Poll: What do you wear Cruising & Going Ashore?

During the day, especially while sailing, I typically wear all quick dry clothing. It’s primary advantage, of course, is that it will dry quickly, if I take spray, rain or sweat through it. Cotton never seems to dry, if it gets wet. Also, they are much easier to launder aboard.

However, I do find quick dry type shirts to feel a bit like wearing a plastic bag. They don't typically breath as well. I do have some that are lighter material and vented that help in the height of the summer or when cruising in the caribe.

Our cruising pattern generally involves a shower at the end of the day, unless underway. Wash off all the sweat and sunscreen. A cotton shirt for cocktails and dinner feels really good then.

I don’t even own a pair of jeans, let alone would I wear them aboard.

Whenever practical, I prefer to be barefoot. If I need toe protection or the decks are too hot, it’s slip on boat shoes, which I keep under the cockpit table and slip right back off, when I sit down. Much easier than lacing anything up temporarily. I also keep flip flops and a pair of sneakers aboard. The flops typically go to shore.


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