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Old 24.06.2011, 12:00
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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

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! Also, if you're not wearing ...DB

DB?

Since when does dressing like an SBB employee is categorized as fashion???
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Old 24.06.2011, 12:06
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Shorts, at work, are out of the question in companies here.
No it's not.

I, and many of my colleagues, wear shorts to work in summer, until September or so.

Many have already started, I will start next week (I took the day off today).

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It mainly depends on the kind of job you have.
I can't imagine seeing a banker, a doctor in his practice, a sales person, a civil servant having to receive people,..., a professor or teacher in front of his class,..., and so many others in shorts.
Things are different in Ticino, teachers in shorts is normal, despite school closing during the hottest months (mid-June until September). Sales person, depends what they are selling.

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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

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people here are more Italian than Swiss, although they will die before admitting it.
Oh yes, I'd rather die
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If shorts are not appropriate in your company but want to keep an American look, you can always wear Dockers with a polo shirt.
+1

Actually, all of my shorts ARE Dockers!

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Man here in Lugano people dress like they're going to a model parade *coughs* pretentious metrosexuals*coughs*.... and this is the case for mostly anyone!!!
I guess I hang out in different circles, as I've never noticed this, and I've lived here for 21+ years!

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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

Indeed st2lemans, where do you live, in a bubble???

Well tell me then, what is it that you see when you take a walk downtown if not what I mentioned??

Oh please do, I'm intrigued by your perception of things here... please try not to be biased since you're from here and all....
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Old 24.06.2011, 12:20
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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

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people here are more Italian than Swiss, although they will die before admitting it
You don't know many real Italians, do you? (and I don't mean the ones who live in Campione)

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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

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You don't know many real Italians, do you? (and I don't mean the ones who live in Campione)

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No, but I do know enough Swiss to claim what I stated before... plus I get the same vibe and see mostly the same scene when I cross the border... So yeah.
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Old 24.06.2011, 12:26
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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

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what's 'underwear'?
swimming trunks with liner
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Old 24.06.2011, 12:44
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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

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I hate the dressing etiquette over here, but I know Lugano is an exception in Switzerland
I don't think it really is...

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swimming trunks with liner
Hey, I always thought it is the oposite, people wear undies to swim in, instead of wearing trunks at all times...
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Old 24.06.2011, 12:57
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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

lol... When I arrived, I laughed after seeing many men in bright red/green/orange corduroy pants with driving loafers (no socks), polo shirts (collars up) and pastel colored sweaters draped around their necks.

It reminded me of California in the 80s! ;-)

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How do men dress in Switzerland?
Or in Western Europe in general for that matter.

I have been told that if you see a man walking through Paris wearing shorts, chances are he is an American tourist.

Here in Quebec, I wear shorts all summer long. Even at work.

What is it like in Lausanne?
I guess I'll go check it out on google streetview...
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How do men dress in Switzerland?
They wear their Swissness with pride..



source: http://www.swisseshop.ch
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Old 24.06.2011, 13:00
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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

My usual morning routine is:
  • Wake up, sit on edge of bed
  • Scratch head and balls (not necessarily in that order)
  • Stretch
  • Scratch balls again (just for good measure)
  • Locate undies drawer, select a suitably unsoiled pair of grey boxers (used to be white, but hell, who sorts anyway?)
  • Stand up, pull stomach in, admire myself in the mirror, especially my 57% visible old fella
  • Attempt to pull on boxers without a) falling over or b) putting my back out
  • Sit back on bed, recover breath (how much did I drink, really?)
  • Locate a pair of socks (yeah good luck with that)
  • Attempt to pull on socks, whilst still avoiding the hazards detailed above
  • Stand up
  • Sit down again
  • Stand up
  • Find last night's jeans. If not at end of bed, maybe in the bathroom. If not there, then I'm fooked
  • Pull on said jeans, frantically hopping around the room, like you do, trying not to wake up the a) the wife, b) the cat
  • Remove soggy tissue from jeans pocket (I've got hayfever, OK, before you go there)
  • Select Guiness-stained shirt
  • De-select Guiness-stained shirt
  • Bingo! Clean, ironed T-shirt in cupboard. Today is going to be a good day!
  • Pull on T-shirt, only to discover that it had been tumble-dried and now only comes down to somewhere just below the navel, exposing beer belly washboard stomach
  • Meh, the chicks love it
  • Leave bedroom, tripping over aforementioned, and now wide awake and hungry, cat
That's how this man dresses in Switzerland
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Old 24.06.2011, 13:03
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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

At least you have a dressing etiquette.

In Basel it is terrible. The actual dressing etiquette is actually called terrible.

Lots and lots of clash of colors (brown and grey, or brown and black)

With socks in sandales.

It turns me on!
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Old 24.06.2011, 13:06
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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

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swimming trunks with liner

ah yes. The internet! now I understand

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That's actually how we all do, without even living in Switzerland.. don't we?
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Old 24.06.2011, 13:18
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How do men dress in Switzerland?

I guess I'll go check it out on google streetview...
According to tailors, most men dress left. Probably not all that obvious from Streetview photos, though, the zoom isn't all that great.

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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

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That's how this man dresses in Switzerland
so your avatar is the weekend look?
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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

Not for us super heros.
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Stuff you ''wear'' under.
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Man here in Lugano people dress like they're going to a model parade *coughs* pretentious metrosexuals*coughs*.... and this is the case for mostly anyone!!!
Are you sure about this generalisation? I've lived here in Lugano for a couple of years now, and that's not the idea people I meet on a daily basis give me. Average Joe is not obsessed with fashion. There are people who correspond to your description and I agree that there are probably many more of them here in Lugano than in other parts of Tessin or Switzerland in general, but they are not the majority.

They are confined to the circles of high-paying white-collar jobs (banks, managers, etc) and, for reasons beyond me, many teenagers are like that too.... as well as of course a good percentage of those Italians that come to Lugano just to play at the Casino and visit brothels.

But everyone else is dresses pretty "normal" and is not so fashion conscious, IMHO. In fact, one of the things I appreciate about this place is that people are no so obsessed with fashion.

A lot depends on your circles and the places where you hang out.
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Re: How do men dress in Switzerland?

Well perhaps I exagerated with the "vast majority" but regardless most people do...

And I'm not refering to my circle of friends or any group in particular. I'm talking about what's most common to see around when going out for a walk dowtown(among luganesi of course, not counting the tourists, etc)...

To me it's just surprising how many people care for fashion here and follow it. I've never seen anything like it in the rest of Switzerland, so yeah....

I don't know what's all the controversy about this when most of my Swiss friends from "inner Switzerland" (north of the alps) who've come here both for visit and work find it peculiar as well...
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