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Summer Dress Sense

Postby banjocrewe » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:43 pm

Well we've certainly been blessed with some hot weather... actually I dislike it (im more of an autumn/winter person).
Trouble is I find that the lodge meetings I attend are either red hot in summer or ice cold in winter, and never a balance.

However, Im abit worried about over-heating, cotton shirt, tie, waistcoat, jacket, gloves, and apron, etc.
How I envy those US lodges that occassionally wear t-shirts!

The only time we have had a relax of dress code was when his WM instructed us we could remove our gloves.
The waistcoat be the way is deemed part of part of our dress code. I tried taking it off and was met with alot of derision.

Hopefully in these hot days a compromise can be reached. Otherwise we are going to have someone collapse of heat stroke.

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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby Richard George » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:12 pm

Never worn a waistcoat in my life.
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby Mike Martin » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:13 pm

You could always get yourself a summer weight dark linen suit and ditch the waistcoat which would help you out.
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby eric384 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:08 pm

One of our other contributors posted elsewhere that yesterday he attended an SRIA meeting and they were in shirt sleeves at the festive board. A bit of common sense.
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby Trouillogan » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:29 pm

I seek and always get the permission of the master for us to wear white linen jackets at the FB. Don't wear a waistcoat in summer heat. As for gloves, well, for the past several years I've either been lodge secretary or providing the music, so those let me off glove duty!

So long as you look smart and tidy, all should be well - do they want the clothes or the man?
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby banjocrewe » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:34 pm

Trouillogan wrote:....

So long as you look smart and tidy, all should be well - do they want the clothes or the man?


The answer in short is probably both.
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby Mike Martin » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:43 pm

banjocrewe wrote:
Trouillogan wrote:....

So long as you look smart and tidy, all should be well - do they want the clothes or the man?


The answer in short is probably both.


Ha ha, probably the wrong lodge then :0
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby banjocrewe » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:02 pm

Mike Martin wrote:
Ha ha, probably the wrong lodge then :0


Think you are right Mike, time to get my resignation sorted - also save cost on a new light-weight suit
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby eric384 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:47 pm

Get another lodge sorted before you resign.
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby banjocrewe » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:58 pm

eric384 wrote:Get another lodge sorted before you resign.


Im finding the thought of being "Unattached" quite a pleasant idea.

I currently hold a senior lodge Officers position, and also am very active on the Committee.
I obviously need to resign these positions before I resign the lodge itself, or can all
3 be done simultaneously?

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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby Mike Martin » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:00 pm

banjocrewe wrote:
eric384 wrote:Get another lodge sorted before you resign.


Im finding the thought of being "Unattached" quite a pleasant idea.

I currently hold a senior lodge Officers position, and also am very active on the Committee.
I obviously need to resign these positions before I resign the lodge itself, or can all
3 be done simultaneously?

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The problem with being unattached, as covered elsewhere. is the serious damage it does to your ability to visit other Lodges :(
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby Trouillogan » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:51 pm

banjocrewe wrote:
eric384 wrote:Get another lodge sorted before you resign.


Im finding the thought of being "Unattached" quite a pleasant idea.

I currently hold a senior lodge Officers position, and also am very active on the Committee.
I obviously need to resign these positions before I resign the lodge itself, or can all
3 be done simultaneously?

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When you resign from a lodge, you automatically no longer hold any of the posts you mentioned. Your resignation kills all those. Make sure your subs are up to date and get your clearance certificate so you can join another lodge before you become unattached. Remember, your resignation comes into effect immediately the secretary receives it. See rule 183 for the procedure.
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby wayne cowley » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:34 am

eric384 wrote:One of our other contributors posted elsewhere that yesterday he attended an SRIA meeting and they were in shirt sleeves at the festive board. A bit of common sense.


That was me - an unexpected outbreak of common sense from our Chief Adept

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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby David H » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:41 am

Mike Martin wrote:The problem with being unattached, as covered elsewhere. is the serious damage it does to your ability to visit other Lodges :(


Indeed - but actually it is much worse than that - something I now bitterly regret. I had absolutely no idea how what I intended as a temporary carefully considered step would lead to such misunderstanding and repercussions. It's horrible being beyond the pale.
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby eckywan2 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:25 am

Aye David but meanwhile you dont need to worry about wearing warm clothes
or even your redcoat !
Just back from Missouri and two lodges
both where I felt sooooooo overdressed with temp in 99 f PLUS "heat index"
(we have wind chill as a minus they get mair with heat index adding !)
half of those attending were in Jeans and t shirt
2 in Police uniform ( minus batbelts)
one "correctional officer" in official T shirt type top.
C'est la vie
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby MrBenn » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:26 pm

Common sense is needed - I've been at meetings in June at FMH where the inside temperature was over 26 degrees - no reason why we can't work in shirt sleeves
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby eckywan2 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:32 pm

What did they wear at the 1717 pub lunch ?
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby Trouillogan » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:44 pm

Since that's all it was, I dare say Bermuda shorts and cocked hats!
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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby banjocrewe » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:09 am

Thankfully, the Rains cometh!

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Re: Summer Dress Sense

Postby David H » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:24 am

Beautiful day here in the capital of the Scottish Highlands
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