Saturday, December 4, 2010

Great Fashion for Great Retirement Living

For living smart in retirement, I believe that fashion should consist mainly of T-shirts and Blue Jeans.

I don't sell T-shirts but I have designed a few for myself and had them printed by

Some of these T-shirts are displayed along with some of my favorite retirement T-shirt sayings at:

Retirement T-shirts

Also, I have posted at least 100 quotes relating to clothing, dress, and fashion on

Sensational Quotes about Fashion

My two favorites are:

    "Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."
    — Oscar Wilde

    "I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity — all I hope for in my clothes."
    — Yves Saint Laurent
Of course, the natural companion of the blue jean is the T-shirt — the only two items you need to make a fashion statement in retirement.

What's more, style will last for decades whereas today's fashion is designed to be unfashionable tomorrow.

This means that fashion and money are companions only if you are the fashion designer and not when you are the one purchasing fashion.

Here are a few more quotes to place fashion and money and retirement in perspective:
    Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better.
    — Margaret Oliphant

    Nobody is so miserable as the person who longs to be somebody other than the person he is.
    - Angelo Patri

    An empty head leads to an empty pocket.
    — B.C. Forbes

    The waste of money cures itself, for soon there is no more to waste.
    — M.W. Harrison

    Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
    — Coco Chanel