Retirement: Pin Stripes to Floral Hawaiian? Not Exactly.

Bob Small, the owner of Tyner-Shorten Clothiers for the past 35 years has now hung up his measuring tape and set aside his alteration chalk to spend more time with his grandchildren and of course, on the links at Sunningdale. If we work hard and are lucky enough, hopefully we all will transition to retirement someday.

Retirement is your reward for years of being the early bird, and late nights and short weekends. No longer is your morning coffee splashing around in the to-go cup but rather enjoying it hot with a full no-rush breakfast.  You have earned this and are excitedly anticipating the next steps but it’s also a change. A huge lifestyle change. 

One area that surely will see a change will be your wardrobe. Have a look. Do you still reach for the same style of shirts or ties or shoes?  Your daily activities are changing and it’s likely your wardrobe needs are changing as well.  Here are a few tips to make your closet work for you.

Donate some suits. It’s likely now that you are retired, the suits of your past Monday to Friday career aren’t the first things you reach for each day.  It’s best to keep a couple of your best fitting dress pants and suit jackets. In choosing which to save, select the ones that fit your body-type the best, that are neutral in colour and that have a classic style. Select a couple of coordinating dress shirts, a few ties and a pair of shoes. After choosing a couple versatile suits, consider donating the other suits that still have lots of life to charities that assist our community with employment, like LondonWorks.

Casual styles are about to become your Monday to Friday (or to Sunday) attire. Choose casual shirts like polos and button-downs that give your torso structure. Don’t assume all casual shirts need to be tucked in. There are many shirts that are designed to hide a less that washboard stomach by being designed to hang down slightly under the belt area.  Tyner-Shorten Clothiers offers several designers who specialize in casual clothing that will help you look your best. Bugatchi polos offer luxurious Italian fabrics with a contemporary style.  You could pair your new Bugatchi polo with a pair of Alberto casual pants. The Alberto casual line is designed to be comfortable elegance. Look good and feel good.

Other considerations are your new daily adventures.  Maybe golfing, hiking or travel is your new passion. Likely you need to spruce up the outfits required for each activity, after all, this is your new everyday wear!  Robert Talbott has an amazing line of dress shirts that are the perfect fit for travel. Feel confident going from cruise ship to dinner to luau in these quality staples.  For the golfers, BRAX offers sporty but comfortable clothing that will make you feel your best on the links!

The old saying “You are what you wear” holds true even after retirement. The confidence you have in your outfit shows in your daily activities. Ensure what you wear fits properly and highlights your best features. Continue to take pride in your appearance and stop by Tyner-Shorten Clothiers to update your closet to better fit your new Monday to Friday routine…whether on the links or at the beach house.

Congratulations Bob on your many years of success and well-earned retirement. All the best.

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