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dolan - Answered a Question by Knowles (31 Jul 08 14:16)

I was intrigued so tried to find out what a rag jacket was- seems its like a casual shirt like jacket that you wear over other clothes- correct me anyone if I am wrong!

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Martin - Answered a Question by Knowles (31 Jul 08 10:17)

What on earth is a rag jacket? You can opt for casual dining on formal nights if you prefer not to take a suit.

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smith - Answered a Question by Knowles (31 Jul 08 11:12)

I am also puzzled to what a rag jacket is.

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Ferguson - Answered a Question by Knowles (31 Jul 08 17:43)

A rag jacket is either made of rags and patched material which may be of different colours, designed to look 'smart tatty'. I would think not suitable for a formal night but would be OK if you used the buffet that night. Or he could try a blazer which might be OK.

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Setter - replied to Ferguson (31 Jul 08 17:58)

Thank you Mr/Mrs Ferguson for answering the question which was clearly puzzling several of us!I was envisaging something on the lines of the "rag-rugs" made by our Great- Grandmas and could not see where that would fit into a ships dress code!!!!

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Stone - Answered a Question by Knowles (31 Jul 08 17:59)

Is your husband a Morris dancer? Rag jackets are traditional attire for many of the Morris dancing troupes in Oxfordshire. Usually a jacket decorated with loose strips of cloth.

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a - Answered a Question by Knowles (31 Jul 08 18:08)

What does he wear for weddings/funerals/christenings if he does not own a suit? For goodness sake you can buy one in Tesco's for around £30 these days.... I happen to know that here is a very large branch of Tescos in New Malden.

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Wilba - Answered a Question by Knowles (31 Jul 08 20:02)

Matalan were doing a Dinner Suit, Shirt & Bow Tie for Fifty Quid.

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Neil and Ida Down - Answered a Question by Knowles (31 Jul 08 21:20)

Are you happy to accompany a man in a "Rag Jacket" slacks and a tie. There is no way I would partner anyone dressed like that if I was dressed up? Tell him to stop being so bloody minded and be the man he should be. And....what's all this about being 67 is he expecting to not get enough wear out of it? For goodness sake lead him by his scuffy neck to the nearest shop..... Men!!! Lots of love Ida.

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Setter - replied to Neil and Ida Down (01 Aug 08 14:31)

Yo Ida, Way to go!!!I couldn't agree with you more!!!You and I obviously have well trained (and well dressed) men. Mine actually enjoys getting dressed up for "full dress" evenings on board, even though he spends his entire working life in a suit(and indeed so did I) You cant beat a bit of the old razzle dazzle I reckon!

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