Dressed For Success

My store has some new signed prints and signed posters you should entirely check out. Signed books as well!

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And, if you haven’t seen my wife’s Quidditch necklaces, you probably should fix that problem right now.

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Austin, TX Fancy Bastards: I AM COMING FOR YOU! TWICE! You’ll hear more about these events from me in the coming days and weeks, but this is your fair warning that I will be at Wizard World Austin at the Dragon’s Lair Booth (along with Cyanide & Happiness) Nov. 22-24, AND the next month I’ll be returning to Austin for the biggest, baddest, best ever WEBCOMIC RAMPAGE! This year we’ll be in a new facility with longer hours, more panels, a preshow mixer, and a ton of new guests. If you are anywhere in TX, (or guhhhh… Oklahoma) it is so worth the trip.

Woohoo! The end of another storylineI enjoyed sharing this one, and I hope you Fancy Bastards enjoyed reading it. NOTE TO SELF: In the eventual TV version of this comic, there should be some cool time travel FX between panels 1 and 2. We’ll pencil in a “Quantum Leap” and, if budget allows, upgrade to a “TARDIS noise + LOST sound”which are oddly more expensive due to licensing issues.

COMMENTERS: No boss, no job, no rules, no whatever, what is your favorite “uniform” for feeling absolutely comfortable and/or like yourself? Is it fishing waders? I bet it’s fishing waders.

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Echelon Four · 83 weeks ago

My “no rules” clothes are T-Shirt and boxers. Sweat pants if people are around. I will forever hate the assholes who decided clothes should be fashionable rather than just comfortable.
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BoldlyGettingThere · 83 weeks ago

The alt-text is always like this beautifully absurd, imaginary fifth panel to the comic
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Makoto · 83 weeks ago

Funny, I usually wear socks in my “uniform”, but often not a shirt (especially during the summer)…
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Sckazinski · 83 weeks ago

Just to be nickpicky about this storyline… the characters from the past have 5 fingers in each hand, but the global “fivefingerization” occurred only this year! What the hell?

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daveren · 83 weeks ago

Retroactive time stream ripple effect. Duh. Eventually it will unmake the universe.
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Eric · 83 weeks ago

Kilt. Now that I make my own, I wear them all the time. Can’t wear them at work, so I guess I’ll have to quit.
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Fren · 83 weeks ago

Same thing I wear to work every day. Jeans, T-shirt, boots, sweat jacket. The job has minor perks.
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Dan · 83 weeks ago

Jeans, T-shirt, comfortable shoes (sandals, Merrells). Basically what I wore when I did graphic design. Comfortable clothes was definitely a career choice.
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wwlaos · 83 weeks ago

No, you look stinky. Don’t deny it. It’s great that you’re happy and comfortable. Please continue to be both of those things!

But you still look stinky.

I work from home. I’m currently wearing a red t-shirt, grey sweat shorts white socks and blue slippers sitting in a club chair using my laptop. 😉
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stand · 83 weeks ago

Mmmmmmm.. LOST sound”which…

1 reply · active 83 weeks ago

I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the classic movie “Father Goose,” but in it social drop out Walter Eckland (Cary Grant) show’s that he’s romantically/sexually interested in a lady by visiting her wearing socks, which he normally doesn’t wear.

I’m a stay at home parent and I live in pyjama/yoga pant and t-shirts, and I own this shit. I have an excruciating skin condition which i will eventually probably go on SSDI for, and the loose breathable clothing I can wear at home all day now is a HUGE help in avoiding pain. Donning jeans and a bra to cart my kid to/from school is a travesty of epic proportions.

A smile. There are times I really love being able to work from home on occasion.
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Ali · 83 weeks ago

If I’m alone, nudity is preferable. If there are people, pajama pants and a t-shirt.

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bubujin_2 · 83 weeks ago

That’s my uniform too. Sadly ’tis late fall, the house is inadequately insulated so the natural uniform has been replaced by many layers that include sock, a hooded sweatshirt, and blankets to keep from freezing.
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Wesley · 83 weeks ago

My black fostex pants, magnums and t shirt… Basically the wat I already dress unless I feel like dressing up or there is an occasion that would be better dealt with while suited up. It’s basic practicality really.

If I could mix the practicality with it, my second option would be a kilt.

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TJ “Kiltman”Anderson · 83 weeks ago

I work from home 80% of the time.. I have a couple of Spartan Utilikilts… most comfortable..tthey’re made out of that material basketball shorts are.. only the jiblits aren’tsquishlits.

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TJ “Kiltman”Anderson · 83 weeks ago

And i meant to say is..at home..that’s what i wear.
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lou · 83 weeks ago

I usually don’t bother changing out of my pajamas in the morning, unless I absolutely must leave the house for some reason. If it’s hot enough in the summer, I don’t put on socks at all.
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Wayne · 83 weeks ago

What is this “uniform” and “clothing” you speak of?

Seriously though, I just deblouse, kick the boots off, unclasp the trouser blousing straps, loose the belt, and unzip my digi’s. That, from what I hear, is the equivalent to a woman taking her bra off at the end of a long day.

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Max · 83 weeks ago

So, the surface in the comic… Do you use it to draw?

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Zee · 83 weeks ago

Two things:
Dying your scrubs black would make them deceptively slack-like.
“Stretch jeans”! They are super comfortable.
Hoodie and yoga pants! I love my hoodies, especially the ones i stole from my brother that are too big but nice and roomy.
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Bron · 83 weeks ago

I must say I really want to keep my scrubs when I leave my current hospital, they are like pajamas with pockets (useable pockets I know some pajamas come with pockets but I find they are not good enough to use as pockets (ending pocket rant now)) if I’m working at home I tend to wear a shirt and shorts or t-shirt and shorts, basically shorts are involved in some capacity. Sometimes if I’m doing something messy/dangerous I’ll wear my Howie coat (basically a thick fabricked double breasted lab coat with russian collar, I wear the old ones I used for clinic till they fall apart they are fantastic) and my old disection apron, its an oddly effective outfit for warding off salesmen and Jehovah’s Witnesses……

1 reply · active 83 weeks ago

I actually blasted half the thigh pockets on my now-deceased scrubs (I had like 4 or 5 pairs) because I tried shoving novels into them. I was an intern at the time; there were hours upon hours of sitting on my massage table, reading.
I used to wear a lot of scrubs, but they don’t take much abuse.

Now I basically live in my jeans. I favor the ones that I accidentally ripped holes in. They’re my lucky ones.

I also like simple t-shirts, although I don’t find many very comfortable thanks to a neck that is never happy ever with things constricting it.

Ive been planning a review for months. It’s a love/hate/hate relationship type of thing. I Love being able to do my job from essentially anywhere at anytime and I hate/hate pretty much everything else about it.
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manbeardman · 83 weeks ago

i have a pair of pajama pants for every day
While i have re-adjusted my particular `experiment’ to involve becoming a primary teacher, i always enjoy seeing how parallel our lives are in some ways (went from being an accountant to a children’s musician – but the `come home angry one too many times cursing the tie until my wife, who is also an artist of some kind, encouraged me to do something i really enjoy because fulfilment and being a good roll-model for our child is more important than being a provider of money only. Even our beards are similar).

My `work uniform’ is most often a mad hatter/willy wonker/dr who looking outfit, which is only slightly more outlandish than how i used to and still dress in my downtime away from the office anyway. (octopus, pirate, and super-hero costumes also get a regular look in).

3 years ago when he saw me dressed as the Monkey king early one morning, my son kind of freaked out. 2 months ago when he (and his little sister) saw me dressed as Brer Rabbit early in the morning they both just said: `have a good gig, Dad’ 🙂

To me, the flashback/forward read like one of the cool transitions from Highlander, or those ones from Watchmen that Zack Snyder didn’t seem to notice.

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Kaidah · 83 weeks ago

The at home uniform is boxer shorts or pajama pants with an old t-shirt. I work too hard all day to stay dressed up afterwards. Hell, I don’t even shave on weekends (What am I, the Pope?). If I worked from home like you, my facial hair would most likely be somewhere between Zach Galifianakis and ZZ Top by now.
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mist · 83 weeks ago

…feeling cheated…

…where are the monkeys and robots?

Grey athletic t-shirts like you see people wear at the gym. I can’t fathom why, but they make me feel really comfortable; I put one of those on and just feel like eating a sandwich with lots of mustard.
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