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Wash them in the sink before you sleep, let them dry as much as possible until the morning, if they are not dry by then, iron them a bit and they will be dry. If you can't get a hold of an iron, put them in front of the A/C or the heater, do not block the airway totally, just let the air pass through the boxers and it will make them dry in no time.


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Given that some airlines even give you a complimentary pyjama when flying in first class I'd say that it would be perfectly legal for you to wear one on the plane regardless of which class you're flying in. Worst case scenario you'll get some looks from other passengers. Go ahead and fly comfortable.


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Whenever the topic of packing something in an optimal way comes up, it's useful to see if the Navy has anything to say about it. The Navy is a good place to look because sailors need to be especially diligent about packing economically, and women sailors are no exception. Specifically, women in the US Navy are issued 11 bras and should have 2 in their ...


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You don't need a hat. If you're traveling for business and are in the IT industry, you'll spend all your time in air-conditioned offices, hotels and taxis, and will spend very little time outside. As a rule, only the poor walk in India, and the campuses of Indian IT firms are generally in suburbs that are virtually unreachable by public transport anyway. ...


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I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the infamous "flip them around" technique. Arguably you can use one pair of boxers for four days if you flip them inside out and front to back. Indeed boxers, and tighty-whities, have two degrees of freedom which produce four possible rotations. This doesn't really work with thongs due to the difference in surface area ...


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I'll try to address this question impartially despite my strong feelings against Mandatory Hijaab for women (I'm a male, born and raised in Iran who lives in United States now) I'll define the terms first and then will mention what is minimally required by the law. Hijaab (means veil in Arabic) is a religious term. It's definition varies across cultures, ...


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Yes, you can wear your pajamas during a flight. You might get some strange looks, but there is nothing wrong with wearing them. Other options would be a 'sweat suit' with elastic at the waist and a t-shirt and hoodie for the top.


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Pad it with socks and underwear. (default strategy) Pack them near the top. (not sure how helpful this really is in actual execution since you can't control baggage handling after check-in...) Stack them. (strength in numbers! my go-to move.) Fold one cup inside another. (I see this everywhere in FlyerTalk forums but according to experts, this actually ...


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I'm assuming you're at the 2015 BC Football High School Camp (Session II) - (quick Google search). Funny they did not list underwear in the Things to Bring section. On this page it mentions a Camp Store. Talk to someone at the store to see if they can pick some up for you. If money is an issue, have them contact someone (parent) who can figure that part out. ...


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I visited last year. My pure understanding of the law there obviously isn't perfect as an outsider, but the following of the 'law' seemed very rough, women would wear a covering, but sometimes only over the bob of a pony-tail, for example. However, if in a place of business, eg a hotel or restaurant, you'd regularly see proprietors or staff quickly address ...


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Use sport bras which can be folded whatever way you want, scrunched up even. I never needed to be careful with bras when packing, most of the time my bras fill the things I have to be careful with.


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Unless you're concerned about your appearance prior to boarding the flight for some reason, I see no reason not to take @cgcampbell's advice. I have to wear a metallic brace for an arthritic knee, so I either wear comfortable shorts, or a pair of (equally comfortable) zip-off pants so I can easily show the brace to security agents (TSA here in the US). I ...


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As mentioned in other answers, the rules against shorts should be understood as rules against normal clothing, so you can't just jump in with the clothes you were wearing when outside the pool. But swim trunks are very common for recreational swimmers. An example of the dresscode of a random public pool in Belgium explains what I mean (these are the allowed ...


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Inspired by the same-day delivery answer, I remembered there's a service called "Magic" where you basically text them what you want and they quote a price: We have trained operators standing by 24/7 to answer every one of your requests. Send us a text message, and we'll get you what you want. We'll order what you need from the appropriate service (e.g. ...


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I am a Brit that lives in NZ, and I can tell you there is nothing quite like Primark. The closest would be The Warehouse or kMart, (Farmers is more expensive than both, but quality and range is larger). However, these still aren't as cheap, the range is a lot smaller, (given that clothing is only a small part of what they offer) and the quality isn't the ...


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You should buy your clothes in Kiruna. There are plenty of excellent outdoor stores in the city centre. Although it is regularly -25°C to -30°C in the valleys outside the city (where tours such as sled dogging tours take place), it's not cold in the city centre, where temperatures rarely drop down below -20°C (you might be surprised that a dry, calm, and ...


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Different European countries, and often pools, set different rules. I live in the Netherlands and in the pools here there are no rules on what you can wear, as long as it is swimming gear and not underwear. When I swim the competition team is also training and all of them wear tight Speedo and Adidas swimgear, male as well as females. As that is something ...


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I'm not familiar with Primark, but in New Zealand you can find inexpensive clothing at The Warehouse, Kmart, possibly Farmers, and probably others. In general, goods available in New Zealand will not be as cheap as you might be accustomed to. There are many reasons for this (not the least of which is NZ is a small, remote market), but it all adds up to ...


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As of today (March 17, 2016), there are no H&M, Zara, Primark, or Uniqlo stores in NZ. There is one Topshop, though, at 203 Queen St, Auckland, and H&M will be opening an Auckland location in 2016, too. Maybe the Google search for [new zealand fast fashion chain] will yield more useful information. You can also check Wikipedia's list of fast ...


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Company chiefs sent out a memo informing female staff they would be required "to wear trousers during the flight with a loose fitting jacket and a scarf covering their hair on leaving the plane", Mr Pillet said. First off, nobody is obliged to wear any kind of hijab unless they leave the plane: Company chiefs sent out a memo informing female ...


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Do not pack the suit! why spend time ironing/pressing the suit at the hotel/accommodation while you can carry them as they are with you? Put them in a travel suit bag, something like this: Once in the plane, ask a cabin crew member to hang it for you, in every plane there is a coat compartment and they will be happy to do that for you. This is what I ...


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As Willeke notes, the specific rules may vary between pools (and possibly regions), but in my experience, anything that clearly looks like swimwear, as opposed to underwear (or, worse yet, streetwear) will likely be acceptable. If in doubt, just go to your local pool and ask. I'm sure the staff can explain what they consider acceptable swim attire. Or, ...


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Preface: I'm not a designer or a clotheshorse so these descriptions may be a bit rough Abaya just means "cloak"; there are many kinds of abaya, just like there are many kinds of jackets/coats. Just like most other things, the interpretation of the abaya varies differently from one region to the next. For example in the UAE abayas have large flowing sleeves ...


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From the Department of Agriculture - Arriving in Australia page, there's a section for "Other items" that states: used sporting and camping equipment including tents, footwear, hiking boots, golf equipment and bicycles (need to be checked to ensure they are clean and free from soil contamination) It should be sufficient to clean your shoes ...


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Here in London, loose-fitting swimming shorts - what the article you linked to calls 'trunks' or 'boardshorts' - are the norm for adult males. Be aware that in British English - or here in London at least - 'swimming trunks' or 'trunks' means the item of clothing that the article you linked to calls 'swim briefs' or 'speedos' - i.e. budgie smugglers. A ...


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It's actually really easy and common, it turns out. Pity, as I bought a suit in Canada in advance. If you come out of Sa'adi metro station, and walk west - between the station and Ferdowsi avenue on both sides, there are a LOT of suit hire places. Many of them have tuxes as their show pieces in the window, but have regular suit hire too. I've seen it ...


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You're at football camp? Someone else brought extra underwear. Barter for them.


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as someone who only wears sweatpants/sweatshirts on planes, nobody will question it. I show up in them, but changing in the bathroom shouldn't cause an issue as long as you can stuff your other clothes into your carry-on. Just make sure, as @Joe Blow said, your pajamas don't let anything illegal out.


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Legally, they have to wear Hijab, but hijab comes in many different styles, they do not approve of all styles, at least not the religious police. The favorite style for the religious police is called the chādor, which was somehow enforced by the religious police after the revolution in 1979. The Chador looks like the Niqab for the foreigners, but it's ...


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One thing to be careful of is that many laundry machines in Japan are now the super-high efficient kind that need very low or non-sudsing detergent. Detergent that's now sold in Japan is fine, but if you bring detergent from your home country, it may be high-sudsing -- which can cause the machine to overflow with suds or even damage it. So regardless of ...



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