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Are sweatpants frowned upon on flights?

You won't win any fashion contests, but that's not what you're aiming for anyway. I can't tell you anything about East Asia, but I've travelled plenty around Europe (including Eastern Europe). Jeans ...
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Rent clothing in Frankfurt / Being warm without cold weather clothing

You can "simulate" renting some warm clothing in Frankfurt. There is an Oxfam shop in Sachsenhausen, about a 20 - 25 minute walk or about EUR 12 for a taxi from the central train station. Oxfam is ...
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Where can I change my clothes at the airport?

If you're willing to pay a bit to avoid hassle, Frankfurt Airport has 5 shower facilities scattered throughout its terminals that can be rented for 6 euros. The stalls aren't exactly luxurious, but ...
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Where can I change my clothes at the airport?

JPatokal gives the answer for FRA, but in every restroom in every US airport there is a handicapped stall, where it is easy to change, and typically two clothing hooks to help you.
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Where can I change my clothes at the airport?

Right after security checks (at least in the terminal I used) there were two changing rooms that are probably used for extra security checks. I asked the security staff if I could use it to get ...
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What is France's traditional costume?

France does not really have one national costume. There are many regional costumes, although not many or even non is/are still used as daily dress. In the last half of the 20th century, the 'typical'...
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Travelling from the UK to Canada with muddy running shoes in my luggage

According to the Canada Border Services Agency: Many different kinds of items can introduce foreign threats into Canada. These include things as diverse as: Food, such as raw or cooked ...
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In Germany, are any of these jackets legally or socially acceptable for an American tourist?

You're looking for an "authoritative" answer, but this is a nuanced question and you're not going to get a black and white answer about this being acceptable or not. But if you insist on a ...
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What to wear to board the plane if destination's weather differ significantly?

It's always worth having some extra clothing in your hand luggage -- you've noticed luggage can go missing and even shopping for replacements can be problematic if you're not prepared for the ...
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What can I wear to avoid getting frisked and crotch searched by TSA at the airport?

Wear trousers without metal and by preference ones that stay up without a belt. It is not a given that you will not be checked but it will make it less likely and you will feel better when you are ...
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What headwear are women legally required to wear in Iran?

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 ...
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Is wearing shorts in Transsiberian trains okay

That's absolutely OK. Moreover, Russians' concept of appropriate clothing in trains is very very very relaxed; many people will wear clothing that they will never wear in many other public places (...
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When packing a stack of folded t-shirts in a suitcase, how to reduce the likelihood that they unfold?

I like to use packing cubes. These don't have any kind of vacuum seal, but they do kind of squish their contents a little and let you pack more than you otherwise would. If you put all your shirts ...
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What can I wear to avoid getting frisked and crotch searched by TSA at the airport?

You want clothing that appears invisible to the millimeter wave scanner, so you appear naked i.e. no false positives. Any metal will obviously show up, but anomalies in fabric density can also appear ...
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Portable Iron without ironing board

Consider that an ironing board is just a firm surface. I frequently use a folded towel on a desk, or even bed, while traveling.
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Portable Iron without ironing board

In all the hotels I have stayed in, either there is an iron and ironing board already in the room, or I can call the front desk and one will be delivered to my room. As for long term apartment usage -...
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When packing a stack of folded t-shirts in a suitcase, how to reduce the likelihood that they unfold?

how to reduce the likelihood that they unfold? By not giving them the option to unfold. And my preferred way of doing this is by not folding them in the first place, but instead rolling them (and ...
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Tips on where to buy clothes for cold weather in Lille, France?

I'm from Lille and greatly agree with what's been said before. between the two train station (Gare Lille Flandres and Gare Lille Europe) there is a large shopping center called Westfield Euralille. I ...
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Proper clothing for rather pale person in very hot and sunny climate

I was surprised to discover that a long sleeved "technical" shirt with a high Sun Protection Factor (SPF) kept me much cooler (and reduced the amount of water I needed to drink while cycling) than a ...
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Are sweatpants frowned upon on flights?

I haven't traveled to east Asia or East Europe before but that is a very long flight, I don't think jeans are comfortable at all for that many hours. I have though traveled to central Europe several ...
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Are sweatpants frowned upon on flights?

It all depends on where you are from. Being from east Europe myself - we'd put our most official nice clothes for even going to the store literally 2 steps from the house. Having lived in the UK for ...
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What clothing should I bring to Mt. Titlis in Switzerland during December?

In the Nordic countries, we use a layered clothing method, which has the benefit of being adjustable to the weather: First layer: Moisture-wickening technical underclothing Long underpants Long ...
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What headwear are women legally required to wear in Iran?

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 ...
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What kind of clothing will not get me kicked off a flight?

I think you have covered all the typical reasons; I would also avoid T-Shirts with images of guns, explosives, etc. The link you shared with a woman with very short shorts could be seen by some as ...
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How to avoid re-stinking my freshly washed laundry when I only have one laundry bag?

I have laundry bags made of cotton. They are washable but actually if you wash once a week or every other week (that's what I am doing, not sure this is an option for you), they don't get too stinky ...
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In Germany, are any of these jackets legally or socially acceptable for an American tourist?

Is it illegal? As long as you wear it as part of your civilian clothes, lets say with blue jeans and normal shoes, nobody will think you are "in uniform" or impersonating anybody. You will ...
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Are sweatpants frowned upon on flights?

I traveled for Work a lot! I mean a lot. I used to wear Jeans and a Shirt. With the whole getup (belt, nice shoes, etc.). After 50+ trips, I couldn't do it anymore. Not only was I never on-site first ...
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Attire in Iran for male travelers

well as an Iranian, I should say that dress code is not that hard and strict that you might have heard except hijab for women which is only enforced by gov (that is not frowned upon by locals and ...
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