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What to wear to ones own funeral

alexanduh

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probs a rental
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Just don't wear a Freddy Kruger sweater like they buried my grandfather in
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Black evening dress tails (white tie) with black balmoral semi-brogues...skull & crossbone cufflink/stud set by Jan Leslie...and of course a red carnation in the lapel
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I plan on the cremation after organ donation, so the funeral attire itself is irrelevant to me.

However, a slightly tangential question I find more interesting is "What clothing do you want to wear as you die?"

I'd like to be wearing a spacesuit.

"Nothing" is a perfectly acceptable answer, especially if you plan to go out boaning.
 

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I've not contemplated what I will be wearing for my final demise (and, as I expect to be cremated, it makes very little difference), but I did have to dress my late husband for his funeral, so I do have some small experience in these matters.

First off, not to disappoint the shoe fetishists out there, but the dead are buried without footwear.

What I chose (or I, Fate, and whatever was dry-cleaned chose) was a mid-grey pinstripe suit from BB, a MTM pink end-on-end shirt with white contrast collar, and a blue-green printed silk foulard Hermes tie. The color coordination was excellent, but the only person who saw the finished product was myself, for the few seconds where I had to sign off that the body to be buried was indeed my late husband's, before the lid on the pine box was secured with pegs (my late husband was Jewish).

That being said, I still think that I'd like to be properly dressed, even if cremated - it's a twisted way of taking it with you
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. Navy suit, white French-cuffed shirt, silk brocade tie - I should like to leave this world dressed in what I was best remembered for wearing while alive in it.
 

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Originally Posted by TheWraith
I'll follow Fred Astaire's route...I'll be buried in my smoking jacket.

I like this. I think I'm going to go the cremation route so it really would be a smoking jacket.
 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
However, a slightly tangential question I find more interesting is "What clothing do you want to wear as you die?"

Pajamas, as I would like to die in my bed, in my sleep, peacefully and without complaint after a Long life - and by Long, I mean Lazarus.

Originally Posted by upr_crust
That being said, I still think that I'd like to be properly dressed, even if cremated - it's a twisted way of taking it with you
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. Navy suit, white French-cuffed shirt, silk brocade tie - I should like to leave this world dressed in what I was best remembered for wearing while alive in it.


This got me thinking - as a scientist, I've considered donating my body to science, and the way I'd like to do it is for the people who do the Bodies exhibits. If I were going to do that, I would want the replica of my body to be up on display wearing the suit that I got married in (assuming it still fits) - Chocolate 2-button, cream shirt, gold tie.
 

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after harvesting all the usable replacement parts.
my going away party clothes will be my own ashes.
 

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Originally Posted by Klobber
Good point. After all the wealth we have accumulated in this life, it might be better to buy that hypothetical $20K bespoke suit, $10K shoes, and a $100K watch. Lets not forget a good tie with windsor knot and little dimples, and of course a straightly folded pocket square. I will keep a couple of cuban cigars in my pocket, and have a small sterling silver flask containing my favourite tipple. I like this scenario, my kids will get no inheritance from me this day forth, it all goes on funeral attire
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2 words - grave robbers.
 

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I want to be cremated in a 100% polyester suit to find out if all of the bad press polyester gets about being flammable is really true.

I will post a review afterwards and let you know the outcome.

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Superman Underoos.

Aquaman underoos is better. I used to have a pair when I was younger.
 

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I want to be "entombed" like Lenin and Mao
 

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