Dress Attire Revisited

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Blake Bowden, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Gerald.Harris

    Gerald.Harris Premium Member Premium Member

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    Some times the guys who appear to be goofing off are really the most attentive. I am not one to worry about if a brother is texting, playing games, or just plain day dreaming. He has shown an effert to appear at a Masonic meeting and I appreciate his attendance.
     
  2. Wingnut

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    Im to the point now that with all the other issues, dress is a non-issue...
     
  3. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Lol, it definitely does come in at the bottom of the list.
     
  4. TxManx

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    Valid point...I suppose to me it just seems like a lack of respect, specifically during historical presentations or open discussion...

    Mind you, I'm not judging...as each Brother should walk his own way...it's just a pet peeve... :)
     
  5. TxManx

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    Which issues are you concerned with?
     
  6. Gerald.Harris

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    I understand your statement. I am however very much enthused by the fact that our lodges are beginning to see some youth. The input of some of the guys who post here certainly make me believe that our brotherhood is coming back to life. I do like to see a well dressed lodge, but the best part still comes from the heart.
     
  7. Wingnut

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    read some of the old posts in the various sections
     
  8. Wingnut

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    I agree, Allen Lodge is so busy its not funny! We have had at least 1 degree a week fro the last 4 months. This wont sound right but Im glad we dont this week so I can recover from the 3 day Scottish Rite reunion and all the degrees! I have work to catch up on at home! We have 6 investigation committees out right now and at least 2 new petitions to vote on at the stated next week so its a temporary rest to be sure. Id say 90% of our new members are under 35 and about 80% under 25!
     
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  10. Gerald.Harris

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    How much better can it get? I believe that soon , our younger brothers will have taken charge, learned to confer and give lectures and leave some of us more seasoned brothers to sit and watch for a change. : ))
     
  11. kcir

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    was raised in a Lodge in Germany and for all stated meeting, dress was coat and tie. If it was warm, brothers were allowed to remove their coats. For degree work, we all wore a tux. Many brothers came directly from work to lodge, but changed clothes at the lodge. Attending lodge here in the states has been somewhat of a suprise as thus far find brothers wearing a coat and tie has been the exception and not the norm. I have also noticed a lack of proper lodge etiquette, such as not standing when addressing the lodge or WM, brothers talking among thenselves during lodge, refering to brothers as guys or just people. The lax behavior on the part of the brothers and the casual atmosphere in lodge may be attributed to the way they dress. Just a thought.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2010
  12. Traveling Man

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    While during the present this may be true, I've carried many a brethren in boxes that never wore a suit to lodge but was attired in a suit for that great lodge above. That great State; that leveler of time...
     
  13. TexMass

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    I've posted several times on this topic. In MA, it's suite and tie for members and tuxedos and white gloves for officers. If you ever get involved with lodges like this you would really enjoy it, trust me. I didn't own a suite when I got up here so I purchased a coulple over two years. Since then I have purchased one from Walmart and with tailoring it was about 80 bucks and looks great. Dress code up here is specific and followed. When your an oficer in a MA lodge you could wear your tux at least 25 times in a year and we go dark in July and August. Trust me, you can put them to good use. Check out my profile pictures to see some of the dress.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010

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