Let’s be clear, when you have FU money you don’t have to wear pants, or socks for that matter! The power of FI can allow you to set some of your own rules, within reason of course.
I am lucky that I can almost always wear sandals/Sanuks. I have Sanuks that look like shoes, but they’re actually sandals. Of course, I’m not bopping around with my toes hanging out in flip-flops, my footwear looks respectable enough, but socks are not required. Beyond exercise, I have not worn socks in years. That’s a strange thought, but the lack of formality is awesome.
As for pants, it’s almost like the news anchor joke where you see a suit on camera and boxers below the desk. I wear shorts almost all the time year-round. It’s great—comfort all times. It’s just another level of life enjoyment you can control when you are FI.
OK, so why does this post exist? It’s not stupid. When you are FI (or have FU $) you have an extra level of control over your lifestyle. Your amazing life is out there. Everyone will address this control in different ways. (I may be sitting at my computer researching, writing, completing ToDo items, watching Chuck, all while in less-than-formal clothing in the middle of a Tuesday. Life is Good.
*** Nothing in this article is to be construed as financial advice. I am not a financial planner, nor do I pretend to be. You should always consult your own professional when seeking advice.