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    work clothes

    Does it mean his father was a general laborer working in a factory? I mean a blue collar worker, not a white one?

    W : I love your tie. When did you buy it?
    M : Welll, actually, it was my father's tie.
    W: Really? He gave it to you, huh?
    M : Yeah, My dad retired last month, so he gave me his ties and other work clothes.

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    Re: work clothes

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does it mean his father was a general laborer working in a factory? I mean a blue collar worker, not a white one?

    W : I love your tie. When did you buy it?
    M : Welll, actually, it was my father's tie.
    W: Really? He gave it to you, huh?
    M : Yeah, My dad retired last month, so he gave me his ties and other work clothes.
    Most blue collar workers don't wear ties at work. If the person said "ties and other work clothes" it suggests that he wore a tie at work. This would usually be a white collar worker.

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    Re: work clothes

    Can it mean a suit as well?

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    Re: work clothes

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can it mean a suit as well?
    Possibly. There is no way to tell.

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