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  • Yes, it seems fun to dress alike.

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  • No, I wouldn't be caught dead dressed the same!

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General Discussions Discuss Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts? in the Community Center forums; I was once confronted with the notion of my family wearing matching shirts on a Disney vacation because it is "fun". Naturally, I vetoed this suggestion as did my wife. ...
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    Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    I was once confronted with the notion of my family wearing matching shirts on a Disney vacation because it is "fun". Naturally, I vetoed this suggestion as did my wife. Aside from being required to dress alike at work, while on a team, or in the military, I've never understood the willingness to freely discard one's individuality by matching those in their group. However, I've noticed many don't seem to feel the same way as I do as evidenced by numerous Disney vacationers donning similar get-ups. I further wondered what the breakdown of opinion would be here. So if you have one on this topic, please register it here by voting in my poll.
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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    The best wedding I stood up in was where we all wore little black dresses.
    We all picked our own out, similar but matching our own body types. It was great. Other than that and my airline uniform, never did I want to match someone else.
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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    You can do what we did on our recent trip. Rather than wear matching shirts, we went one night to the make your own t-shirt shop at Downtown Disney. There we had fun designing similar but personalized shirts to wear for one day (the day we went home to make it less depressing). It was fun making the tees and then wearing them.

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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    We did it once when we planned a trip to meet friends from MA. in Disney for their first trip and our 8th. The disney store had a Mickey t-shirt on clearance for $2.99 and DW and I bought 8 matching Mikey USA t-shirts for our first day in the parks. This was just before disney started the magic gatherings stuff and we were did a bunch of things that disney started organizing in the next couple of years. It was fun matching for one day, anyway. Never again, who knows.
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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    I like them, makes it easy to find each other in a crowd and if one of the kids gets lost, we can show what they are wearing. If it is a family photo t-shirt, then we all have ID pictures of us if someone gets lost.

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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    I've never done it but I don't see the problem with it, especially if your are trying to keep a group together.
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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    I would probably consider making my kids match, especially if they are little, but my mom did this to us when i was in middle school, and I would never do it again. A 13 year old dresses just like her 7 year old brother was So Not Cool!

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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    Matching T-shirts will certainly get you attention from CMs, will help you out if your kid(s) get lost, and will help you all stay together as a group.

    However, this is most definitely high on the "dorkiness" scale, from a kid's POV. You could wear similar T-shirts. For example, wearing the same color [[[like green or blue]]], having the same character on your shirt [[[like Mickey or Goofy]]], or even wearing the same of a different thing like shoes or sunglasses could achieve the same things as wearing identical T-shirts would.
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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lover_of_Disney View Post
    matching shirts is most definitely high on the "dorkiness" scale, from a kid's POV

    It's pretty high on the dorkiness scale for many adults, too.

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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    I can see why it's a good idea, but it just doesn't appeal to me!
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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    I enjoy seeing pics of families gathered together in front of the castle with matching shirts but would never do it.

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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    If they agree to it and its fun for them and after all its their trip, I don't see anything wrong with it. Helps keep groups together and helps find lost little and "big" ones.
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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    Let me qualify my answer. If it is a large family and there are a lot of smaller kids, at least wearing the same color (not necessarily the same style) seems like an easier way to keep up with the whole group if they are doing the park en masse. Otherwise, I am opposed to the whole matchy matchy thing, unless that is a part of the families fun-having matching shirts made that bear importantce to them alone.
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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    Quote Originally Posted by NC_WDW_Daddy View Post
    I like them, makes it easy to find each other in a crowd and if one of the kids gets lost, we can show what they are wearing. If it is a family photo t-shirt, then we all have ID pictures of us if someone gets lost.
    See, that is a great idea. So is the tip that says take a photo of your child each morning as they enter the park so if they become seperated it is easier to give an accurate description. Good Idea NC.
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    Re: Yes or No: Matching Family Shirts?

    When our kids were younger we dressed them in the same color so keeping track would be easier; but I never saw the benefit of joining the monochrome club myself.

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