Think back to the news footage we saw following 9/11. How many people did we see trying to evacuate the area while wearing suits, skirts, and/or dress shoes?
I consider myself fortunate in that I only have to wear a suit and tie on rare occasion for my day job. Personally, I’ve never understood the purpose of wearing ties but maybe that’s just me. In any event, while I don’t need to be “formal” at work, I do have to wear “business casual” attire. I’m able to get away with cargo pants and pull over shirts most of the time, which when coupled with a good pair of sturdy shoes is probably enough for most bug out scenarios.
But, I do still keep spare clothes with my car kit. What I’ve done is set up a separate bag with a pair of cargo pants, long sleeve flannel shirt, thinner undershirt, a pair of underwear, two pair of socks, and hiking boots. If need be, I can grab that bag when I grab my kit, then change out of my work clothes along the way.
During the colder months, I add a knit cap, spare gloves, thicker socks, and long underwear to the bag. While I always have a hat and gloves with me in the car, it doesn’t hurt anything to have spares.
If you end up in an evacuation or bug out situation, you don’t want to try doing so in a suit or dress. Keep a set of comfortable yet sturdy clothes with your kit and grab it on your way.