Thread not for under-sixty striplings .. With all this snow about I got out my fleece-lined snow boots that I bought in 1956 - and had trouble putting them on although my notional shoe size hasn't changed. Somehow my arches seem to have risen or something. Made me wonder what else changes in retirement. The 1955 RN greatcoat I re-buttoned for wearing to winter funerals is now tight across shoulders and chest (waist size unchanged for last 35 years at least). And old business shirts no longer do up at the neck - is this why oldies sometimes look badly wrapped, because they can't do their collar up behind their tie? Open neck doesn't do if what is to be displayed looks like a graft from a Norfolk turkey. Is this just me or have others noticed similar things?