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What is the proper clothing for a job interview in Australia?

You should always assume formal unless you have been advised otherwise. It's generally ok to end up a little overdressed, but it's not ok to end up underdressed. However, software companies can vary. ...
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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

I prefer the layered approach. One advantage is flexibility. As it is rainy, you'll want your outer layer to be waterproof, or at least water resistant. I prefer thin woolen underwear. Silk or ...
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What's the proper dress code, if any, I should follow for the US citizenship oath ceremony?

The US government, as you'll learn as part of your preparation for the civics tests, has very little say in how you can express yourself, and that includes clothing. Unless you show up half (or fully.....
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Places to iron clothes in Leiden or Amsterdam

A few options: Look for a dry cleaner (that's called stomerij in Dutch). Most will be open on Saturday and closed on Sunday (some are even open on Sunday but the one I know is in Rotterdam…) Regular ...
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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

In addition to layering mentioned in the other answers, I have a couple of extra tips (a finn, used to -20-30 C): Protect extremities well. You can have a good jacket and trousers, but if you forget ...
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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

The following is copied from my own answer on Travel SE. I grew up in Norway. I've gone skiing, running, walking, playing, hiking, bicycling, etc. in the mountains there and in temperatures as cold ...
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Wearing shoes indoors in America

Unless your shoes get unusually dirty or muddy, nothing terrible ever happens. You can wear shoes in a house and let your pants touch the floor and, really, nothing happens. You don't get ugly stains ...
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How much winter clothing is needed when living in Michigan?

This is hard to answer as we have no idea what you mean by "top layers". I am also not sure why you would want to (or how you even could) buy clothing in the tropics and try to adapt that to a winter ...
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Shoes indoors - is this common?

If you go barefoot indoors, your feet will probably get dirty (the soles will turn black). However it is very unlikely that you will acquire diseases from doing this. The common diseases that people ...
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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

I cannot comment on very specific clothing, but here is my experience. I moved from a climate similar to coastal one you mention, to Canada. Now I walk to and from work all year long, from +30 in the ...
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Places to iron clothes in Leiden or Amsterdam

That's a service offered by dry cleaners, usually after cleaning your suit (but I guess that only ironing already clean clothes is also possible, have never done that). That kind of store is called a ...
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What's the proper dress code, if any, I should follow for the US citizenship oath ceremony?

The form's dated 2014. It might be out of date, or its provisions inconsistently enforced. OTOH, if you guess wrong, they might pull you out of line and say "Sorry, inappropriate attire." If ...
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What's the proper dress code, if any, I should follow for the US citizenship oath ceremony?

If funds are limited, go with the nicest clothes you can afford. Thrift shops can have some spectacular bargains. I'll approach this from the point of view of feeling emotionally comfortable rather ...
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Wearing shoes indoors in America

It is absolutely normal in the USA or in Europe to wear shoes indoors. It is absolutely not normal to wear dirty shoes indoors that leave mud on the floor. The place you visit (or your own place) ...
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In the Netherlands, in what kind of stores do I look for everyday men's clothes?

I would recommend checking out Esprit. They are of reasonable quality, have a great online store, and have physical shops in major Dutch cities. Otherwise H&M or Zara are staples of budget ...
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What is the proper clothing for a job interview in Australia?

Based on my australian experience, a formal suit is the best choice unless stated otherwise in an interview invitation.
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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

It's likely you're not so much cold as dry. Something people from Mediterranean coastal climates don't realize is just how dry the air gets when the temperature falls below freezing. Try wearing a ...
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Shoes indoors - is this common?

If your feet are cold, then you may wish to wear something on your feet to keep warm, for example shoes slippers socks if you're worried about slipping and falling while walking on bare floors ...
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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

As a cyclist myself, I will say for cycling you want a windproof jacket. For dressing at other times, the important thing is layering. With correct layering, you should be fine and the flexibility of ...
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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

When biking in the cold, I find that the first body part to get cold is always the hands (as they are exposed to the wind and you cannot put them in your pockets). I recommend wearing two pairs of ...
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