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RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - Designate - 04-28-2016 08:38 AM

(04-28-2016 07:48 AM)Arado Wrote:  Bump. It's becoming hot as balls where I live and I'm trying to find some new ideas for summer style. Also any shoe suggestions to pair with shorts other than boat shoes?

A nice pair of lighter colored loafers can be highly versatile with all types of pants.

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RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - el mechanico - 04-28-2016 10:53 AM

Hot as balls you say? That suit pictured above with leather shoes will do the trick.

Seriously why does this forum always do this.


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - Designate - 04-28-2016 11:34 AM

(04-28-2016 08:38 AM)Designate Wrote:  highly versatile with all types of pants.

True El Mec, but that was my point. I should have posted other pictures.

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Still might be a bit too much for "hot as balls" criteria though.

Arado -- Guess it all depends on what you are doing. Just a question in general? Are you going to the beach? Are you dancing in a sweatbox of a packed club?

Rivieras are another idea too.

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RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - DJ-Matt - 04-28-2016 11:54 AM

Ran the test myself, shorter shorts are great if you don't skip leg day, I've caught the elevator eyes looking at my legs from da wimminz.

TEAM ABOVE THE KNEE SHORTS


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - armenia4ever - 04-28-2016 06:22 PM

Honestly, I'm a big fan of short shorts. If you have the legs, do it. Freedom of movement is nice.

Also, it can help make you look taller, especially if you are in the 5.5 to 5.9 range height wise.

short shorts

The ones I'm wearing here are more athletic wear and can be worn as swim shorts or work out shorts. One major issue though is the pockets are so shallow, neither my phone nor wallet will fit fully in the pockets.

I've worn a fanny pack with plenty of pride to compensate for the lack of competent pockets, but I'll essentially have to make a manly looking one.

No, I'm not gay.


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - Fortis - 04-28-2016 06:52 PM

How are you dudes rocking 2 layers in Vietnam and Thailand. I respect it, but I would be melting if I wore 2 layers in Shenzhen during midday.

I usually throw on an H&M V-neck because I'm fit enough to rock it, jeans/chinos depending on how hot it is. I will admit my shoe game sucks. I'm not sure what shoes work with a v-netck and dark denim


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - ball dont lie - 04-28-2016 07:42 PM

Im moving to Guangzhou this summer, which is a very hot city. Im moving from the far north, so I will be throwing away bags of long underwear and thick sweaters.

Shoe game is what I don't understand. I like suede shoes and boots, but when I went to Guangzhou a couple weeks ago it rained a lot. Leather shoes and rain don't mix.

I had some light slip on canvas shoes but those got soaked and the front of them was brown from dirty street water after a huge rainstorm.

I will second polos, V-neck t-shirts, lightweight cotton pants (Jcrew makes some cheap ones, Jcrew Factory even cheaper when you find a sale).

I feel good about the clothes but I have a problem with good looking shoes for hot/humid and rain sometimes.


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - Adrenaline - 04-28-2016 08:22 PM

(04-28-2016 06:52 PM)Fortis Wrote:  How are you dudes rocking 2 layers in Vietnam and Thailand. I respect it, but I would be melting if I wore 2 layers in Shenzhen during midday.

I usually throw on an H&M V-neck because I'm fit enough to rock it, jeans/chinos depending on how hot it is. I will admit my shoe game sucks. I'm not sure what shoes work with a v-netck and dark denim

I've never understood it either. I struggle even wearing a shirt in the middle of the day in places like Bangkok (Hell, walking 200m to the sytrain at 9pm with a short sleeve shirt left me drenched) and often resort to muscle tank tops & shorts. Even in my home country of Australia in Autumn/Winter when it's 17-20 degrees and not humid at all I'm use to walking around in only one layer. My body overheats and I sweat easily.

You can wear pretty much any shoes with dark denim. Get some casual dress shoes like a brogue. I suggest wearing chinos in warmer climates over denim though. They can be a lot more versatile with style too.


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - Arado - 04-29-2016 05:41 AM

(04-28-2016 11:34 AM)Designate Wrote:  Arado -- Guess it all depends on what you are doing. Just a question in general? Are you going to the beach? Are you dancing in a sweatbox of a packed club?

Basically three situations

1) Casual, out and about during a weekend day or sightseeing or grocery shopping on a weekday evening - something that doesn't take alot of effort and is comfortable but still enough to set me apart from the crowd as someone who "gets it".

2) Business casual - if I want to hit on some girls in the street when coming from/going to the office - looks cool but still professional and I'm not in a full suit sweating balls but also don't look like the IT maintenance dork.

3) Events/night game - let's say I'm hitting the town or heading to a nice event - but don't want to sweat balls everywhere, but at the same time I want to stand out and get plenty of IOIs.

Too restrictive requirements? I'm sure there must be some outfits out there that would fit these situations.


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - Fortis - 04-29-2016 07:40 AM

(04-28-2016 07:42 PM)ball dont lie Wrote:  Im moving to Guangzhou this summer, which is a very hot city. Im moving from the far north, so I will be throwing away bags of long underwear and thick sweaters.

Shoe game is what I don't understand. I like suede shoes and boots, but when I went to Guangzhou a couple weeks ago it rained a lot. Leather shoes and rain don't mix.

I had some light slip on canvas shoes but those got soaked and the front of them was brown from dirty street water after a huge rainstorm.

I will second polos, V-neck t-shirts, lightweight cotton pants (Jcrew makes some cheap ones, Jcrew Factory even cheaper when you find a sale).

I feel good about the clothes but I have a problem with good looking shoes for hot/humid and rain sometimes.

Get yourself a pair of shitty flip flops. Not for dressing up, but just because they're essential for Guangdong weather. I'm serious. Some mornings in guangdong it's raining like crazy and even if you put on a pair of Timberlands your feet will be soaked. On those sorts of days, I throw on a pair of sandals and pack my shoes in my bag and make the commute that way.

Obviously, the only time you should even consider going out into the rainstorm is if you must.


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - DJ-Matt - 04-29-2016 09:55 AM






I can't stand to wear the cheap shitty flip flops, bought a nice pair of strap on sandals with a thick cushioned sole. Makes me taller too. Between the short shorts and elevator sandals I'm now andre the giant (and I'm 6'1" already).


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - iop890 - 04-29-2016 09:09 PM

(04-28-2016 06:52 PM)Fortis Wrote:  How are you dudes rocking 2 layers in Vietnam and Thailand. I respect it, but I would be melting if I wore 2 layers in Shenzhen during midday.

I never had a problem wearing a light gray, tropical wool suit in Bangkok during most parts of the year.

Even during the shittiest parts of the hot season I never wore shorts unless I was at the beach.

Are you guys mostly from cold climates or something? I know the Finns I went to Uni with there all looked like Marco Rubio whenever we went outside.


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - Stickman - 04-30-2016 03:54 PM

The short and jacket combo is ridiculous in my opinion. You have 2 piece of item that completely contradict one another. It just screams "Look at me, I'm sweating my balls off, but look how stylish and fashion forward I am"


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - Kona - 04-30-2016 08:37 PM

(04-29-2016 09:55 AM)DJ-Matt Wrote:  I can't stand to wear the cheap shitty flip flops, bought a nice pair of strap on sandals with a thick cushioned sole. Makes me taller too. Between the sh seesort shorts and elevator sandals I'm now andre the giant (and I'm 6'1" already).

I pray to Jesus that you don't mean something like this:
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Those are the universal shoe of the tourist.

I'm from the land of flip flops. We call them slippers here.

The best are either Reef:

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Or Olukai:

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I usually make a run every few months and get a few new pairs of each type from either the Nordstrom or Saks discount store. Reefs are $20 to $30 max, and the Olukais I like are around $60. Don't ever buy them at the actual brand store as they can be $100 or more.

Both of those brands will last. They just start to stink after a while. Especially if you're in and out of water, but that's what they are for.

Aloha!


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - ovloV - 04-30-2016 09:00 PM

(04-29-2016 07:40 AM)Fortis Wrote:  
(04-28-2016 07:42 PM)ball dont lie Wrote:  Im moving to Guangzhou this summer, which is a very hot city. Im moving from the far north, so I will be throwing away bags of long underwear and thick sweaters.

Shoe game is what I don't understand. I like suede shoes and boots, but when I went to Guangzhou a couple weeks ago it rained a lot. Leather shoes and rain don't mix.

I had some light slip on canvas shoes but those got soaked and the front of them was brown from dirty street water after a huge rainstorm.

I will second polos, V-neck t-shirts, lightweight cotton pants (Jcrew makes some cheap ones, Jcrew Factory even cheaper when you find a sale).

I feel good about the clothes but I have a problem with good looking shoes for hot/humid and rain sometimes.

Get yourself a pair of shitty flip flops. Not for dressing up, but just because they're essential for Guangdong weather. I'm serious. Some mornings in guangdong it's raining like crazy and even if you put on a pair of Timberlands your feet will be soaked. On those sorts of days, I throw on a pair of sandals and pack my shoes in my bag and make the commute that way.

Obviously, the only time you should even consider going out into the rainstorm is if you must.

When the typhoon season comes around, there's no choice. No shoe will stand up to that rain. You just roll up the pants and rock some sandals. You'll run out of shoes waiting for them all to dry out.


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - kinnikinik - 05-22-2016 11:44 AM

Adrenaline mentioned being a sweater which is my same situation. The minute it gets hot, I sweat. That's what I do!

So, as I've been trying to improve my style, that's been a big driver of my choices, I just got a Mizzen and Main performance dress shirt. I'm pretty impressed. I'll be testing it in HK and Manila next week and will report back on it. But after one day of wearing it, I can report that it's slightly stretchy, looks good and definitely breathes.

Now, I've gotta figure out the shoe game.


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - Off The Reservation - 07-17-2016 08:09 PM

What is the best looking non suit clothing for hot weather?

Sometimes I get caught by a client wearing shorts in a store - I need a new wardrobe for hot weather days, not shorts and not suit jackets. Any ideas?


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - Designate - 07-28-2016 08:51 AM

(07-17-2016 08:09 PM)Off The Reservation Wrote:  What is the best looking non suit clothing for hot weather?

Sometimes I get caught by a client wearing shorts in a store - I need a new wardrobe for hot weather days, not shorts and not suit jackets. Any ideas?


White pants look?

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If sleeves are too hot...

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RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - Kickb - 07-28-2016 10:00 AM

(07-28-2016 08:51 AM)Designate Wrote:  
(07-17-2016 08:09 PM)Off The Reservation Wrote:  What is the best looking non suit clothing for hot weather?

Sometimes I get caught by a client wearing shorts in a store - I need a new wardrobe for hot weather days, not shorts and not suit jackets. Any ideas?


If sleeves are too hot...

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Not a personal attack by the way! I'm just playing around but I do think he looks a bit Gay there


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - Designate - 07-28-2016 11:52 AM

He could be, lots of models are unfortunately faggots and if not the earring, glasses and bag don't help him. Obviously those weren't the point of this. Other than that I find nothing wrong. If you are in shape you should wear fitted clothes, period.

Feel free to offer your suggestions by the way. I'm by no means a fashion expert and find these things to be a healthy excercise for style improvement.


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - TheFinalEpic - 07-28-2016 12:57 PM

Does anyone else here absolutely hate wearing flip-flops? I would choose plimsols or any other shoe before going for flip-flops.


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - Vronski - 07-28-2016 01:49 PM

^^^^^^^

Yeah, flip-flops is for backpackers or tuk-tuk drivers in Bangkok. It's ugly.

For a laid back, by-the-beach but chic looks, better wear espadrilles. Since a few years, it's the absolute trend. All big names high-end designers have espadrilles in their catalog (and furthermore, it's not only trendy, but also comfortable) - even Brioni and Zegna.

http://www.tomford.com/barnes-espadrille/J0681T-CGR.html
https://www.kenzo.com/fr/espadrilles-tigre-L66SHM615C51.99.42.html?cgid=EspadrillesM

Edit: ok, this is just high-end examples - Zara, H&M, ect ect certainly also make espadrilles.


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - scrambled - 07-28-2016 01:50 PM

(07-28-2016 12:57 PM)TheFinalEpic Wrote:  Does anyone else here absolutely hate wearing flip-flops? I would choose plimsols or any other shoe before going for flip-flops.

Reminds me of a recent Indonesian movie, in a nice club in Jarkata, Johnny says, "This place used to be cool man, now it's all white guys wearing flip-flops and hoodies on Saturday night."


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - scrambled - 07-28-2016 01:58 PM

For espadrilles, because they get stretched out (no laces) and "unfresh", over time, I would go cheaper and to the standard maker of them:

Recommended styles:
http://www.soludos.com/men/seersucker-cotton-navy-white-men
or
http://www.soludos.com/men/dali-mens-navy

Add in heel-pad or 3/4 length insoles for extra padding.

Or get "Fisherman's Sandals", the traditional rule for men is to not expose your toes unless you are swimming.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/mephisto-sam-sandal/4423255?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=TAN


RE: Clothing and style for tropical weather. - scrambled - 07-28-2016 02:13 PM

(07-17-2016 08:09 PM)Off The Reservation Wrote:  What is the best looking non suit clothing for hot weather?

Sometimes I get caught by a client wearing shorts in a store - I need a new wardrobe for hot weather days, not shorts and not suit jackets. Any ideas?

Tom Ford" "men should not wear shorts."

J Crew summer fabrics--Linen & Seersucker. Wait for the periodic "sales" to buy.

Bowery (non-suit but "dressy"):

https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/PantFitGuide/Dress/BowerySlim/PRDOVR~08419/08419.jsp

https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/PantFitGuide/Dress/BowerySlim/PRDOVR~F1522/F1522.jsp

And casual (484 is the slim one)

https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/PantFitGuide/Chino/484/PRDOVR~A2138/A2138.jsp

Shirts, Madras, Seersucker, and (itchier) Linen if you can.

https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shirts/madrasshirts/PRDOVR~F1786/F1786.jsp

https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shirts/seersucker/PRDOVR~45842/45842.jsp?color_name=fresh-pond

Even better quality:
http://gitmanvintage.com/collections/summer-sale/products/white-linen

https://unionmadegoods.com/product/gitman-vintage-archive-indian-madras-long-sleeve-button-down-in-blue/