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How to Dress in a Tropical Environment?
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RE: How to Dress in a Tropical Environment?
(03-24-2015 03:57 PM)WestIndianArchie Wrote:  Extended stay? dress like the best high status locals.

Quick trip and you want to bang locals? Dress like a high status person in your country.

Vacation and you don't give a fuck? T shirt, shorts, and sandals/sneakers/casual shoes

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That about covers it.

Personally I've found it very uncomfortable walking around in jeans and good shoes in sweltering humidity (which I'm told is unusual here in Lima) so I just kind of stopped going out during midday hours except for lunch or unless I need water. I guess you just get acclimated to it after a few months.

As an experiment I strolled down Calle Pizzas (the most touristy street in Lima) sunday night wearing a T shirt, shorts and flip-flops and no surprise, I received 3X the amount of unwanted attention from bar promoters, hookers and shady local dudes saying "Chicas?" that I normally do. In many places, dressing like a backpacker = putting a target sign on your back.

Then again...maybe it was because I'm white? I've heard before coming here that south americans don't wear shorts, but I see quite a few wearing them here, sometimes flip-flops as well. I guess because its' summer and Miraflores is so close to the beach? Every area is different.

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03-26-2015 03:52 PM
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RE: How to Dress in a Tropical Environment?
Speaking from having lived in Kendall, Miami Florida for 13 years i'd check out Tommy Bahama. I usually like to rock tropical floral type shirts and polo's to match the tropical environment which tends to get a lot of compliments from chicks in the south beach area. As for shorts I try to stay away from the cargo shorts either rock board shorts or plaid depends on what I plan on doing for the day/night. I prefer slides like the Adidas ones over flip flops cause they don't violate your toes.
03-26-2015 08:13 PM
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RE: How to Dress in a Tropical Environment?
(03-26-2015 12:39 PM)el mechanico Wrote:  Tropical means hot! Why is it on every summer dressing thread it turns to long sleeves and linen pants?

Don't wear those stupid linen pants!!!

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03-27-2015 06:50 PM
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RE: How to Dress in a Tropical Environment?
As per advice, since I'm really trying to change my life and getting myself together. I know this was a tropical weather thread but I just started off buying a few:

TOP
-v-neck plain t-shirts (black, smoke gray, gray, white, blue, red)

- button down shirts (white, light blue, black/gray, gingham/madras patterns)


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-2 pair of slim fit jeans (levi's 511, Guess)

-light weight pants (chinos, thin casual/dress pants)

-shorts (white/gray stripes, tan colored)

SHOES
- Hush puppies
- Boat shoes
- Nice leather sandals
04-04-2015 11:14 PM
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RE: How to Dress in a Tropical Environment?
Tanner Guzy over at Masculine Style recently dropped some relevant knowledge on the subject: What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation
04-25-2015 06:46 AM
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RE: How to Dress in a Tropical Environment?
In Belize we wear slides. Cargo shorts and tank tops. Joggers are blowing up too.

Personally, chinos for me all day everyday. Express has some photographer pants that are good to wear also.


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RE: How to Dress in a Tropical Environment?
Bangkok is the hottest city on earth, and I still go out every day in pants and shirt and not manage to die. I only go out in shorts if I'm going to A) Play sports B) Doing a quick run to the 7/11 C) Swimming

Step 1 is a good shower lol
Step 2 Talcum Powder - this will prevent excessive sweating and stop you form chafing, also makes your skin smooth
Step 3 Anti-Perspirant Deodorant

Pants wise, go for something like Khakis or Canvas pants, you need to let your clothes breathe

Shirt - I go for light cotton

Socks and shoes - whatever you like


On top of this, avoid over exertion and the ensuing sweat by keeping your movements paced. Avoid walking long distances (especially if taxis are cheap ala BKK) and you willl be fine.
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RE: How to Dress in a Tropical Environment?
I grew up in the caribbean, it is hot as hell all the time. People are always covered up completely when out in the sun, long sleeve shirts, pants and shoes.

When the sun hits your skin at that temperature you dont feel like its hot you feel like its burning, so better to be covered up and it actually feels cooler even if you sweat a bit

People where I am from also value pale skin as a sign of attractiveness since everyone is already tanned as fuck

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04-27-2015 08:54 AM
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RE: How to Dress in a Tropical Environment?
How do you guys who wear t-shirts and button ups in hot, humid weather avoid excessively sweating?

I would like to dress up in tropical climates, but that slim fit shirt ain't going to stay dry for long, and I guarantee a man in shorts and a muscle top is going to look a whole lot better than a man drenched in his own sweat with a stained shirt.
08-06-2015 01:59 AM
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(08-06-2015 01:59 AM)Adrenaline Wrote:  How do you guys who wear t-shirts and button ups in hot, humid weather avoid excessively sweating?

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(08-06-2015 02:49 AM)KYT88 Wrote:  
(08-06-2015 01:59 AM)Adrenaline Wrote:  How do you guys who wear t-shirts and button ups in hot, humid weather avoid excessively sweating?

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Yeah, I use that but doesn't exactly stop sweat dripping from your face or other parts of the body.
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