Originally Posted by RegisDB9
I've probably lived more on tropical islands than anywhere else my whole life (short stint in Louisville Kentucky) and other than that never been farther than a couple miles away from a beach or ocean. I like the heat, and I am used to it, this is why I see your point yet summer and heat (to me at least) doesn't mean you can't dress well. Most of what you see in my recent purchases I wear with comfort in 90+ weather and I break out my outerwear pieces that I can count on one hand at anything less than 70. I haven't experienced what you described to view summer heat negatively yet haha
I never got used to that muggy heat and humidity. Deep south summer heat in the US is appalling. Most of the US gets appalling summer weather. You don't want to be out in it. I am sure the islands you speak of get nice sea breezes, but that is not representative of the general US summer experience.
We had marble floors in my house growing up that were always wet with condensation in the summer. Posters on the wall would curl. I had a white boy almost-afro growing up. I think my IQ dropped 10 points from the heat during August. It was ridiculous.
Socal weather is best overall, unless you like seasons in the east coast sense of the word.