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How do you guys dress on vacation?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by YOLO EMSHI, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. YOLO EMSHI

    YOLO EMSHI Senior member

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    So how do you guys dress (particularly the streetwear guys) when you go travelling to non-Western places, especially on 'adventure' type holidays?

    Do you still go baller?

    Just something i've been thinking about recently as I'm considering going on a trek from Argentina to Cuba some time in the future in mostly rural scenery but I also intend on mixing in a fair amount of city living.
     
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    munchausen Senior member

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    Head to toe Tommy Bahama.
     
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    Bad. In general.
     
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    fwiffo Senior member

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    Since I only take holidays in cities, it's not a stretch to dress properly. I do have tweed for the country.
     
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    Xericx Senior member

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    same as I usually do. jeans, t-shirts and button ups.

    I have a few travel staples though...mainly black v-neck t-shirt and a packable windbreaker.
     
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  7. CodyNC

    CodyNC Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the adventure really, when I was in Iceland I packed one dress shirt as I knew I only needed to be dressed up in Reykjavik, in Germany/Austria I packed 50/50 on dress clothes and ski/adventure clothes. Also where you are traveling to makes a huge difference. I'm in Manchester at the moment and packed dress/street clothes but also a nicer rain coat, which surprisingly I haven't needed knock on wood
     
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    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Coat and tie for dinner and usually just a coat for touring.
     
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    how are places like cuba and argentina considered non western?
     
  10. YOLO EMSHI

    YOLO EMSHI Senior member

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    I thought it was the most generalised term I could use to get the message across. My other options are 'southern hemisphere', 'Third World' or 'The Land of the Unfree' take your pick

    And Argentina and Cuba are simply my start and finish points
     
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    CodyNC Well-Known Member

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    How will you be traveling, car, bus, foot? If your on a bus or car and can fit a few dress items then I would, but if your backpacking I wouldn't bother. Just stop in a town and buy a cheap dress shirt, slacks, etc and toss them and move to the next place.
     
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    in guayaberas, of course
     
  13. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

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    Tucked-in safari shirt with rolled-up sleeves, with jeans if I'm doing heavy traveling, trousers or stretch trousers if I'm in a city. No matter what the country, I get treated way better with this look than if I was decked out in REI/North Face gear, or alternately shorts and a t-shirt; both of which are rarely worn by locals and usually not seen as respectable clothing. There's something especially distasteful about giant sweaty white people plodding around sacred Thai temples in shorts and sandals.
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You wear stretch pants? Nothing especially distasteful about a man in stretch pants.
     
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    Svenn Senior member

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    Stretch wool. A 3% or so lycra content in wool trousers is invisible, and not the shimmering parachute pants you're imagining.
     
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    Depends on the trip (and how much I want to carry).

    I always like to have at least one nice shirt--so even if I am going skiing with my dad, I'll have a button down in with all of the t-shirts and technical wear.

    Sometimes it is also easier to wear the nicer clothes on your travel day. I like to be dressed a bit nicer in airports and it keeps you from having to crumple and fold things into carryon luggage. Helps if you are leaving from the office (or going straight to the office when you return) since you are probably already wearing something decent.

    A trip to a city is going to have more of a mix of nice clothes and a few activity clothes. I'll usually try to pick a few favorite new items and maybe some good old-standbys. Things that fit the destination and are somewhat versatile. Try to avoid mixing leathers--stick to either brown or black which makes it easier for everything to match.
     
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    I can't bring myself to wear anything a second time once it's been on a plane, regardless of how hygienic they claim to be.
     
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    otc Senior member

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    You take your suit to the cleaners after every flight?
     

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