Resort Clothing

Feb 10th, 2006, 05:25 PM
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Resort Clothing

I have seen the term "resort wear" in a few posts. What type of clothing does this refer to for a guy. I am not sure what I need to bring for our Maui/Kauai trip in June..
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Feb 10th, 2006, 05:32 PM
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Resort wear -- shorts, sandals, flip flops, hawaiian shirt, t-shirt, bathing suit.

Shoes/slacks are the exception rather than the norm -- leave them at home. Have a great trip!!!
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Feb 10th, 2006, 06:38 PM
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Sometimes you see this in the description of suggested clothing to wear at the nicer restaurants. It typically means Hawaiian shirt or polo type shirt for men (meaning collared shirt vs tshirt and nicer shorts, not the swim trunks or atheletic type running shorts or whatever. I think more in terms of sandals vs flip flops when it says resort wear. Everything is pretty casual on both islands though.
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Feb 10th, 2006, 07:46 PM
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This pretty much defines resort wear in my opinion -

http://www.tommybahama.com/index.jsp

My souvenir from the Big Island was a Tommy Bahama purse purchased at the gift shop of the Four Seasons. It was my splurge for the trip and I've received compliments on it for years since.

Use the store locator on the website to find stores that carry the line near you.
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Feb 11th, 2006, 02:39 AM
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If your a guy and you're wearing shorts, they should be a little longer short with a belt.
Swimwear of any kind should have a cover-up or for guys a shirt and pants should be worn over the swim trunks, especially in lobby areas.
You don't have to get over-dressy. Casual attire and even nice jeans are fine. (You may want to check with any on-site restaurants regarding their dress codes).
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Feb 11th, 2006, 03:25 AM
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Ewwww jeans on a tropical vacation? Hate t-shirts don't wear them (too sloppy looking no matter where you go). Best thing to do is wear classy cotton shirts with collars in brighter colors like pastel yellow, blue and even pink with khaki pants and shorts with loafers.
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Feb 11th, 2006, 07:26 AM
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Another vote for Tommy Bahama. Comfy, stylin' men's resort wear. I usually see a good selection at Nordstrom's.
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Feb 11th, 2006, 09:13 AM
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Tommy Bahama stuff is nice, but not everyone can afford or are willing to spend $100 for a polo shirt.

http://www.bahamaoutfitters.com/tomm...ma_polo_01.htm

By flip flops, I don't mean plastic shower shoes, but this type of stuff. That's what everybody wears.

http://www.ksoutlet.com/hawaiian/
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Feb 11th, 2006, 09:38 AM
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Whether or not you can afford Tommy Bahama, it does give someone an idea what "type of clothing does this refer to for a guy" re "resort wear".

Copy the look at a lower price if you can't afford TB - but if you are going to a high end resort you may want to consider a nice "resort wear" outfit or two.
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Feb 11th, 2006, 09:50 AM
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starrsville--What kind of bag did you get at TB? Was it fabric or woven straw type?
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Feb 11th, 2006, 10:59 AM
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Yes I think the Tommy Bahama "look" pretty much defines resort wear. You can find great Hawaiian shirts and nice shorts for men at Nordstrom Rack and sometimes at Marshalls for some deep discounts. My DH finds them there all the time.
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Feb 11th, 2006, 02:07 PM
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Thanks, ellenbw

Offlady, it was woven. If you turned a shoebox on end (but not quite as tall) and added woven handles, lined it with fabric that also made a drawstring closure and embroderied it with palm trees, etc...well, then you'd have it! I'm not a "bag and shoe" kind of person, but I feel in love with it. I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten on it. I've never seen another one like it - although I'm sure they are out there!
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Feb 11th, 2006, 02:48 PM
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Well, all I can say is, you can never have enough handbags...it sounds cute. I will have to get me one.
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Feb 11th, 2006, 08:27 PM
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OK, thanks to all for the great input. We are staying at the Grand Wailea in Maui and would also like to dine at a couple of nice places...so I would not need a coat or tie for anything ,right?

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Feb 11th, 2006, 11:47 PM
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Right.
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Feb 12th, 2006, 09:04 AM
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Hmmm... The only time I can recall seeing someone in a suit and tie in Hawaii were young men part of a large Japanese family and very clearly a wedding party!
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Feb 19th, 2006, 02:48 PM
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starrsville--I was at the Tommy Bahamas on Maui recently and asked about your bag. The clerk said they haven't had those in a while. Boo hoo!
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Feb 19th, 2006, 04:40 PM
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Offlady, there is a store in Maui, at least two branches of which I visited in May. I believe it is called Moonlight Designs or something like that. One branch is on Front St. in Lahaina and another is in Paia. They carried a lovely selection of Tommy Bahama purses, one of which was similar to the one Starrsville describes. They also have a branch in the Moana Hotel on Oahu which had a very large selection of purses and accessories. I am sorry I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the store precisely. I hope my description will help you find it. Aloha.
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Feb 19th, 2006, 08:01 PM
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I remember going to a store in Paia called Moonbow--?
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Feb 20th, 2006, 04:03 AM
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Maybe that's it. I wish I wasn't so muddleheaded and could recall clearly. It is a nicely done store with a range of resort clothing. I was in Hawaii with two friends and I believe we shopped every branch we found. They had some very cute things.
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