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SCLawGuy12
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Hello all! On a lighter (yet still important) note, I was wondering how casually people usually dress on STX? With my new position, I know i'll have to wear suits on court days, but outside of that context I was wondering how casually residents (non-tourists) generally dress when out and about. I know this might seem like a silly question, but since I literally have never been to anywhere in the Caribbean, let alone STX, I figured it might be good to know. 🙂

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Topic starter Posted : January 19, 2013 5:34 am
noOne
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Shorts, T-shirt, flip flops. Heh, seriously, I used to wear jeans, T-shirt and sneakers. I also lived on STT in the 80's, so I got to wear white pants and parachute pants.

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Posted : January 19, 2013 7:58 am
gonetropo
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It is fairly casual but no leisure suits, yet! 🙂

If you go to a benefit dinner or out to one of nicer restaurants, maybe a pair of linen slacks and a short sleeve cotton shirt.

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Posted : January 19, 2013 10:03 am
blu4u
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the only men in suits I see are walking into the government buildings--lawyers, senators and alike. Most "business men dress one step down: collared shirts (tucked), long dress pants, shoes. Outside of work, it's common for guys to wear shorts, even at night. Neat and clean is always a smart move, as are shirts with sleeves and collars. Actually, the only tame I see guys in jeans is during the winter months. If you plan on stopping at he market on your way home from the beach, be sure to wear shirt. Even at the beach bar, you'll want to have a shirt. Although dress codes are relaxed here, good manners are strictly enforced.

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Posted : January 19, 2013 10:10 am
blu4u
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Shorts, T-shirt, flip flops. Heh, seriously, I used to wear jeans, T-shirt and sneakers. I also lived on STT in the 80's, so I got to wear white pants and parachute pants.

parachute pantw.....???.....luckily I missed that!

But white pants and yellow and (hard to believe) orange are making a comeback. Not everybody can pull it off successfully....

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Posted : January 19, 2013 10:10 am
speee1dy
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always casual except for a nice dinner or work. but do bring a jacket and jeans-it does get chilly

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Posted : January 19, 2013 10:26 am
LiquidFluoride
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chilly.... haha, it was 3* tonight when I walked 5 blocks from where I parked to the beer & barley-wine event i went to tonight..... In a T-shirt and jeans.

I'm sure after acclimating low 70's get "chilly" though; unfortunately my Job down there requires a specific "3 piece suit" for every day wear.. oh well I guess i'll get used to that too.

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Posted : January 19, 2013 10:31 am
speee1dy
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3 piece suit-yuk the wind chill makes it chilly and you do get acclimated quickly . heck, i never get in the water in the winter

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Posted : January 19, 2013 10:35 am
CAtoSTX
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Husband wears khakis and polo shirts on non-court days. Jeans on Fridays. It depends on your office.
His office last office was FREEZING....this one, not so bad.

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Posted : January 19, 2013 12:57 pm
rhstoo
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I used to wear suits and ties every day. Now, formal wear means a tee shirt without writing or pictures. If I really really feel a need to look "dressed-up," I wear slacks and a button-down shirt without a tie. But socks? Never.

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Posted : January 19, 2013 3:29 pm
Alana33
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Nice to see all you guys have your fashions under control!:-)

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Posted : January 19, 2013 3:55 pm
Linda J
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It always amazed how cold most offices are.

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Posted : January 20, 2013 12:46 am
CAtoSTX
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Linda - I miss sharing an office with you. 🙂

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Posted : January 20, 2013 2:12 pm
Linda J
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Shera, miss you too.

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Posted : January 20, 2013 6:33 pm
cayennita
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If you want to know what not to wear all you need to do is look at the tourists getting off the cruise ships.
I for one do not own jeans. Light weight khakis and polo shirts is always appropriate. Same as a nice pair of shorts. Not too long or too short.
If you are going to the movies, the hospital or Government buildings wear a light jacket just to keep from freezing.

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Posted : January 21, 2013 11:43 am
LiquidFluoride
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I've read it is very "rude" to wear "swim wear" in any public area other than "swiming" area's; is this true?

for male & females I have read.

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Posted : January 21, 2013 12:58 pm
STXBob
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I've read it is very "rude" to wear "swim wear" in any public area other than "swiming" area's; is this true?

for male & females I have read.

It's true, although some beachside bars and restaurants are OK with swimwear.

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Posted : January 21, 2013 1:17 pm
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It's also illegal, and the police can write you a ticket for indecent exposure. And please, if you are female, do not go around wearing a swimsuit cover-up that makes it look like you forgot to put your pants on this morning!

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Posted : January 21, 2013 2:52 pm
aussie
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Don't listen, ladies! See through cover-ups are most excellent attire. 😀

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Posted : January 21, 2013 3:51 pm
speee1dy
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oh aussie, bad bad

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Posted : January 21, 2013 8:07 pm
rotorhead
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Don't listen, ladies! See through cover-ups are most excellent attire. 😀

(tu)(tu)

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Posted : January 21, 2013 8:31 pm
aussie
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😀

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Posted : January 21, 2013 9:05 pm
rotorhead
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Time to move away from the burka mentality! If you got it then show it ladies! 😉

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Posted : January 21, 2013 10:03 pm
Linda J
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As regards men, I've always wondered why the guys who are happy to "show it" are NEVER the ones that I'd like to see!

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Posted : January 22, 2013 6:42 pm
vicanuck
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I've seen some topless women infrequently at Carambola Beach over the past few years.

We must encourage more of this type of behavior.

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Posted : January 24, 2013 12:22 pm
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