Island Dress Code -- A little more lighthearted topic!
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. 🙂
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.
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....
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.
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.