Resort Attire: Resort Casual & Resort Evening Dress Code Guide – Gentleman’s Gazette

Resort Attire: Resort Casual & Resort Evening Dress Code Guide – Gentleman’s Gazette


Welcome back to the Gentleman’s Gazette! In today’s video we discuss the dress codes,
resort attire, resort casual and resort evening so you look your best if you’re lounging in
a tropical resort. Resort attire or resort wear is a dress code
that is established around the globe. It’s even the basis for an annual collection
of couture fashion designers who focus just on this segment because a lot of people want
to look stylish even when they relax. You’ll most likely find it in the country
clubs or nice resorts or hotels that want to make sure that guests don’t show up in
board shorts for dinner. Sometimes the dress code resort wear can be
ambiguous because different hotels or resorts define it differently. As a rule of thumb keep in mind the more posh
or upscale an establishment is the more formal the dress code is likely going to be. So what exactly is resort wear or resort attire? It indicates that a certain degree of formality
is required even though you’re in a warmer climate. At the same time it means that a dark suit
or tuxedo would be inappropriate because it would be over-the-top. So before I approach you with some ideas of what
to wear when the dress code is resort casual first let’s discuss what not to wear. Athletic attire of any kind is always inappropriate. Your gym shorts, your t-shirts are not appropriate. That also means no track pants, no sweat pants,
no joggers and no workout shorts. Avoid wearing t-shirts or tank tops and always
make sure your shirts have some kind of a collar such as a polo shirt would be fine
with short sleeves or long sleeves or a dress shirt. It also means don’t wear shower slides, flip-flops
or sandals unless you’re specifically at the beach or by the pool area. In other area especially in the evening those
would be considered inappropriate. You definitely want to avoid any type of tennis
shoes or trainers. When it comes to sneakers and they’re nice
leather sneakers in brown for example but always be cautious and rather err in the side
of formality. Meaning a nice leather dress shoe in tan maybe
some suede in colors such as green, even dark brown. Definitely stay clear of black because that
would be too formal. In some establishment golf khakis or slacks
with polo shirt are acceptable in a clubhouse. In others they aren’t so it pays to specifically
ask or figure out what the proper dress code at your venue is. It goes without saying that your clothing
shouldn’t have any holes or tears and also stay clear of any type of shorts for evening
activities. I would skip vests or any other heavy layers. Cufflinks are maybe a little over the top. A simple barrel cuff will do just fine. So what should you wear when it comes to resort
casual during the day? The first thing that probably comes to mind
is the Hawaiian shirt. I’ve been to Hawaii recently and I hardly
saw anybody wearing Hawaiian shirts. So they’re out there, they exist. They can be appropriate if you’re in the mood
for it, go for it, but it’s definitely not something you have to have and sometimes it
can also look a bit cheesy. So in terms of slacks, you can go with linen
pants or cotton pants. Things like seersucker is totally fine and
you can also go with shorts as long as they are longer and made of cotton or linen or
other interesting materials. At the same time skip any kind of swim trunks
or board shorts because that would be too informal. Try to keep with a shirt unless you’re at
the pool or at the beach. A polo shirt is just fine during the day,
a tshirt maybe a little too informal but if you’re at the beach or in the vicinity that’s
okay too. I say jackets are over-the-top and if you’re
at a resort during offseason you may want to have a thin sweater or something that keeps
you at the ideal temperature. If you wear a lot of solid polo shirts it
can be interesting to mix it up a bit with patterned shorts. You could go with stripes maybe dots or classic
patterns such as seersucker, checks or Madras. Sometimes also known as Madras it’s a checked
fabric with rich colors that originates in India and you can check out all details about
this wonderful fabric in our guide here. During the day definitely stay clear of any
form of jacket that would be over the top. In terms of shoes you can wear driving mocs,
maybe boat shoes. If you’re at the beach and you go from your
room to the pool flip-flops are just fine. Otherwise if you’re at the lobby or the restaurant
flip flops would not quite be appropriate. Also wearing ties or bow ties is over-the-top
so leave them in your room and save them for evening. So what is resort evening wear mean? It means typically long sleeves, long pants,
no more tailored shorts. It also requires closed toed shoes which can
be your general derbies or oxfords in brown tones or tans. You can also be a little more playful maybe
if you wanna go with pair of spectators or maybe some white shoes. Something that is more summery and more associated
with tropics. Stay clear of black shoes even in the evening
because it’s not quite suited to the tropics. A jacket is not mandatory but definitely a
good idea. Personally I always like it because in the
evening and can get a little cooler and it’s also much more elegant and stylish. A navy blazer is very versatile and you can
wear it even though I think a cotton jacket such as the one I’m wearing here right now
with a slight check, maybe a fresco jacket in a lighter color is preferable. If you want to you can wear a seersucker suit
but in general I’d stay clear of suits and rather go with combinations. I suggest you match your belt with your shoes
and if you want to you can go with bolder colors in certain elements of your outfit
because the resort is fun, it’s casual and it’s not business. When it comes to accessories you can be a
little more playful as well. You can have madras patterns, maybe grenadine,
maybe knit, something with a little more texture. Maybe you go with a bow tie just something
that is unusual and not necessarily something you would wear with a three-piece business
suit. Of course if you prefer you don’t have to
wear neck wear at all but if you wear a jacket I suggest you go at least with a pocket square
because it just elevates the look and makes you more stylish. If you don’t want to wear over the calf socks
consider no-show socks. They prevent your feet from sweating in your
shoes and it’ll also help to prevent any kind of blisters. For shirts, you can opt for dress shirts with
an open weave or alternatively if you like it more casual you can go with long sleeves
polo shirts just make sure they have a nice color and not those typical flimsy ones. In today’s video, I’m wearing a long sleeve
polo shirt with a collar and I decided to mix it with a tie just to show you the full
range. I could have just done without a tie and would
have been just fine. My jacket is similar to a seersucker but it
has checks which is quite nice. It’s a small pattern but it’s very different
from the classic business suit. The tie I’m wearing is red and blue shantung
that picks up the blue tones of my jacket and my pocket square which has hand rolled
edges and x stitches. If you’re interested in these accessories
please check out our shop here. I went with a bold red pants which are similar
to a Nantucket red just a shade darker. They’re made of 100% cotton. They’re lightweight and good for warmer climates. In line with my white shirt and the white
elements in my jacket I went with white buckskin shoes that have red shoe laces so it ties
the outfit together with the pants. That being said it’s obviously a very loud
combination and if you’re not comfortable with that I could have just worn this outfit
without a tie and maybe medium brown oxfords and the whole look feels entirely different
and less dramatic even though I wear red pants. For the socks, I’m wearing red and blue shadow
stripe socks from Fort Belvedere which tie together the red and blue tones of the outfit. Of course during the day sunglasses are always
a good idea so definitely don’t forget them. And if the sun gets too hot you can also bring a Panama hat which is very stylish and keeps the sun out of your face.

77 Replies to “Resort Attire: Resort Casual & Resort Evening Dress Code Guide – Gentleman’s Gazette”

  1. Short version of this video.

    1. Look up how Sean Connery dressed in the Bond movies set in the Caribbean.
    2. Dress that way.
    3. Profit!

    Joking aside this is a good video.

  2. I personally love hawaian shirts, but the thing is combining them well. Yes, there's many tacky as hell, but the not-over-the-top patterns actually agree a lot with my clothes.

  3. Wait, you actually can wear a necktie with polo shirt? Also, unless I mistaken, that polo shirt also came with buttoned cuff?

  4. I've been watching your channel for awhile now. Because I needed to learn how to dress for jobs and opportunity and I'm soon to become a real estate agent. I grew up in a place where dressing up was never essential and people's jobs didn't require it at all. So I never knew how too dress in suits or dress nice. Just wanted to say I'm very thankful for your channels and others like it! Thank you. 🙂

  5. I grew up and was weened on this look. Nothing stronger than a quality navy blazer, patchwork madras slacks ( worn a little on the short side) no socks and a classic pair of loafers…i.e. Gucci 1953's. Also try pants in lime green, and even pink. Embroidered pants or shorts with anchors , sea gulls, palm trees too. Resort wear (or in my case, East Coast boarding school prep. Should be good quality and look casually put together..not studied..but of course, the look is very studied. Oh! Forgot ribbon belts of every color.

  6. Lovely video , as usual!

    Please could you tell me where you got the green trousers that are hanging on the stand throughout the video please?

    Danke,

    Carlos.

  7. I don't know why but whenever I hear of a polo-neck tie combination, I think of Spongebob. you seem to be the only one who can wear it. nice video btw

  8. Hi Raphael thank you for the video ! I am only 14 years old but you inspiring me to be gentleman in my daily life and to cloth like one
    Greetings from Germany!

  9. I've never been to a Tropical Resort, to me the Tropics is swimming in Lake Michigan because its further south from Lake Superior where I live, I'm not sure I'm ever going to use this as I am going to be 72 this year but I guess I can teach it to my Grandchildren and my son.

  10. This is off topic but you have a smile that when you do so, I can't help but smile too. By the way, keep up the great work, I come here for every video and I like the content you make a lot!

  11. I would disagree with no shorts. At some clubs it is acceptable to wear a blazer or sport coat with shorts and loafers with no socks. Usually at clubs on the coast. But definitely ask if it is acceptable where you are going.

  12. Would love to see more casual presentations. It’s truly informative, concise and rather spectacular. Especially for future reference regarding the summer months on Long Island, I would love to hear some more casual insight. Thank you

  13. Well, this is no video for me as I find resorts as boring as watching the grass grow…
    … actually, watching the grass grow is more exciting.

  14. Hello Raphael, I have a dilemma, so I wanna buy a bespoke suit. White suit, linen, for holidays in Italy, pretty looking for vintage look. But I'm not quite sure if this won't look over the top, or just funny. And I would really want to know if you have some white suit. Maybe it was on your channel and I could find it. If not, just wanna know your opinion, because for me you are kinda my ideal clothing, let's say, vloger :)) <3

  15. What polo shirt brand would you recommend I've been searching for them for quite a while but I'm specifically looking for one that does not look old once you wash it I own Polo Ralph Lauren and lacoste but after you wash them a few times they look old so are there any that you could recommend that are very high-quality that do not look old after washing maybe if you know of any made out of modal?

  16. At 2:22 what type of loafers are those, I've been looking for tassel loafers and can't seem to find the style I like and those are exactly what I've been looking for.

  17. I love this channel! Just a thought: maybe lift some weights. It helps testosterone increase and maintain, and it can't hurt your health. It may allow you to fit a different look entering a new stage of your life as well! Thanks for the great videos!

  18. Do you think you can do the do’s and donts of showing tattoos? I have tattoos on my arms and stay covered at work even though it’s casual attire at work. I think maybe some of the younger guys could use this advice

  19. Do these outfits make it easier to get laid at a resort? They make you look like the typical nice guy. Can you give some edgy alternatives?

  20. Excellent job! Thank you for the info!

    I have a question, my soon-to-be wife and I are going on a cruise as part of our honeymoon this summer. We will be cruising the Eastern Caribbean in early August. Does the info in this video apply, or are there different rules for cruising?

  21. Sven, great website and videos! QUESTION – What kind of hat/cap — other than a baseball cap — is good for Summer ware? I am in the U.S. and over 50 years old, fair skinned, bald on top and my doctor has diagnosed skin cancer up there (I use 50 UV Sun protection) but it is time to wear a hat all the time in the summer. Thanks!

  22. Sven I am a big fan of yours, I really am, but the dress style has been over the top for a little while now and your cuts are becoming dated. The trousers you are wearing are very wide legged, classic, but really not what people are wearing these days. As well, the styles demonstrated in this video are not resort friendly they are quite franky over the top, similar to what people who are incorrectly dressed for The Hamptons. The looks are out of place and clownish. Traditionally you have been right on and I am saddened to see the content and style sliding lately and I hope to see some more great content. But please do not take what I have said the wrong way, again I say these things becuase I truly like your content but am concerned that recently you have been missing the mark.

  23. Hey, I've got a question, however, it's not related to this topic, but to shaving. Could you make a video about shaving brushes, please? I saw in another video and old Italian man saying that shaving brushes with pigs hairs (I believe) are the highest quality, but I'm interested to know in a high quality brush, but not too pricey and not too cheap either. Thank you in advance!

  24. Raphael, You had a picture of the Hotel Del Coronado, You need to go there and have one of their Irish Coffees in the lobby.

  25. A vintage light/faded Hawaiian shirt goes well with a leather jacket(brown would be best) don't know what pants would be best. I only know dark blue jeans go well with mine.

  26. I would like to see the gentleman's gazette focus on Henley shirts a bit more and perhaps a video for the collarless shirt (as done with the polo guide)

  27. Thanks! This video comes right on time. Sven, as I am watching your videos I am asking myself whether there also is something similar to your channel but for the ladies? I would also like to have such an informative source for women's wear. Now my husband looks much better dressed than I do 😉

  28. I'm just starting to get into gentelmens atier and you have been the biggest help in every way imaginable, from my arguments to my socks.

  29. Where do you buy your polo shirts? Mine all have the 'flimsy collar' look at 7:11 – ok for the beach but doesn't look right with a jacket etc.

  30. Hello Raphael, I’m wondering if you could do a guide to wearing shorts during the summer; in specific more towards a casual daily wear yet still something classy and becoming.

    Thanks;

    R.N.C

  31. I disagree with some points.
    1) I hate polo shirts. They look always sloppy and shabby. A crisp white t-shirt would be a better alternative. I'm sorry to say, but in those shorts/shirt combos you look like a typical North-European tourist anywhere in the world, and not especially stylish.
    2) always wear a button down shirt with shorts. And roll up the sleeves. Short sleeve button downs… nah.
    3) don't wear shorts if you can avoid it. Light slacks, white linen trousers, that's a stylish man's choice.
    4) never wear loafers without socks. And it's a visual things, if you wear socks that can't be easily seen, you aren't wearing socks.
    Also, only very light canvas plimsolls/sand shoes with laces can be worn without socks.
    5) Sandals are totally fine. Always without socks.
    6) colors, great, patterns… er… plaid and checkered look a little cheap. Makes me think of country.
    7) No knit ties in the summer. That texture belongs to Autumn and Winter. I think all textured fabrics belong to Autumn and Winter. I want to see smooth, silky, water-like textures in the summer.

  32. I live on hawaii island. I can tell you that aloha shirts are worn almost 100% of the time (by white collared workers). I’m guessing you visited Oahu.

  33. I'm still going to wear cufflinks in my shirt in the evenings because most of my dress shirts are double cuff Charles tyrwhitt

  34. You have to be one of the dorkiest looking guys I’ve seen…how do you give advice to clothing when you look shot with clothes.

  35. A lot of these options are not actually being worn by a vast, vast majority of people at resorts. I think it is difficult for people to be the only person dressed properly in any environment. Conformity is a real issue.

  36. Thanks for the foot picture! Just what I needed this fine morning. I shot my coke out of my nose and puked all over my seersucker jacket.

  37. I love sven when he explained the item's that isnt appropriate with little of his wacky attitude… He looks cute

  38. When will someone make a Lady’s Gazette channel? So many channels for women but none as specific and informative as this one.

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