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I'm attending a conference next month in a tropical location and the dress code is "resort casual." The organization is professional but also seems to have a relaxed culture, so I'm trying to figure out what the heck "resort casual" means for a man. I figured I'd ask SDN as I nearly always get these things wrong when I try to just Google it.

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I would interpret that as a short sleeve collared shirt and slacks. Alternatively, if you know someone else going, ask them what they are wearing, just so you don't wear a suit and tie and everyone else is wearing Bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts.
 
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I'm attending a conference next month in a tropical location and the dress code is "resort casual." The organization is professional but also seems to have a relaxed culture, so I'm trying to figure out what the heck "resort casual" means for a man. I figured I'd ask SDN as I nearly always get these things wrong when I try to just Google it.

Thanks!
Usually this means slightly more comfortable clothes, in brighter colors and prints than you would expect at a work conference.

If you're a woman, think Lilly Pulitzer. If you're a guy, think Tommy Bahama.

It's still for work, so not too much skin, no shorts, no flip flops (unless they're dressy ones for women), no plunging necklines, etc.

Don't feel bad - I went to a conference last year that specified "resort casual" and I also had to Google it. I'd never heard that before, but I guess it makes sense for a conference being held in Boca Raton.
 

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I'm attending a conference next month in a tropical location and the dress code is "resort casual." The organization is professional but also seems to have a relaxed culture, so I'm trying to figure out what the heck "resort casual" means for a man. I figured I'd ask SDN as I nearly always get these things wrong when I try to just Google it.

Thanks!
I just realized you're a guy. If so, you can't go wrong with a brightly colored short-sleeved guayabera (Cuban button up shirt, usually made out of linen or thin cotton) and khakis.
 

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I'm a fan of the untucked thin white button up with rolled sleeves and khaki pants + casual leather shoes (like a boat shoe).

I've never been to a tropical conference though, that's just my general interpretation of resort casual.
 

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AMA has their November meeting in Hawaii every ~5 years. Half of the older delegates show up in Hawaiian shirts ("aloha attire") for at least 1-2 days of it. It's pretty amusing.