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What kind of clothes are worn in Hawaii?

The local style is very casual with heavy emphasis on tropical, surfing/beach and to a lesser extent, Asian themes. Flip flops aka shower shoes are called slippers ("slippahs") and are very accepted even for mid-level restaurants (think Chili's). Business men don't wear ties - just nice cotton or silk aloha shirts and slacks. Crisp aloha is about the same as coat and tie for men and nice dress/business attire for women. Elegant aloha is the same as cocktail equivalent.
Unfortunately, the east coast preppy or "classic" style is not popular here.
During the winter months, it is common to see locals wear sweatshirts or mid-weight coats even though the temperatures are in the low 70's and upper 60's because it can feel cooler due to the tradewinds.
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