Looking for menswear suitable for the office. Problem: relocated to a hot and humid tropical country, and my current wardrobe just isn't working here. And it's not even July/August.
I've seen this question
but he's after a more casual look. I need clothing appropriate for the office. Most men seem to wear slacks and button-downs, sometimes a tie. Maybe a jacket or full suit for bosses, or when meeting clients. This is the sort of clothing I have, but the weight or materials just doesn't cut it. Current slacks tend to be poly blends or lightweight wool. Shirts cotton/poly. Heck, even my socks, generally mid-calf length, feel too hot.
An additional wrinkle is I'm doing a lot of walking. Office is only 20 minutes from where I'm staying so even though there's extensive public transport I'm most frequently walking places. Try to walk slowly when I can to minimize heating up but there's only so slow I can walk.
I desperately need recommendations for materials, styles, and colors that will make this workable. For example, if I am to sweat it'd be nice for clothing to not look visibly sweaty even when it very much is, and to be quick drying once I'm back in AC. It doesn't look sharp to show up with wet spots under my arms or on my back or where my bag's strap lies.
Caveats: I hate polo shirts, both the style and the knit fabric, and I dislike short-sleeved button-downs. I'm a short guy with a young face and short sleeves are too much like a little boy playing dress-up.