The clothes I've seen pushed as resort wear this season are disappointing to say the least. One well-known specialty store's recent selection can be summarized as a couple pair of linen trousers, a couple of square bottomed shirts and a couple of bathing suits. Of course, if the occupancy rates at warm weather resorts this season look anything like that of San Francisco's hotels (where one of the City's well known properties was only 6% full earlier this week), then this post loses much of its already limited relevancy.
With retailers failing to lead the way, Mr. Obama's relaxation of the White House dress code is just another predictor of a further decline in dress at our already casual vacation resorts. On the one hand, perhaps we truly are headed for all workout clothes all the time. On the other, perhaps there's an opportunity for someone to offer holiday packages with bundled appropriate clothing.
Irrespective of these musings, note that the late Duke of Windsor chose spectator shoes and a light gray double breasted for a sunny day in Portugal before the War.