I don't know why I didn't think to ask this here before! I have googled and asked elsewhere and have come up with amazingly conflicting answers.
Mr_Deb and I are going on a 2-week cruise in SE Asia at the end of February. Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand. I'm a fairly experienced world traveler, but haven't been to this region, and although I lived in Japan when I was a tween, that was a long time ago.
I don't want us to stand out, or be pegged as Americans, because of our clothing. As far as I can tell, clothing should be nice, and modest - knees and shoulders covered - and I can swing that, with longer length skirts and making sure I have a shrug or pashmina with me if my top is sleeveless. But what about Mr_Deb? Does he have to wear long trousers at all times, or can he get away with longer shorts? Rumour has it it's going to be 90's and very high humidity. And what about shoes? I read that feet are considered unclean in some countries - do I have to wear closed shoes, or can I get away with sandals?
Any advice on how to dress in these particular countries would be so much appreciated. I can give any additional details if needed.