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Old 10-01-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Question Restaurant dress codes

When a restaurant's dress code is "tie and jacket", what would be appropriate for a woman to wear? Would something simple like a black pair of slacks, a white shirt and black blazer be good enough? Or what about a black dress shirt instead of the white shirt and blazer? What about shoes? I wouldn't think flip flops would be acceptable. But would black skate shoes or black Crocs be ok?

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Old 10-01-2010, 05:47 PM   #2
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If the men's requirement is "tie and jacket" then no, skate shoes or crocs would not be acceptable. "Tie and jacket" means it is more semi-formal than casual.

Shirt and slacks and a blazer should be fine or a dress or skirt and top would also be fine but no sneakers, trainers, skate shoes, flip-flops, crocs, deck shoes, etc.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:54 PM   #3
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I've eaten at a place like that once...
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:03 PM   #4
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When a restaurant's dress code is "tie and jacket", what would be appropriate for a woman to wear? Would something simple like a black pair of slacks, a white shirt and black blazer be good enough? Or what about a black dress shirt instead of the white shirt and blazer? What about shoes? I wouldn't think flip flops would be acceptable. But would black skate shoes or black Crocs be ok?
Do you by any chance go to the Cruise Critic boards? I can't help but laugh as there are so many threads about what is considered "appropriate" attire in the ships dining rooms, and believe me, everyone thinks they are correct. In my observations women mostly know what to wear when the request is "tie and jacket" for the men. Why do men get all in a flap because they are asked something so simple and straightforward? It's really a nobrainer imo.
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:33 PM   #5
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...Why do men get all in a flap because they are asked something so simple and straightforward?...


Most men don't like to dress up, that's why.

I wore a suit and tie to work every day for about forty years. I believe the necktie is a creation of the devil and should be abolished.

I tend to overdress for most situations because of my age and upbringing. I never used to wear jeans to a restaurant and got annoyed when I saw other customers in shorts, tanks tops and flip flops. I recognize times and standards are changing and I don't care nearly as much as I used to.

When we go to a fine restaurant, we do dress properly though I don't wear a tie and jacket unless specifically required by the establishment. I'll wear dress slacks and a dressy shirt and SO will do the same.

Restaurants that specifically require ties and jackets are not all that common. The last time I ate in one was here: Oak Room | Oak room It was someone else's treat.
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I believe the necktie is a creation of the devil and should be abolished.
I understand Andy, I really do. I have the exact same feeling about bras, but I never leave the house without one. You wanna trade?
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I need a girdle more than a bra these days. And, no thanks.
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Most men don't like to dress up, that's why.
I agree. I chose a carreer where I can basically wear anything I want. I always hated dressing up and avoided attending many formal functions. The only two occassions where I'll even come close to wearing a dress shirt and tie are weddings and funerals.
I'm also a prespirer so I can't stand layers of clothing, even in winter. There's no way I can survive a day in a suit. No Sir.
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I wore a suit and tie to work every day for about forty years. I believe the necktie is a creation of the devil and should be abolished.
Sounds familiar....I think the idiot that invented the neck tie should be hung with it!!!
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My aunt and uncle loved this one restaurant somewhere in the San Diego/Spring Valley area, called (I think) Pio Pico's. If you wore a tie there, they cut it off. I don't know if they are still there--this was about 35 years ago.

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