Dressing for DINNER at a "RESTAURANT"

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  1. DAKA

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    We tend to have a dinner at what I call a NICE RESTAURANT about every few weeks.
    I'm not talking about mid priced chains, I'm talking about places like CAPITOL GRILLE, MORTONS STEAKHOUSE, ... Upscale places.
    We "dress up", Dress pants, Longsleeve COLLARED shirt, Dress shoes, for Mrs.Daka, a Dress, or a nice Pants outfit.
    Now so many times we see people who look like they just rolled out of bed ...
    Jeezze people if you are spending $100 + for dinner how about not looking like a slob,
     
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    Dr. Leaky Know-It-All

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    Dress for yourselves - if it makes for a better experience then it's worth it. Don't let the slobs drag you down.
     

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    I don't know. I wear a suit/ties every day and the last thing I want to wear on the weekends is a jacket and tie. If I am spending big money, I should have the right to be comfortable. In D.C. and Northern VA, this dress code thing becomes an issue because of the above. I hate to judge but whenever I see a guy wearing a suit on a weekend, I automatically assume that he probably doesn't wear one as part of his job. Or, that he just came from either a wedding or a funeral.

    I retire in a few years and I plan to give all of my suits and ties to Goodwill, except for the one I get buried in. Once retired, I don't think I will be wearing a jacket or tie at dinner. No way.
     
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  5. Hannie Caulder

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    The really nice places won't let men in without a jacket.


    But here in Florida it's just shirt and shoes LOL.
     
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    I always just dress casual myself. Of course my casual is a bit dressier then average i guess.

    Why get dressed up if it isn't required just to enjoy a meal? Especially if you have other things going on and are just stopping to eat.
     
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    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    There is a difference between just eating and dining.
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    Who cares what OTHER PEOPLE wear????

    Mind your own... like grown men do (or, are supposed to do).
     
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    The kids that never learned to dress properly are unlikely to attempt fine dining anyway. :eat:
     
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    One of the few things that California has given us that I like is the casual dining experience. If people don't smell bad and behave themselves, I don't care what they look like. I've always been uncomfortable in suits and ties.

    Going to a nice place gets me real plates, cloth napkins and table covers, real silverware, good food. Usually a nice interior decor and a little bit better service. So for a while, this full-time slob can pretend to be a part-time snob.

    If it's any consolation, I ask for tables in a dark corner, to help the better dressers live out their fantasies. (I rarely get refused this request).
     
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    I dress exactly how I choose to.

    Sometimes I look good. Sometimes I look like I just rolled out of bed.

    I'm not gonna wear a supper club costume.
     
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    Are they wearing ballcaps. That is my pet peeve. In the South, Bubba likes his ballcap.
     
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    Some of y'all are such special little snowflakes!

    It's downright comical! :rofl:
     
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    If my dinner date shows up in a baseball cap I won't answer the door.
     
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    I dont see what clothing has to do with it. I've been to some high end places, sipping on Louis XIII, wearing a polo and black cargo pants with work boots.
     
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    I'm from the deep South and we were taught to remove caps and hats at the dinner table. I have friends who don't but I don't make it my business to teach manners.
     
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    Sounds like the restaurant hasn't the same standards as you do.
     
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    They also put ketchup on hotdogs.
     
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    Setting a proper example should suffice, if you have gravitas.
     
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    Some really nice places frown on that kind of attire.



    If you wear a hat to Mommy's dinner table you will find yourself eating outside.
     
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