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Old 03-25-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Kent, Washington
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How many restaurants in Manhattan still require more than just jeans, let alone jackets?
Well Manhattan's in Will County and pretty low rent even by Joliet standards.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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Al Baskin Co.: Owner of Mark Shale stores files for bankruptcy -- chicagotribune.com

Irv's menswear chain no longer suited for this economy -- chicagotribune.com

No one buys "dressy" clothes now...
I'm not suggesting that everyone should (or even could) go out and buy an expensive jacket. Hell, I'd advocate going to the Salvation Army and picking up an old corduroy blazer, or taking any old hand-me-down that, no doubt, fathers, grandfathers or uncles must have.

I just think that putting on a jacket gives whatever it is your doing (i.e. a night on the town) a sense of occasion. It says: I respect you and recognize that going out to dinner with you is special, not ordinary, and as such, I'm going to mark the occasion with my style of dress.

I'm not suggesting this is strictly a gender thing or an antiquated notion of chivalry. I would expect men to do the same when going out with a business partner, colleague or old friend. It's a social nicety, that's all, and I think it's odd that in a large city like Chicago only a small number of people seem to think this way.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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I'm not suggesting that everyone should (or even could) go out and buy an expensive jacket. Hell, I'd advocate going to the Salvation Army and picking up an old corduroy blazer, or taking any old hand-me-down that, no doubt, fathers, grandfathers or uncles must have.

I just think that putting on a jacket gives whatever it is your doing (i.e. a night on the town) a sense of occasion. It says: I respect you and recognize that going out to dinner with you is special, not ordinary, and as such, I'm going to mark the occasion with my style of dress.

I'm not suggesting this is strictly a gender thing or an antiquated notion of chivalry. I would expect men to do the same when going out with a business partner, colleague or old friend. It's a social nicety, that's all, and I think it's odd that in a large city like Chicago only a small number of people seem to think this way.
Or better yet, go to a 'jackets required' place for dinner and borrow one of the oversize plaid monstrosities they keep for gentlemen who 'forgot' theirs ...
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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Or better yet, go to a 'jackets required' place for dinner and borrow one of the oversize plaid monstrosities they keep for gentlemen who 'forgot' theirs ...
Haha, those are awesome. Talk about awkward!

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Old 03-26-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago--Bucktown
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I had a buddy visit me in Austin who wanted to go out to some of the clubs, but didn't have any leather shoes. Not only did he not believe me that he couldn't go out in sneakers, but it turns out he doesn't even own a pair of leather shoes. How do you get to be 22 years old without a pair of dress shoes? Seriously.

The one thing that makes me the most angry is people wearing sunglasses inside, even in the middle of a business conversation. When I used to work at an apartment complex people would come in all the time, spend 30 minutes inside with me, and wouldn't even take of their sunglasses until it was time to fill out the application. How rude can you be?
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Evanston
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And jerks that wear those goddam ballcaps indoors should have them stapled to their heads.

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Old 03-26-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yeah I will start wearing a dinner jacket all the time when women are required to wear mini skirts and low-cut cleavage baring blouses to all restaurants.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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Yeah I will start wearing a dinner jacket all the time when women are required to wear mini skirts and low-cut cleavage baring blouses to all restaurants.
Hmmm . a 'cleavage and Mini-skirt required' restaurant ..not a bad idea ... and provide the proper outfit to those that 'forgot' .... Yeah, that's the next big thing ...!!
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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Fall/Winter, I understand; but July on a 90-90 day in Chicago, what dingbat would wear a dinner jacket?
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Fall/Winter, I understand; but July on a 90-90 day in Chicago, what dingbat would wear a dinner jacket?
Thats why they make lightweight blend jackets.
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