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Old 03-27-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Kent, Washington
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Wouldn't matter what you wear; you already look like a fool for going to a Sox game

Whereas you're a fool for all occasions.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Chicago: Beverly, Woodlawn
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Everyone has their limits. Most people wouldn't go to church in shorts, or walk downtown with no shirt on, even though in many cases they could get away with it. People should wear whatever they are comfortable with. I will continue to think it is in poor taste, though, for example to go to a restaurant in the city dressed like you just got out of the gym. Sports jerseys on adult men always look completely idiotic to me. I grew up with the idea that this kind of stuff is very disrespectful and immature. I understand that not everyone sees things that way, so I stopped caring long ago.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I think people should dress up for dinner. I agree that adult men (and women) should not wear sport jerseys or t-shirts to restaurants. I won't even let my 10 year-old sports-nut son dress that way for a restaurant. He usually wears khakis, a collar shirt, and leather shoes (no sneakers allowed). I know, I'm a mean parent....

I've never liked clothing with slogans/logos on them (like Abercrombie or Juicy across the chest). And the character clothes are the worst. After going to Disney last year, I had nightmares about all the adults with Mickey Mouse T-shirts or Tinkerbell sweat pants. That was just too much. I can't believe grown-ups can dress that way!

I guess I'm old-fashioned. I also like the straw boater, spats and gold-tipped walking cane...
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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Don't forget morniing coats, cummerbunds, and the smoking jacket !!!
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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Don't forget morniing coats, cummerbunds, and the smoking jacket !!!
I'd marry any man with a smoking jacket. Excluding Hugh Hefner.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Whereas you're a fool for all occasions.
lol
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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Don't forget morniing coats, cummerbunds, and the smoking jacket !!!
And powdered wigs. We're all a bunch of savages since the powdered wigs disappeared from society events.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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Heck why not bring back girdles, corsets, bloomers and pantyhose? LOL!
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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OK, so I'm new to the city. My boyfriend and I decided to have a day/night on the town and hit up some of the more "quintessential" Chicago spots, one of these being the Signature Lounge on the 96th floor of the Hancock Center. I suggested to him beforehand that he really ought to bring a dinner jacket for the occasion, as I assumed people would be dressed a little more smartly than usual (no tuxedos or anything mind you, but business-casual like). Well, I was really astonished to get there and see people in jeans, sneakers, and hoodies. Now I expect that at a pizza place, but the Signature Lounge? Really?

I've noticed this trend among a couple of other places I've tried - not fancy establishments, but nicer than average places. Why don't men wear a dinner jacket anymore? Even if it's not "required," doesn't it just feel nice, and isn't it sort of a mark of respect for yourself and others?

What gives?
Go to NYC (Mannhattan), LA or San Fransico. There you'll see well dressed men.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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Yeah and why don't people ride horses around the city anymore -- it gives them such an air of distinction.
Ya that was real helpful to the OP. To the OP, don't take her sarcasim to heart. She might be one of the types who wears "t-shirts, b-caps, jogging pants or sweat shirts" out to dinner or a night on the town. Maybe you're thread made her mad cause you brought this up?.......
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