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Old 04-02-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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Perhaps. Ascertaining this is the point of the thread. I find it interesting to hear everyone's views.
Precisely why this thread was titled "Why doesn't anyone where a dinner jacket anymore" versus "Let's socially mandate jacket-wearing."
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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Exactly mutually agreed upon. Therefore, if you find the majority of folks to be outside what you deem socially acceptable then perhaps it is you who is outside of the social decision making process.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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Ok - personally, if I'm going to an upscale restaurant, I'll probably wear something nice. Dinner jacket, sport coat, suit, whatever. But, if you are offended by people wearing hoodies to a restaurant, you are a sad, pathetic human being and should probably be more concerned about your own failure than others' attire.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago: Beverly, Woodlawn
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I've lived in four different countries and all of them have different social norms for dress. In none of them (U.S. included) does nobody except "sad, pathetic human beings" care at all. Social rules are important for a culture to be able to function. I think it is hypocritical to pass it off so easily as something that is too superficial to concern you.

In most bit cities in Central America for example it would in general be considered weird (if not rude) to wear shorts downtown. This is fine in the U.S., but in the U.S. it is considered boorish e.g. for a man to walk in the loop with no shirt on, or maybe to wear a white wife-beater to church, or a t-shirt to a job interview, or for a woman to wear a bikini top to a business luncheon.

These rules exist everywhere. They are always evolving, though, so it seems perfectly appropriate to ask what the current thinking is, for example, on the (apparently) dated custom of not dressing like a bum when going to a decent restaurant. I agree that these days people don't seem to think much of it, but I don't think it takes an especially small mind to ask the question.

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Ok - personally, if I'm going to an upscale restaurant, I'll probably wear something nice. Dinner jacket, sport coat, suit, whatever. But, if you are offended by people wearing hoodies to a restaurant, you are a sad, pathetic human being and should probably be more concerned about your own failure than others' attire.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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Ok - personally, if I'm going to an upscale restaurant, I'll probably wear something nice. Dinner jacket, sport coat, suit, whatever. But, if you are offended by people wearing hoodies to a restaurant, you are a sad, pathetic human being and should probably be more concerned about your own failure than others' attire.
I'm not offended. But I do personally think it's in poor taste.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Kent, Washington
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But, if you are offended by people wearing hoodies to a restaurant, you are a sad, pathetic human being and should probably be more concerned about your own failure than others' attire.

People that accuse others of being sad, pathetic failures are often compensating for their own sad, pathetic failures.

And so it goes, round and round.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:28 PM
 
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Ok - personally, if I'm going to an upscale restaurant, I'll probably wear something nice. Dinner jacket, sport coat, suit, whatever. But, if you are offended by people wearing hoodies to a restaurant, you are a sad, pathetic human being and should probably be more concerned about your own failure than others' attire.
I disagree. If you are wearing a hoodie and baseball cap to a fine dining type of restaurant, you are not showing respect to the restaurant or other patrons. It is offensive. And tacky, low-class, tasteless, etc.
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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Well, the restaurant has the option of not letting you in.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Trash stinks
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Well, I know a lot of times people just get out from work/school and go to someplace to eat that's nearby.. sometimes a "higher class" restaurant.. yes, I agree, I'd prefer to look nice, but I don't think it should be taboo for people to dress in regular clothes.
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