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post #46 of 104
I had a similar experience when, right after ordering, I changed out of my suit in the bathroom stall. Then I changed back before I left, only I wore my suit backwards like Kris Kross. My waitress was all up on my business, if you know what I mean.
post #47 of 104
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post
This is dumber than a DT thread.

Dress nice, act nice and people are nice? No shit!

+1

Although i have to say i do like Spoo's idea of sitting with your Bollox out, very liberating and very practical on those days when you get all hot and sweaty in the nether regions. Kudos to Spoo's ingenuity !!!
post #48 of 104
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Originally Posted by lovelux2010 View Post
hello, i could not disagree more. if someone treats you based on how you look, they are shallow and do not deserve acknoledgement, let alone a top.
Attractive people will forever defend our right to be treated better because we look better!
post #49 of 104
The OP is basing his clothing theory on one observation, which could possibly be an outlier as n approaches infinity. Perhaps the waitress was simply having a bad day, and the generous tip cheered her up.
post #50 of 104
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
Boy I wonder if she has been counting on your tips. A tip every three years is just about enough for a new car.

Read his next paragraph: "So . . . a few months later"
post #51 of 104
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Originally Posted by lovelux2010 View Post
you cannot judge someones wealth or class or backgtround based on their clothes.

...or their spelling, for that matter.


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Originally Posted by lovelux2010 View Post
suppose "rich" is a relative term..
i class "rich" as making £500k/year plus..
everyone has their definition.

the point i was trying to make - you cannot judge someones wealth or class or backgtround based on their clothes. some poor people wear $10k in clothes regularly ...some "rich" wear an old pair of jeans and a t-shirt..

its a ridiculous post to begin with and in an ideal world wouldbe deleted promplty with the poster banned permamently from al gores internet
post #52 of 104
It is a good yarn at the most but there could be many other reasons for her differing levels of conduct you have not even acknowledged.
post #53 of 104
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Originally Posted by Waitress at Applebee's

About three years ago, this guy came in way overdressed for wings on a Sunday, with this "I'm a big shot" smirk on his face. I couldn't stop cracking up! And the other girls bet me $10 I wouldn't flirt with him. Better believe I took their money.

The best part is, Mr CEO high-roller whipped out a gift card for a $45 tab!

And here's where it gets creepy.

He came back a few months later, in dirty pants and a sweatshirt. Sits down, and gives me this "hey old buddy!" smile. Totally freaked me out.

Well.

I tried to ignore him, but every time I looked over, he was looking at me! So I rushed through service as fast as I could, dropped his plates off and tried to avoid eye contact. I totally thought he was going to ask me out.

And then, of course, he pulls out another gift card (what's with the gift cards?), and leaves another awkwardly big, but not big enough to really matter, tip. And just stares up at me, nostrils flaring, waiting to see what I'll say.

I was - literally - speechless. Thought he was going to go into a crazy rant since I didn't chat him up.

Eventually he got up and left. What a relief.


post #54 of 104
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Originally Posted by bbhewee View Post
English: the standard tip in the UK (or London at least) is 12.5% of the bill. This is usually shown at the bottom of your bill. Quite odd that they wouldn't leave a tip.
Actually, that 12.5% "discretionary" service charge often does not go to the waitstaff. It may just be extra profit for the company. That is hard to believe but I have personally verified it. If you want to strike back at the man, save a couple of quid and put a huge smile on your waiter's/waitress' face, ask them if the service charge on the bill goes directly in their pocket. If it does not, tell them you want the charge struck off and that you will just give them a tip directly. One of the few situations in life where making waves is a total win for everyone concerned.
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Originally Posted by hermes man View Post
u really cant generalize people on their dressing
How about on their punctuation and capitalization? This gets trotted out periodically and it is, as always, a crock. You may not be able to judge a book by its cover but you can't be expected to read every book you come across, either. You have to have some method of sorting out what might be interesting. People are entitled to judge you on the way you dress because dress is a method of communication. If you send out a "false message" that's not really their fault, is it? I, too, have noticed that people treat you, perhaps not better, but with more interest, when you are wearing a suit and tie, especially if it is a decent suit and tie. But it is really the whole package that makes the difference. A shapeless, ill fitting black suit, a polystyrene tie and beaten-up Frankenstein shoes doesn't cut it. Nor will you get treated much better if you are wearing a suit but act like a yob. BTW, those of you claiming that dress is no longer a class-indicator are wrong. It isn't quite as powerful as it once was, but dress is still a strong class indicator pretty much anywhere. But many people are insufficiently clued in to recognize the code.
post #55 of 104
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Originally Posted by SuitMyself View Post
About three years ago, I was at a restaurant for which I had a gift card. I ordered my meal and the waitress was really friendly with me (she was constantly touching my suit jacket sleeve, smiling, all friendly and such--I always wear a suit and tie). When it came time to pay the bill, I used my gift card and the balance left from the card was given to me as cash back. I basically left the entire cash amount as a tip (which was about $15 and my meal was about $45.)

So . . . a few months later, I was at this restaurant again and I ended up being served by the same waitress as before but only this time I was in a sweatshirt and khakis and not a suit and tie.

Well.

My waitress didn't even so much as remember me (but I kind of expected that because how can she possibly remember EVERYONE?) and her level of service was complete different. She wasn't friendly with me (but she wasn't rude, either); she just asked "What would you like?", took my order, plopped my food in front of me, walked off; plopped my drink in front of me without so much as a word being said and walked off. Never once did she come back to check on me and inquire how I was enjoying my meal (she did this the first time I was here several months earlier but she didn't this time.)

Well.

So . . . as for the tip, well, I thought, Oh, hell, what's the big deal. I still tipped her (I gave the balance on the card--$15 just like the last time) and when she saw how much I left, she was stopped dead in her tracks and was shocked as anything. She was literally speechless. It was at this moment that she realized what a complete ***** she was for providing the kind of service she did and I just got up and left.

So.

Some of you are probably wondering why I gave such a generous tip when the service certainly didn't warrant it. Hell, I really don't know why.

If you want to be treated like a million bucks, put on your fucking suit and tie when dining out. If, on the other hand, you want to be treated like a schmuck, then wear your shit-stained (*insert name of favourite sports team*) jersey and baseball cap worn backwards.


This happened 3 years ago and it just all of a sudden came to you?
post #56 of 104
Yes, you are generally treated better when you are dressed appropriately.
post #57 of 104
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
Yes, you are generally treated better when you are dressed appropriately.
Being dressed appropriately is the key word here, IMO. I had to make a quick stop at Lowe's about a half hour ago. Being dressed in a suit and tie didn't alleviate the poor service issues I encountered, not that that was what I was expecting.
post #58 of 104
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
Yes, you are generally treated better when you are dressed appropriately.

That could have been the opening and closing sentence of this dumb thread.

RSS is right...People treat you better when you're dressed with gravitas.
post #59 of 104
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
Yes, you are generally treated better when you are dressed appropriately.

Yes.
post #60 of 104
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