Originally Posted by terminat
Okay, I know that many upmarket nightclubs require you to wear smart casual clothing etc. but what about your average, slightly run-down nightclub? Would it be acceptable to wear designer jeans with tennis shoes, with a white t-shirt and a casual jacket? (Remembering that this nightclub in particular is not at all upmarket, and is often used by students) I just don't want to turn up and get turned away by bouncers lol. What's your guys experience been on this? Thanks
Just don't wear white tennis shoes and I think you'd be fine with this outfit.
The only other thing to bear in mind with the white t-shirt is that a lot of nightclubs have blacklights and with a white t-shirt you might walk around glowing like an alien
A lot of dealing with bouncers has to do with attitude. If you walk up with the expectation that you could get turned away, it's more likely to happen. If you adopt the attitude that you belong in the club and that the bouncers are to keep other people away, you stand a much better chance.
I have had ropes lifted, waved past lines, and let into VIP numerous times just by going with the right mind-set. It really didn't matter too much what I've been wearing. And like Nonk, there have been times where I was dressed completely inappropriately for the club I was in - yet if you carry it right, it doesn't matter.