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post #16 of 54
The only problem you seem to have is shoes. Get some boots to go with the jeans and fitted tshirt and you're set.
post #17 of 54
I think the purpose of a dress code in a high end club is the same as a dress code in a high end restaurant, meaning, if you want to create a classy, high-end environment, you don't want random people to dress down. I get annoyed when I see someone wearing a t-shirt and jeans at a nice restaurant and the same applies to a high end club.
post #18 of 54
Its all about social class. If you have some sort of common sense, you should dress accordingly. Honestly, I love to dress up with suits blazers with jean etc .. but I would not wear Brioni suit when I go grocery shopping. It's all about where you are going and your mood ..
post #19 of 54
I find dress codes pointless. There are just as many dicks in expensive suits as there are in jeans and sneakers. If you think you can filter people that way you're on the wrong track in my opinion. The only purpose of dress codes is to appeal to some sense of (often false) superiority in people. Society has enough contention and animosity without everyone being worried about how others dress. I'd rather spend the time thinking about my own style. Maybe once I reach perfection I'll have time to worry about others
post #20 of 54
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I think the purpose of a dress code in a high end club is the same as a dress code in a high end restaurant, meaning, if you want to create a classy, high-end environment, you don't want random people to dress down. I get annoyed when I see someone wearing a t-shirt and jeans at a nice restaurant and the same applies to a high end club.
It sounds like you hate it as much as I love doing it. BTW, what is a "high end" club? What constitutes "high end?"
post #21 of 54
the point of going out and clubbing is to let loose and leave society behind. if i'm out dancing and getting drunk, the last thing on my mind is 'social class.' the best clubs are those that not only have no dress code, but no security as well (other than a door man to check i.d.s). once inside you see people in t-shirts and jeans, and you see people wearing suits, but no one is being forced to dress one way or another.
post #22 of 54
I think excuslivity has more to do with the appeal of a club than the high end factor which for certain points may be of the same plane. For example Studio 54. And Danceteria.
post #23 of 54
High end and upscale clubs are more prevalent in Europe than in the US, but it's not uncommon to see some higher end clubs having at least a rudimentary dress code. Last time I was there, Hippodrome was packed with young people wearing fashionable suits and upscale wear. My defintion of high end means typically a relatively high cover or table charge and a wide assortment of high end liquors, wines, and champagnes/sparking wines. This is not the same as upscale which I define as requiring a certain level of dress, but the two are certainly not mutually exclusive. My take on this is that if I'm going to go to a higher end club (which I prefer) I would like to be in an environment where people are dressed appropriately. While I'm not associating the level of dress with the quality of the individual person, if I wanted to be around affulent people that are dressed poorly I can find plenty of them right here in Newport Beach. The "club" scene is notorious for people wearing as casual clothing as possible. If that's what you like, this is a great place, it's just not what I prefer. If you don't like clubs with dress codes, then don't go there.
post #24 of 54
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If you don't like clubs with dress codes, then don't go there.
Firstly, and quite simply, I don't. In fact, I avoid clubs of all natures in their entirety. Occasionally I'll go to the Air Conditioned Lounge, which is a funny / interesting place to hang out and meet funny / interesting people. To be honest I'm a little disappointed with your reasoning, but I'll disagree and leave it at that. I don't want to get into a battle of ideals here.
post #25 of 54
To clarify a little bit, I guess typically I have two reasons for going to a club/upscale bar. Typically I will go there with people I'm already acquainted with, and usually we will go to either a place I know of or were recommended to, with a cool atmosphere, nice selection of drinks, and aethetically pleasing clienteie. Typically my goals in going to such a place are to enjoy myself/ourselves in an environment that we enjoy, and for the most part, I find that is an upscale bar/club. Is that shallow? Probably, but we are going out for the purposes of enjoyment, not philosophical fulfillment. I enjoy going to upscale restaurants, bars, clubs, etc, not only because the quality of the food and drink is typiclally better but because I enjoy the environment, if I were simply concerned about the quality of the beverages/food I would likely stay home and cook/drink more.
post #26 of 54
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My defintion of high end means typically a relatively high cover or table charge and a wide assortment of high end liquors, wines, and champagnes/sparking wines.  This is not the same as upscale which I define as requiring a certain level of dress, but the two are certainly not mutually exclusive.
An "upscale" club, whatever that means, would never have a dress code. No celebrity or anyone else of high status would ever go someplace that tells them how to dress. Plus, the only people that high covers and drink prices attract are yuppie I-bankers and the like. I don't know about you guys but I'm with LAGuy and BrianSD... partying with these people is NOT COOL. Plus in these dress code places, guys just usually throw on a suit jacket over jeans. Which dosen't work. 90% of suit jackets don't work as sport coats, but that's an entirely different thread altogether. P.S. Did anyone read the GQ article on the American Jackass last month. The bickering on this thread reminds me of that.
post #27 of 54
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If the club has a dress code, don't go. Wear whatever you wnat to a club, don't be a try-hard and get "dressed up." You'll end up looking lame.  Have fun, and good luck with the ladies.
So would a black blazer with a t-shirt or dress shirt and jeans be too much for a trendy New York or LA nightspot?
post #28 of 54
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I'd also avoid the chunky Kenneth Cole shoes, striped button-down, dark jeans look, as it is kinda a dime a dozen.  
That's the official meathead uniform. A friend and I were sitting on a bench in Tribeca and we saw numerous packs of 6-10 guys, ALL wearing jeans with vertically striped shirts. However, the worst look ever is Upper East Side/Greenwich, CT types wearing trendy Diesel/Seven/Paper jeans with black dress shoes that should be worn with expensive suits.
post #29 of 54
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That's the official meathead uniform. A friend and I were sitting on a bench in Tribeca and we saw numerous packs of 6-10 guys, ALL wearing jeans with vertically striped shirts. However, the worst look ever is Upper East Side/Greenwich, CT types wearing trendy Diesel/Seven/Paper jeans with black dress shoes that should be worn with expensive suits.
Hahahahahahaha. Yes, I forgot that there were variations on the uniform. One for the meatheads, and one for the wannabe metrosexual (how sad is that?) There are probably more. As for an "upscale" club, I'll tell you what - if they are really upscale, they don't need to enforce a dress code. The clientele are attracted to it by atmosphere and reputation. Most of the truly, (i.e. not self proclaimed), upscale clubs I've been in fact want to have a mix of clientele, from hipsters to glam-Euro types, to yuppies and proto-yuppies (hey, someone's gotta buy the really expensive drinks, right?) Often, it's is the true eccentrics (there is a regular at one particular L.A. club who dresses as if it were the turn of the last century) who give the club flavor.
post #30 of 54
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the best clubs are those that not only have no dress code, but no security as well (other than a door man to check i.d.s). once inside you see people in t-shirts and jeans, and you see people wearing suits, but no one is being forced to dress one way or another.
Hear, hear. Matador, I'm interested in what clubs in L.A. you particularly like.
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