Originally Posted by constant struggle
you require someone to wear a cardigan or jacket in your house? thats ridiculous
No, no, no. The cardigan is for me. I only offer it to other people if they have neglected to wear a jacket. I like people to be comfortable when they come to my home for dinner so if someone doesn't have a jacket, I offer them something to wear. Otherwise, they might feel embarrassed. Personally, I think it is a very warm touch and no one has ever acted offended.
Originally Posted by UTVol085
That does seem a bit ridiculous, making someone take their jackets off or wear sweaters to "feel at ease." Maybe they'd be at ease if you just didnt think about it...unless you're home is a large estate that would be concurrent with the dress code requirements.
The reason I suggested everyone to "feel free to take off their jackets" is so the person who didn't have one and couldn't fit into the cardigan wouldn't feel uncomfortable and left out. If he could have fit into the cardigan I wouldn't have had to do this.
It is an act of kindness and hospitality.
Much like when someone knocks over a glass of red wine, and before they can apologize, you do the same with your glass and say "Ha, ha! This is such a shaky table, don't worry about it; it happens all the time." This is just good manners and about making people feel welcome.
Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC
What a bunch of pricks. Never invite me to your houses.
Well, I wanted to see that Jil Sander suit in person, but if you won't wear it, what's the point?