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Dinner at Per Se - Suit or Blazer?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by windrunner, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. windrunner

    windrunner Well-Known Member

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    Dinner date at Per Se this week... Suit or Blazer?

    Was thinking either blue suit or navy blazer, gray slacks, white linen pocket square, G&G black monks. Tie or no tie?

    Thanks gents,

    Windrunner
     
  2. JayJay

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    Suit and definitely a tie. Enjoy!
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Dinner Per Se would be quite the occasion for me, so I'd probably take the opportunity to wear suit. But that's just me.
     
  4. Bill Smith

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    Depends where. Personally I would go with the blazer a nice dress shirt, dark rinse jeans and brown loafers if it's a dinner date with someone special, a suit and tie would be overkill.

    The only time I would go out to eat with full suit and tie would be for business and even then it would be for closing a deal, I would go more casual if it's after a sports event.
     
  5. kwilkinson

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    So jealous right now. I hope you have a great meal!
     
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    Being that it's operated by Californians I can't imagine they would frown on a blazer. But I agree with mafoofan that it would be a good opportunity to wear a suit.
     
  7. NakedYoga

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    You should try Dorsia instead. I hear, though, that it's pretty difficult to get a reservation.
     
  8. Spatlese

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    Skip the dinner, save your money, and buy another suit instead (j/k...don a suit and have a great time)
     
  9. Connemara

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    You should try Dorsia instead. I hear, though, that it's pretty difficult to get a reservation.
    No one on SF has ever made this joke before.
     
  10. JayJay

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    Skip the dinner, save your money, and buy another suit instead (j/k...don a suit and have a great time)
    Not an idea to be taken lightly. Dinner for two will be as expensive as a good suit on discount.
     
  12. cchen

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    +1 for suit, though they won't frown upon a blazer
     
  13. Spatlese

    Spatlese Well-Known Member

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    Not an idea to be taken lightly. Dinner for two will be as expensive as a good suit on discount.

    I know....what is the tasting up to now, $230 pp? I would still go though. In a suit.
     
  14. PartagasIV

    PartagasIV Well-Known Member

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    I had dinner at Le Bernardin last Friday, and wore a suit/tie--seemed to be the overwhelming choice with the men in the room.
     
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    I had dinner at Le Bernardin last Friday, and wore a suit/tie--seemed to be the overwhelming choice with the men in the room.

    Le Bernadin and Per Se are not on the same level, although they're obviously both in the far upper echelons of fine dining.
     
  17. NakedYoga

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    No one on SF has ever made this joke before.

    Good, I'm glad I could be the first! I know I've never heard the same joke twice! Who would have expected someone to have seen American Psycho before?

    [​IMG]
     
  18. cchen

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    Le Bernadin and Per Se are not on the same level, although they're obviously both in the far upper echelons of fine dining.

    Uhh... yes they are.
     
  19. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    I would wear a blazer and tie.

    in my Pre-style forum days i was invited to attend a trip to vegas with the crew from the auto racing team i was working with.

    One of the investors in the whole mess was a guy who was a serious steak lover, so we went to Charlie Palmer's in the four seasons.....in t-shirts, jeans, and me in a pair of work boots.

    I think we offended everyone's sensibility quite thoroughly, the owner's best friend's Uncle was a chef there at the time, and declined to come out and say hello to us.

    I dont think the manager minded much though, everyone at the table ordered ordered lobster and double orders of Kobe steak, and the best part. The waiter graciously asked us if we would like to know what the market price was for the steaks we were ordering (none of us had any idea the price of kobe) and my friend Adam looked at him and say...."nah, we're not worried about it".

    Later on, after they sent us round after round of appetizers on the house, we found out the steaks we ordered were $200/ea and the bill for 6 people totaled $1600.
     
  20. JayJay

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    I know....what is the tasting up to now, $230 pp? I would still go though. In a suit.
    When white truffels are in season the tasting menu can be over $300, $365.00 iirc. Adding Wine along with before and after dinner drinks make for an eye-popping bill.
     

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