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Fast food with style?

nordicstyle

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Am I the only one who thinks it looks a bit odd whenever I see a well-dressed person going into a fast food shop and order a burger or a hot dog? For some reason I maybe expect "classy" people to also eat classy. What are your opinions on this? Would you risk spilling mustard on your bespoke suit?
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Do you eat fast food, or is your diet as organized as your wardrobe?

I guess the final question is, does a gentleman ever eat fast food?
 

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I fully appreciate fine dining with a nice bottle of wine. But sometimes, a "dirty water dog" just hits the spot. A gentleman appreciates all types of food and does so with style (no mustard on the tie).

Twotone
 

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It is funny you bring that up. I eat fast food all the time but I do feel wierd when I walk in. I dont see anything wrong with the food, I love a #2 at McDonalds but the environment makes me feel out of place. People notice too and look me up and down.
 

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fast food chains in certain countries, such as china and india, are considered aspirational luxury...

that said, i line up every workday at the subway store across my office buildingn for lunch.
 

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I see it all the time here in Charlotte. Not a big deal to me.
 

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Yes, a gentleman does eat fast food. I generally do not (not that I claim to be gentleman) for reasons of health and not for reasons of sartorial deportment. In the U.S., men used to attend sporting events in suits and ties and eat popcorn, peanuts, and hot dogs while nicely dressed. These events and food choices need not be seen as beneath a gentleman and, to suspect they are is ungentlemanly.
 

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Originally Posted by Twotone
I fully appreciate fine dining with a nice bottle of wine. But sometimes, a "dirty water dog" just hits the spot. A gentleman appreciates all types of food and does so with style (no mustard on the tie).

Twotone


+1. when drunk, +100.
 

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Originally Posted by emmanuel
It is funny you bring that up. I eat fast food all the time but I do feel wierd when I walk in. I dont see anything wrong with the food, I love a #2 at McDonalds but the environment makes me feel out of place. People notice too and look me up and down.

Same thing happens to me. A week ago I hopped into the McDonalds a block over to grab some snack wraps and a diet coke and I definitely got "looks". I don't care because that chipotle BBQ sauce tastes effing amazing.
 

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Interesting, I eat at Mcdonalds a lot, and yes I feel out of place when wearing a suit.

I always tell the employees there that I am a high ranking McDonalds exec and that they should give me a free Mcflurry if they know what's good for them.
 

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Originally Posted by CharlesAlexander
I always tell the workers that I am a McDonalds exec and that they should give me a free Mcflurry if they wanna keep their jobs.

Always wanted to do that. Go somewhere and start ordering people around that you are not the boss of. With the right attire and confidence it should work! If only I had the time to play my games
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Originally Posted by Twotone
I fully appreciate fine dining with a nice bottle of wine. But sometimes, a "dirty water dog" just hits the spot. A gentleman appreciates all types of food and does so with style (no mustard on the tie).

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Originally Posted by emmanuel
It is funny you bring that up. I eat fast food all the time but I do feel wierd when I walk in. I dont see anything wrong with the food, I love a #2 at McDonalds but the environment makes me feel out of place. People notice too and look me up and down.

That's exactly what I was thinking about. I don't mind eating at fast food places, but if I'm dressed nicely I sometimes do feel rather "out of place".

Originally Posted by vitaminc
[...]that said, i line up every workday at the subway store across my office buildingn for lunch.

I don't consider Subway in the category of food establishments I was referring to, so maybe "junk food" would be a better phrase than "fast food" in this case (i.e. typically pizzas, burgers, kebabs, hot dogs, fries).
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
When I served on a jury not long ago, the other jurors tried to make me the foreman because I was the only person in coat and tie.

the clerk refused to validate my parking ticket because she thought i was a lawyer...
 

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