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what to wear in las vegas

matadorpoeta

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what type of clothing do you wear in las vegas?

i was there last week with 4 friends for a birthday celebration. i wore a finamore dress shirt, borrelli slacks, and brown harris shoes. when my friends picked me up, they all had on shorts and sandals, except for one who wore a t-shirt, trendy jeans, and trendy sneakers. (to think i was actually debating whether or not to wear a suit, but it was over 100 degrees).

when we got there, i had my list of restaurants from the "where to eat in vegas" thread, but my friends insisted on eating at the buffets. everyone else i saw there was in a the most casual attire you can imagine, and there were children running around. it felt like disneyland.

is this a typical vegas experience?
 

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Pretty much. If you frequent the buffets and other places where families are likely to stay/eat, that's what you'll find. There are, of course, nicer restaurants where more exacting standards are enforced.
 

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I did the same as you when I went. But I hit the nice restaurants. Vegas is an exception to alot of rules. The slob in the frumpy attire may have just walked with all the chips.

Next time call me, that way there will be at least two people in Vegas who care to look the part
 

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Over the last 10-15 years, Vegas has really gone down hill as far as the way people dress. I've seen better dressed people in Walmart.

Last December I was in the Venetian with my wife and was making dinner reservations at some pricey Italian restaurant. I asked the hostess if a jacket was required and she kind of chuckled. She said that why they "prefer" jackets, if they were to enforce that dress code, nobody would eat there.

Years ago, in the evening, it was not uncommon to see half the blackjack tables filled with gentlemen in ties and ladies in evening gowns. You sure won't see that today.

Vegas today, while it can still be fun, is a dump.
 

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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
Just curious--what do wholesome, big-hearted virgins wear in Vegas?

police uniforms
 

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Well this goes back about fifteen years but I went to see a floor show there. I was wearing a sport coat with slacks and I was way overdressed.
 

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Generally Vegas is pretty casual, but the nicer restaurants have people dressed up quite well, at least as well as people at nicer restaurants in other cities.
 

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Originally Posted by Mark_Y

Years ago, in the evening, it was not uncommon to see half the blackjack tables filled with gentlemen in ties and ladies in evening gowns. You sure won't see that today.


That was over thirty years ago, think Casino.
 

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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
what type of clothing do you wear in las vegas?

i was there last week with 4 friends for a birthday celebration. i wore a finamore dress shirt, borrelli slacks, and brown harris shoes. when my friends picked me up, they all had on shorts and sandals, except for one who wore a t-shirt, trendy jeans, and trendy sneakers. (to think i was actually debating whether or not to wear a suit, but it was over 100 degrees).

when we got there, i had my list of restaurants from the "where to eat in vegas" thread, but my friends insisted on eating at the buffets. everyone else i saw there was in a the most casual attire you can imagine, and there were children running around. it felt like disneyland.

is this a typical vegas experience?


That's about it, unless you go to the finer restaurants. And even there, they will not enforce a dress code the way they might in N.Y, or Chicago.

It's Vegas after all!
 

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Originally Posted by Tomasso
That was over thirty years ago, think Casino.

I would say that was back in the days of the rat pack... heh
 

matadorpoeta

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i meant there were children running around in the casinos.
 

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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
my friends picked me up, they all had on shorts and sandals, my friends insisted on eating at the buffets.

You may want to look into acquiring a new group of friends
 

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