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what to wear in las vegas

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by matadorpoeta, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    Depends on who you are with/where you plan on hanging out. One of the reasons I love going to Vegas is that I can dress as snazzy as I like without feeling awkward. I usually stay at a nicer hotel and go to the nicer clubs (working in the entertainment industry has its perks in helping avoid lines [​IMG]) which have dress codes and do not usually let 'frat guys' in the door.....If you go with guys to party and stay at Hooters then dressing up may seem weird.......If it is a walk from hotel to hotel playing $2 blackjack and getting shitfaced trip then shorts/flip-flops is the norm I suppose.........although I would usually avoid these types of trips.

    what's a good hotel there? i was told the bellagio was nice, but the people there were dressed like the tourists at venice beach. i didn't have a chance to visit the nightclubs (again, i blame my friends) but i assume the crowd would be better dressed.
     
  2. Stax

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    what's a good hotel there? i was told the bellagio was nice, but the people there were dressed like the tourists at venice beach. i didn't have a chance to visit the nightclubs (again, i blame my friends) but i assume the crowd would be better dressed.
    you want "THE hotel" at Mandalay Bay, which is a more upscale hotel at the Mandalay Bay complex. http://www.thehotelatmandalaybay.com/
     
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say a condom.
     
  4. topbroker

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    and... nothing. i just didn't know they were allowed in casinos. since when is drinking and gambling family entertainment?

    Children are not allowed in casinos, even in Las Vegas. It is illegal. It's just that some establishments (Bellagio, not going for the family crowd anyway) police this, and others (Excalibur) do not.

    I lived in Vegas for six months in 2000, accounting for my semi-expertise. It is a decidedly odd place.
     
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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...

    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.


    During my time in Las Vegas, I found that the best casino for people-watching and attempts at stylish (if trendy) dress was the Hard Rock, about a mile off the strip. A lot of celebrities hang out there, unsurprisingly. Dennis Rodman's birthday party was going on one night while I was there. [​IMG]

    The Hard Rock is also the most Euro-elegant of the casinos, small and sharp compared to, say, the caverns at the MGM Grand. The hotel is pleasing, too, with a Miami Beach-ian curvature.

    Bellagio and Mandalay Bay are nice, the Venetian is decidedly faux, and I haven't seen the casinos that have opened in the past few years (such as Wynn Las Vegas, which replaced the last true Rat Pack-era casino, the Desert Inn). But the Hard Rock would be my first choice as a place to have a good time in Las Vegas.
     
  6. pkincy

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    I was in Vegas also last week. We stayed at the Wynn and dressed every day for my business meetings and every evening for dinner.

    Many of the patrons were dressed well. And in fact only a few looked like they had walked in from outside, probably because it is at the end of the current strip.

    We did walk over to the shops in the Venetian one evening and immediately left....it looked like a zoo. Was crowded and was full of tourists from "wherever".

    So you need to be careful where you stay.

    Perry
     
  7. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    I've never been to Vegas and now I know why. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  8. acidboy

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    imo, vegas is vegas. people of all demographics, economic standing, ethincity, creed, persuasion, beliefs (well except perhaps moslems), age and whatever flock there. businesses there were established to cater to all these needs. different people have different standards, and as long as people dont p*ss me off they're alright. everyone goes to vegas to have fun, even the ones in "wal-mart gear".
     
  9. Englandmj7

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    That depends how you look at it. Children of any age can walk through casinos, and whilst they may not be hanging out, a slow trot through the tables is enough to make their presence widely known. Even if there is a law NO casinos enforce it as people usually have to cross the floor to get to their rooms. matadorpoeta - I agree with pkincy that the Wynn is an excellent hotel with a much more mature demographic and a more mature price as well! Not to mention their pool is a European/topless pool. My boss played water polo with two topless Swiss models last time he stayed there [​IMG] Unfortunately it is not directly on the strip but a 5-minute cab ride can fix that. The Bellagio and the Venetian are ok, but I really like Caesar's as it is so enormous and has several good restaurants/clubs. As far as going out goes, just don't get caught in traps like Body English @ the Hard Rock or the two clubs at the Palms unless you know someone and can avoid the lines which otherwise you may find yourself waiting in for up to 3 hours (if you are stupid enough to do so of course [​IMG]). And for the reasons you complained of before absolutely DO NOT stay at Hard Rock or Palms unless you are solely going there for the night to pick up a lovely lass (most beautiful girls are at these two hotels/their clubs), but alas, with them brings thousands of guys in bootcut jeans, untucked stipey shirts, gelled hair, Doc Martens, and pukka shell necklaces. I assume this is not your crowd.
     
  10. matadorpoeta

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    As far as going out goes, just don't get caught in traps like Body English @ the Hard Rock or the two clubs at the Palms unless you know someone and can avoid the lines which otherwise you may find yourself waiting in for up to 3 hours (if you are stupid enough to do so of course [​IMG]). And for the reasons you complained of before absolutely DO NOT stay at Hard Rock or Palms unless you are solely going there for the night to pick up a lovely lass (most beautiful girls are at these two hotels/their clubs), but alas, with them brings thousands of guys in bootcut jeans, untucked stipey shirts, gelled hair, Doc Martens, and pukka shell necklaces. I assume this is not your crowd.


    if only i had known about this earlier, i would have spent all my time at the wynn pool, the palms, and the hard rock![​IMG]

    but alas, i'm now going in another direction (see "christian websites" thread.)
     
  11. LabelKing

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    I've stayed at the old Maxim Hotel, which had a claim to fame for the site of where Tupac was shot, and it was decidely decrepit with a dusty, tacky wedding chapel that you imagine would have had polyster clad lounge lizards.

    The casino was closed, and all the gambling equipment was torn out. Everything was mutely dark, and musty with a few of those 1970s ice machines scattered about, and a moribund pool on the roof.

    The hotel used to be popular because of its attention of personal service. However, Las Vegas has a distinctly odd feeling of surreal loneliness after a few days-like a Robert Frank photograph waiting to happen.
     
  12. drizzt3117

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    you want "THE hotel" at Mandalay Bay, which is a more upscale hotel at the Mandalay Bay complex. http://www.thehotelatmandalaybay.com/

    TheHOTEL is actually my favorite place to stay in Vegas. Each room is very well set up for business and quite stylish, if a little bit MTV cribsish... They have a very nice spa there.
     
  13. drizzt3117

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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say a condom.

    better double bag it, don't know where that b*tch has been...

    1 pt for IDing the quote btw...
     
  14. drizzt3117

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    That depends how you look at it. Children of any age can walk through casinos, and whilst they may not be hanging out, a slow trot through the tables is enough to make their presence widely known. Even if there is a law NO casinos enforce it as people usually have to cross the floor to get to their rooms.

    matadorpoeta -

    I agree with pkincy that the Wynn is an excellent hotel with a much more mature demographic and a more mature price as well! Not to mention their pool is a European/topless pool. My boss played water polo with two topless Swiss models last time he stayed there [​IMG] Unfortunately it is not directly on the strip but a 5-minute cab ride can fix that. The Bellagio and the Venetian are ok, but I really like Caesar's as it is so enormous and has several good restaurants/clubs.

    As far as going out goes, just don't get caught in traps like Body English @ the Hard Rock or the two clubs at the Palms unless you know someone and can avoid the lines which otherwise you may find yourself waiting in for up to 3 hours (if you are stupid enough to do so of course [​IMG]). And for the reasons you complained of before absolutely DO NOT stay at Hard Rock or Palms unless you are solely going there for the night to pick up a lovely lass (most beautiful girls are at these two hotels/their clubs), but alas, with them brings thousands of guys in bootcut jeans, untucked stipey shirts, gelled hair, Doc Martens, and pukka shell necklaces. I assume this is not your crowd.


    The Wynn is on Las Vegas Blvd, although it is a ways down. Steve Wynn built that hill infront of the hotel to "protect" the guests from Vegas proper, which is funny because Steve Wynn was one of the principal architects of "Vegas Proper"
     
  15. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    As far as going out goes, just don't get caught in traps like Body English @ the Hard Rock or the two clubs at the Palms unless you know someone and can avoid the lines which otherwise you may find yourself waiting in for up to 3 hours (if you are stupid enough to do so of course [​IMG]). And for the reasons you complained of before absolutely DO NOT stay at Hard Rock or Palms unless you are solely going there for the night to pick up a lovely lass (most beautiful girls are at these two hotels/their clubs), but alas, with them brings thousands of guys in bootcut jeans, untucked stipey shirts, gelled hair, Doc Martens, and pukka shell necklaces. I assume this is not your crowd.

    I'm not sure he'll find a wholesome big-hearted virgin at either of those hotels.
     
  16. acidboy

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    I'm not sure he'll find a wholesome big-hearted virgin at either of those hotels.

    .. make sure they're christians too! [​IMG]
     

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