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Jun 11, 2007 03:37 PM

Can I wear jeans to Providence?

My SO is taking me to Providence tonight for my birthday -- can we wear (nice) jeans and dressy tops? Is a dress too fancy?

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  1. A dress is not too fancy. Jeans would probably be okay if the top was nice enough and the jeans were clean and crisp and all that.

      1. I disagree with the Frank and estone888. I think Providence is about as fancy as it gets in LA (an admittedly low standard), but I think you may feel under-dressed in blue jeans. A dress is definitely not too fancy.

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        1. re: David Kahn

          might feel under-dressed if it was later in the week, but on a monday night it shouldn't be an issue.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            I guess. I usually wear a suit, and wouldn't think of stepping into Providence in anything less than a sport coat, tie and slacks. I think the Missus has generally worn a pants suit or a dress. I recognize, however, that I may be out of sync with the Los Angeles zeitgeist on this issue (among others).

            1. re: David Kahn

              I would say almost certainly -- people wear jeans everywhere in this city. And I'm not going to get into the inevitable discussion that will get moved to the NAF board (again) about whether this country is going you-know-where in a handbasket because of its sartorial laxness.

        2. Thanks for all the comments & suggestions! Since I never really have to dress up I think I might...especially since it is my birthday, I just didn't want to be overdressed since most nice restaurants in LA are pretty casual, but it doesn't seem like I would be :-)

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          1. re: Obessed

            I've worn jeans about half the times I've been there and never felt out of place. Having said that, it's always nice to have an excuse to dress up and seeing as it's your birthday you may as well go for it. Happy Birthday!

          2. designer jeans, fashionably ripped in tokyo, should be ok. lol i met cimarusti and had the super omakase there wearing a plain blue t-shirt and jeans if i remember correctly. all good.