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Nov 9, 2008 02:29 PM

EMP Lunch dress code

My wife and I are dining at EMP for lunch during the holdiay period. She tells me that black jeans, a nice shirt, and a sport coat would be fine. I am thinking that dress slacks would be more appropriate. Is she right? I am not interested in dressing up--I just don't want to do underdressed.

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  1. Your wife is right. Jeans, dress shirt and sports jacket is fine for lunch as long as the jeans are nice.

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    1. re: KTinNYC

      Hi KTinNYC,

      I personally will be hesitant towear jeans to EMP even at lunch time. I had definitely seen people doing that in that past, but I felt they underdressed (sorry...). I think a suit pant or a dress will be more appropriate.

      As for sport coat, it depends of what kind. The nylon kind with a hoodie, a bit no. A dark Ralph Lauren sport jacket would be fine though.

      I tend to be as causal as possible when I dine out as well (note: I wear jeans to Gramercy Tavern all the time), but I usually dress up at least slightly for EMP.

      1. re: kobetobiko

        I take sport coat to mean sport coat. Something that looks like this

        You are entitled to feel that people wearing jeans to EMP for lunch are under dressed but I and many others do not.