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Aug 29, 2010 05:39 AM

attire at La Grande Cascade

We have reservations for Hubby's 50th birthday at La Grande Cascade in September. Will he be OK with a black leather jacket cut blazer style or does he need a real jacket (and tie?)? We are doing dinner.


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  1. He'll be fine. Assuming he wears pants with his leather jacket. If not, he'll also be fine. If he's Mick Jagger.

    Quite frankly, if they don't like his jacket, let them provide one. Those guys are here to please you, not the other way around.

    I hadn't written that for a long time.

    4 Replies
    1. re: souphie

      Since it is a tailored jacket, and not like the one wron by the late Dennis Hopper, he'll be fine.

      1. re: souphie

        The point of wearing a jacket and tie in a traditional, elegant setting such as La Grande Cascade has nothing to do with pleasing the restaurant. It is part of the traditional courtesy and respect which one shows toward fellow diners and is a measure of self-respect. When we dined at La Grande Cascade last July, most of the men were wearing ties, because they wanted to, not because they had to.

        1. re: beaulieu

          My husband has no problem wearing a tie with his jacket. All I wanted to know was should we pack a separate jacket which he will only wear once or could the leather blazer do double duty. Having access to a whole wardrobe at home is different than choosing what to pack when you can only bring one suitcase each for 17 days.

          Thanks everyone for your thoughts,

          1. re: parisjo

            I agree. A jacket, particularly at this time of year, is a must. I would not worry that your husband's multi-purpose jacket will be seen as inappropriate. Sure, there will be other styles of jacket in the room, but I would not find his choice bizarre.

      2. Soup probably nailed it. If the house doesn't like your husband's well intended jacket, let them provide an alternative. After all, your guy is the birthday boy. And I'd make sure that the house is aware of it.

        I would add that women have it easy. We wear something moderately dressy that makes us feel good and we look good. For our partners, it's a crap shoot. They try to dress up and then find that they are the only ones with a tie; go without a jacket and they're surrounded by suits.