Yes... anothe dress code question
Hello, I am not new to reading CH but I am new to posting.
Please bear with my, as I know my general question has been beaten, close to death, if not all the way to it, numerous times before. Still, I want to ask it precisely as it is important to me that I treat my experince in New orleans appropriately when we visit in March.
I will be leaving my suits at home for this vacation, but always travel with a sport coat or two. I need to know what the specific conventional wisdom expectation is at a few places in this regard. Please note I am making a distinction between wearing a suit and a just a sport coat - they are not the same, thus my questions.
Will I be uncomfortably innappropriately dressed wearing a linen sport coat, Oxford button down shirt (without tie), and well kept khakis to a weekday lunch at Commander's Palace? I'll be strolling around the garden district that day, and a linen sport coat poses no problem for me, but I am not wearing a suit to lunch on vacation. Put plainly, will a light linen sport coat cut it?
Also, at August for dinner, again tieless, will slacks and a more casual plaid spport coat pass muster?
Yes. You will be fine on both counts.
On vacation I'll typically bring one suit but I'll also use the suit jacket as a sports coat. So just in case you do get the reservation you'll be prepared. Otherwise I'll just rock the suit coat w/ jeans, a sweater and my super shiny loafers;]
Folks, it seems like this question has been answered and much of what's getting posted is pretty far afield from specific comments on specific restuarants and their dress codes, so we're going to lock this thread now.