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Yet another L 'Astrance question: do men really need jackets and...

middleagedfoodie Feb 25, 2013 11:57 PM

is the experience worth packing one?

  1. Parnassien Feb 26, 2013 12:59 PM

    A jacket is such a part of the hip and/or trendy Parisien uniform that it will be useful for all sorts of occasions, not just l'Astrance.

    And let me share my mother's advice: "Pack light, buy heavy". After all, Paris is a fashion capital for men as well as women.

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    1. re: Parnassien
      John Talbott Feb 26, 2013 01:08 PM

      "Pack light, buy heavy".
      I like that. Sounds like my wonderful wife.

      1. re: John Talbott
        fishskis Feb 26, 2013 04:55 PM

        "Pack light, buy heavy". Great line; thanks. I'm still working on the first part.

        Yes, wear a jacket. Do you "have to" at L'Astrance? For lunch, no; for dinner, you really should.

    2. Delucacheesemonger Feb 26, 2013 05:21 AM

      When there did not wear a sport coat, would say 1/3 was without, would wear one if l went again. You just feel and look better.

      1. g
        Greg in Chicago Feb 26, 2013 05:17 AM

        Agree with Maximilien. Bring a navy blazer, you'll feel more comfortable, and concerns about being underdressed will disappear.

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        1. re: Greg in Chicago
          John Talbott Feb 26, 2013 11:05 AM

          Agree with Max (how are you BTW?) and Greg.
          You must have a light-weight unstructured blue jacket that the unknowing would take for haute gamme. And with a black tee-shirt and 3-day beard, clutching a bundle that could be your Cesar, they'll take you for paparazzi-material.

          1. re: John Talbott
            Maximilien Feb 26, 2013 11:24 AM

            The "how are you?" is intended for me or Greg ?

        2. m
          Maximilien Feb 26, 2013 03:27 AM

          In my opinion, always pack a jacket, especially when going to a 3 star restaurant.

          Don't know about the the Astrance specific.

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