French Laundry Dress Code, Men?
I've done some research, but I'm asking for clarification. My party is having Sunday Brunch/ Lunch, typically a more causal affair.
I know a jacket is required for men. But to me "jacket required" just means a" Jacket". Does that mean a suit? Or can a suit jacket with a dress shirt be worn with jeans?
Again, this is Sunday Lunch, not Friday evening. Typically there are differences in dressing between the two. I'm not going to wear a cocktail dress for Sunday brunch, so I wouldn't expect my partner to wear a suit. (I will wear a dress, I like dresses! But again, Sunday v Friday).
No issues wearing a suit, but a suit for Sunday seems? Any *specific* experience in dressing for Sunday lunch for gentlemen?
Many thanks in advance!
We had a wonderful lunch and DH wore a sports jacket with Chinos...no jeans.
Saw no one in jeans.
Have fun and report back!
Jacket means sports coat, suit jacket, similar. A jacket you can eat dinner in, not the overcoat you arrive in.
Don't do jeans, really don't do shorts, everything else presentable is fine.
French Laundry is known to make a fuss.
Sorry I don't have specific Sunday Brunch recommendations, but I would suspect TFL is just the same all the time.
TFL is a big deal whether for lunch or dinner, Friday or Sunday. He should not wear jeans--nice slacks and a sports coat or blazer--anything else and he will feel under dressed.
My wife and I had lunch there yesterday and I wore a suit with no tie and did not feel overdressed. One of the men at the 4-top behind us was wearing dark jeans with a dark blue blazer and did not look underdressed. So no they wont turn you away with jeans, but I wouldn't feel comfortable in faded and/or tattered jeans.
In the South we'd call this dress code "country club business meeting" wear. That means a blazer/sports coat, dress shirt, wool slacks, leather shoes, no tie.