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Sports coat for Edinburgh and environs

escondido123 May 7, 2014 03:26 PM

Two male friends are traveling to Ediburgh, Isle of Skye and then driving around a lot looking at castles and such. They are not foodies and won't be spending big bucks on food. Knowing that, will they be fine without a sports jacket in the evening or will restaurants expect a little formality?

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  1. PhilD RE: escondido123 May 7, 2014 03:33 PM

    They will be fine.

    1. zuriga1 RE: escondido123 May 7, 2014 11:15 PM

      What's a sports jacket? Just kidding. I'm amazed these days how even the most high end of restaurants have diners wearing clothes that are very casual.

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        escondido123 RE: escondido123 May 8, 2014 09:02 AM

        Thanks. I will tell them they'll be fine without.

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          AWaiting RE: escondido123 May 9, 2014 05:09 AM

          In Scotland? They'll be expected to wear great big duffel coats to fend off the cold and save on heating costs :-)

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            Harters RE: escondido123 May 11, 2014 03:22 AM

            The only place I know of in Scotland which is so anachronistic as to require jackets is Inverlochy Castle at Fort William. Unbelievably, they also require tie.

            I choose not to eat at the very small number of places in the UK that still require jackets. Never felt it detracted from my enjoyment of our food. In this, America seems much more attached to this unnecessary formality than we are.

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