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Posted By: 2diffs

  • journo wrote:
    • 2diffs wrote:
      Whilst many expats espouse the tee shirt, multi coloured footballer shorts and flip flop for universal Cyprus evening wear, this can look out of place, discourteous and cringe making at better class restaurants or gatherings.

    Most Cypriots would say that is totally out of order in any restaurant (not just 'better class'). Ever. Under any circumstances.
    :shock: Maybe marginally ok for a bog-standard low-class English-style pub, not for anywhere else.

Sorry I don't agree, too often many Cypriots you are evidencing do not now maintain a proper dress code either, maybe not the soccer shorts but jogging pants and trainers are as bad.



Posted By: journo

  • 2diffs wrote:
    Whilst many expats espouse the tee shirt, multi coloured footballer shorts and flip flop for universal Cyprus evening wear, this can look out of place, discourteous and cringe making at better class restaurants or gatherings.

Most Cypriots would say that is totally out of order in any restaurant (not just 'better class'). Ever. Under any circumstances.
:shock: Maybe marginally ok for a bog-standard low-class English-style pub, not for anywhere else.

Posted By: geoffreys

  • 2diffs wrote:
    Whilst browsing another forum today I came across this guide to wearing formal clothes for a black tie/ tux/ dinner jacket event.
    Whilst many expats espouse the tee shirt, multi coloured footballer shorts and flip flop for universal Cyprus evening wear, this can look out of place, discourteous and cringe making at better class restaurants or gatherings.
    I do not suggest that we should all dress up formally to go out to dinner or a next door party but there are occasions when a little more style and elegance is desirable.
    The guide makes interesting reading.
    http://www.blacktieguide.com/Introduction/Intro_Instructions.htm#terminology

Back in the early 1970s when I was working in the Gulf States we had a rather nice outfit for the gents called Gulf Rig, this was before widespread aircons.
It was dinner suit, without the jacket and without the bow tie.
Geoff

Posted By: devil

  • 2diffs wrote:
    Whilst browsing another forum today I came across this guide to wearing formal clothes for a black tie/ tux/ dinner jacket event.
    Whilst many expats espouse the tee shirt, multi coloured footballer shorts and flip flop for universal Cyprus evening wear, this can look out of place, discourteous and cringe making at better class restaurants or gatherings.
    I do not suggest that we should all dress up formally to go out to dinner or a next door party but there are occasions when a little more style and elegance is desirable.
    The guide makes interesting reading.
    http://www.blacktieguide.com/Introduction/Intro_Instructions.htm#terminology

Absolutely. I NEVER enter a restaurant or bar without long trousers and a shirt. The minimum for a medium class restaurant for evening wear are a decent pair of flannels, an Oxford shirt and a navy blue blazer, with proper socks and shoes. I'll keep the flannels and perhaps a slightly less formal shirt for a taverna or similar.

Posted By: 2diffs

Whilst browsing another forum today I came across this guide to wearing formal clothes for a black tie/ tux/ dinner jacket event. Whilst many expats espouse the tee shirt, multi coloured footballer shorts and flip flop for universal Cyprus evening wear, this can look out of place, discourteous and cringe making at better class restaurants or gatherings. I do not suggest that we should all dress up formally to go out to dinner or a next door party but there are occasions when a little more style and elegance is desirable. The guide makes interesting reading. http://www.blacktieguide.com/Introduction/Intro_Instructions.htm#terminology


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