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I'm white and wear hats and athletic shoes all the time. I've been told to take my hat off due to a dress code.  Everybody wears these basic accessories. The place is upscale so everyone should aim to dress accordingly. 

 

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I’m gonna join BullDurhamer. That sucks. Much rather have a Carolina Ale House or Hooters up there. (Not literally... but a more casual place)

 

But I also think that they have a good business model and people will pay a premium for the views so and they will probably get out of towners who pony up the money, so. I’ll just go once a year and Mellow Mushroom from there

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4 minutes ago, AirNostrumMAD said:

I’m gonna join BullDurhamer. That sucks. Much rather have a Carolina Ale House or Hooters up there. (Not literally... but a more casual place)

 

But I also think that they have a good business model and people will pay a premium for the views so and they will probably get out of towners who pony up the money, so. I’ll just go once a year and Mellow Mushroom from there

Its a 5 star hotel, the only possible thing that would ever be up there is a 5 star business. 

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I'm of the opinion that I am somewhat annoyed... I wear a black T and black jeans everyday and I don't look like I'm at a backyard bbq.

They did let me in with a T-shirt on (under a winter coat) on Tuesday and were generally nice about the dress code, but I think it'll eventually go away. My buddy had to walk back to my place across the street to get some different shoes. That's otherwise lost business. 

I'm the random guy who lives across the street that would frequent the place Sun-Wed in a T and jeans bc I enjoy a nice view, vibe, and drink... But I'm not going home to change just so I can look a bit more boujee. If they start turning away prominent athletes like the Butters of old, it'll get a bad rep. Charlotte isn't quite there yet, thought I won't mind when it is.

If the place were packed on a Tuesday, I'd say it makes sense. It was hardly packed. Rather quite dead. Save the dress code for Thurs-Sat when you know it's going to be packed and let your regulars be regulars.

 

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I really don’t think it’s a big deal, growing up in the LA area and now living in Miami, people don’t even think about not wearing proper attire for these sorts of places (my cousin just moved to Miami from Charlotte and I have this same discussion with him and he gets angry at me)... if you don’t like it don’t go, if you do, wear the right clothing, it’s nothing controversial in my opinion. A diverse uptown will have an option for everyone at any given mood they may be in when they want to go out, both casual and formal...

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5 hours ago, ah59396 said:

If you want to wear running shoes out to drink, go to Applebee’s.

Or 100's of other places that aren't Applebee's (since Applebee's is terrible).  

But Chili's..."Chili's is the new golf course...it's where business is done".  

 

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Wow, that was a lot of posts just to feed the troll. Bringing race into the comment immediately made it so. I, for one, believe there should be options; options for those who want casual, and options for those who don’t.

When CEO’s and “higher ups” come into town for business or to scout our city, it’s nice that we have establishments that suit their needs. If we want to encourage these people to move their companies here, we need to have places that cater to their needs. Otherwise we’re going to continue playing second fiddle to cities that meet their personal demands.

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I don't see a problem, It offers one of the best views of uptown on top of a 5 star hotel, They have the right to have some dress code, It doesn't even sound that strict. 

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Wow, I didn’t think my comment would get this much attention. To clear things up, I am a white male, early twenties, I was wearing high end blue jeans, a collared shirt with a suit jacket, the shoes I wore were black Jordan’s, not the ones made for basketball, but more of the “high top” variety. When I went back I wore the same outfit but with some suede shoes and they didn’t say anything. 

I honestly think my friend is who brought attention to it the first time as he had just gotten off work and was wearing kitchen shoes (though clean and in good repair) and then the doorman saw mine as well. He must have a thing for feet though because he didn’t even seem to notice his deli shirt. 

On a more serious note though, I’m not a fan of the race card, but I do suspect that many establishments use these tactics to keep certain people, specifically blacks and homosexuals out of their establishment. A good example being a black work friend of mine being turned away from Slate one night despite wearing a nearly identical outfit to myself, I believe they used the “athletic shoes” line again. Not accusing M&T of this, but it does happen.

I don’t mind dressing up, it was more an inconvenience than anything, however I do feel the environment does call for a more “dress casual” look, rather than strictly formal, they should go all the way (no jeans, suit jackets required) rather than nit picking on minor things. I’d understand if I had canary yellow basketball shoes on, but black “old school” high tops are not exactly a travesty to fashion. 

 

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6 hours ago, nakers2 said:

On a more serious note though, I’m not a fan of the race card, but I do suspect that many establishments use these tactics to keep certain people, specifically blacks and homosexuals out of their establishment.

This is true. Actually, that Kandy Bar place in the epicenter has been accused of this.

I have worn formal wear to pick up a pizza, though, so I frown upon anyone and everyone who won't suit up when appropriate. There are more than enough places to be casual around town. We can handle a few dress codes.

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Honestly this conversation needs to be moved to political or racial relations category.   This is about this new stunning office building and the new Kimpton hotel opens and is doing not what their bar allows people to wear.  

I have traveled around the world and they are dress codes everywhere   I was in Hong Kong Macau last week and they have dress codes there for I was wearing a baseball cap and asked to remove it.  

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What a great project.  I love rooftop bars, definitely hitting this up when I'm back in town.  I'll just make sure to keep the flippy floppies at home.

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