Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - Signs of the Times

My partner and I recently went to a bar and grill that struck us as open and inviting. Later, upon trying to recall the name for posterity, I found online the following wardrobe restrictions that seriously opened my eyes. They all seem to relate to gang attire. It sure surprised this suburban girl. What do you think of all this?

-All hats must be straight forward/backward
-All loose neck jewelry must be tucked in
-No men's sleeveless shirts/tank tops
-No wave-caps/headbands
-No bandanas
-No athletic jerseys (except collared jerseys)
-No jump suits/athletic wear
-No baggy clothing
-No exposed men's underwear
-No sunglasses after sunset
-No hoods pulled over head
-Home and Away Jerseys allowed on game day only
-Clothing or jewelry which poses a safety risk to customers or employees is prohibited. You may not modify your wardrobe at time of entry to meet the dress code.



  1. Remember when signs used to say 'shirts and shoes must be worn'?

  2. Interesting!


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  3. Sounds like they are trying hard to avoid the gang types. Makes me wonder why they feel the need.

  4. Now the little signs that say "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service" seem so quaint, don't they?

    Happy T13!

  5. Sadly, I've seen similar signs and restrictions for places round here.

  6. Wow. Fargo is just so provincial in comparison! I can't imagine any place in FArgo using (or needing) that kind of clothing restrictions.

  7. I'm familiar with these from different areas of town. Most places don't need them, but they put them up to avoid any of the things they feel could come with the attire. It's not just gang activity but "youth activity" teens out with friends, illegally drinking, spoiling for a fight over something at school, it's all part of what they hope to avoid.

    Definitely a sign of the times, but one that's been hanging in certain places for the better part of decade.

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  8. Wow, that's quite restrictive. They've obviously had a bit of trouble.

  9. Sometimes I wish places in the UK would have a bit of a restriction. Things are pretty lax here and I know a lot of people who are afraid to go out for drinks in the city on a Saturday night.

    Interesting TT!

  10. o.O... That certainly is quite a list! Shame they have to spell out stuff like "no jewelry or clothing that is harmful to patrons or employees." One would think that would be... obvious.


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