I don't generally envy the fairer sex [they haven't got it easy!], but it is quite something that a woman can bare her entire arms and most of her legs and still be considered elegantly dressed. Whereas -- winter, spring, summer, or fall -- a man is expected to wear...a wool suit.
Anyhow, the forecast for Friday is about 35 C / 95 F. I don't want to wear a suit to dinner. In fact, I don't even want to wear a proper shirt. Where could I dine in short sleeves and not altogether feel a trespassing lumpenprole? I'd prefer a place with somewhat serious food, as it's been some time since I had a proper dinner, and this meal is with my good friend the solicitor.
Ai Fiori. I've seen hipsters here in torn t shirts. And I've also seen some more interesting folks who gave off a music industry vibe. Of course I can't really carry off either look...
The Modern. I've still never been. I presume I'd be OK in the Bar Room. Do most men wear suits in the Dining Room?
Craft. Are the room and clientele as quietly elegant as the cuisine?
I also wondered about the Gramercy Tavern, but they appear to be fully booked.
Any other suggestions?
EDITED: the shirt -will- have buttons on it; it just won't have long sleeves...
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