My wife and I arrived promptly for 9:30 reservations at Patsy's in NYC. I know we could find much better Italian food but my wife is a Tony Danza fan and his favorite rest. is Patsy's and his show was cancelled and the last eposide was fri...oh, nevermind.
As we entered the front door we are greeted by a sign saying "no shorts" of course I was wearing shorts. Polo long shorts and collared ironed starched shirt. I left my wife outside and walked into the bar where the owner (i believe) was sitting. I told him we had a resv. and asked whether it would be ok to be seated dressed as I were. He said no, you cannot dine in shorts. I thanked him and left.
I a huge fan of dress codes and resist the over casualization of America. The clubs that I belong to have dressed codes which I obey at all cost.
So, as my wife and I stood in front of Patsy's contempating our next move we watched a parade of diners leaving in jeans (some torn intentionally, some not), $3 flip flops, 5 inch prairie skirts, t shirts and a guy with a bike.
So why just have a no short dress code when I feel I was arguably dressed better then anyone in the place? I support the need to to create a certain image but why stop at shorts?
Am I a Patsy.