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    Default New dress code - Management please consider dress shorts too!!

    Since "dress jeans" have been added to the dress code for the "fancy" restaurants, I'd love to see management consider adding nicer shorts to the dress code. My husband hates dress pants on vacation and I don't blame him. He always wears nice shorts with a polo at night, minus the night I make him put on pants. I don't think dressier shorts are any less deterring then jeans. I'd be able to eat at the "fancy" restaurants more if you'd consider the shorts as well

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    Personally I'm with your husband and would prefer to not wear pants but don't want them to change the dress code. I'm concerned about each couples definition of "nice shorts" would be. I'm actually concerned about "dress jeans". Over our last two trips, we have noticed that people seem to letting their attire slip for the evening meals.

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    10 years ago when we were married at CSS the men had to wear jackets, collared buttoned shirts, and closed toe shoes to eat in the Casanova Restaurant. Today no jackets, polo shirts, and dress sandals are allowed. I personally don't see the problem with throwing a pair of slacks in your bag in order to be in line with the minimal dress code. Remember that after the sun goes down it is no longer a beach destination but a 4-5 star resort. You can change back into shorts after leaving the exclusive restaurant to enjoy the rest of your evening. That being said, you do not state which resort you are going to. Our last couple visits were to CSA and I assure you that the AC is so cranked up at Feathers that the men will be glad they have slacks on and the ladies tend to bring sweaters. I can't attest to the AC settings at the other resorts these days but be aware. Also take into consideration that reservations are needed at the fancier restaurants and not always available when you want. You can only make reservations 1 or 2 days ahead of time for your dinner. Don't plan on eating there night after night and you won't be so disappointed. If we eat there 2 nights out of our 8 night stay we are happy.
    Last edited by rckbert; February 18th, 2016 at 04:25 PM.

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    Couples is just opening a can of worms with this decision of "dress jeans" might as well let people wear "dress shorts" too

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    I never got the dressing up for dinner thing. Nice restaurant atmosphere in my opinion is created more by the decor, service and food selections than guest attire. I can remember my meals at Cassanova but not what the other guests were wearing. A couple of (nicely dressed) rowdy drunks would ruin my meal but a couple quietly enjoying their meal in shorts would not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunlove View Post
    I never got the dressing up for dinner thing. Nice restaurant atmosphere in my opinion is created more by the decor, service and food selections than guest attire. I can remember my meals at Cassanova but not what the other guests were wearing. A couple of (nicely dressed) rowdy drunks would ruin my meal but a couple quietly enjoying their meal in shorts would not.
    Well said!

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    the only reason me and my wife wont be eating at casanova when we get there is because of the dress code. we have no intentions of dressing up at all during our vacation there. however with that said i do not have a problem with the dress code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston23x View Post
    the only reason me and my wife wont be eating at casanova when we get there is because of the dress code. we have no intentions of dressing up at all during our vacation there. however with that said i do not have a problem with the dress code.
    I totally agree... You are in the tropics and it gets HOT. There really is no good reason a man wouldn't be allowed to wear nice shorts to dinner.

    Just my 2 cents.

    D.

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    Bottom line is imo, shorts aren't dressy and either are jeans but at least they are covering the legs (on men). Keep it classy Couples

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    My linen slacks do not make me any hotter than any pair of shorts would.

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    Just do away with pants and shorts completely. Please do bring your beach towel to sit on!
    A trip we took on a sailing yacht several years ago for our 25th anniversary had these packing tips - looks like an option for men to wear light dresses too!

    "Packing
    The order of the day is casual and most of us put on shorts and a T-shirt after diving or just change into a dry swimsuit. Shoes are only needed for going ashore and then sandals are the best bet. As dinner is a sit down occasion and a highlight of the day, we ask guests to put on a smart shirt or a light dress."

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    Boston23x you won't have to dress up at our Par Taa! Check out New England Couplesholics 8 TH annual in Dennisport MA on October 22. I'm guessing you are a new englander?

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    As someone who wears "dress jeans" frequently...I'm disappointed that they are allowed at the "nicer" restaurants.

    That said, there's no such thing as "dress shorts" unless you're 7, it's a warm Easter, and the AC at church is broken. Even in that hypothetical situation, I bet the hypothetical parent is wearing slacks.

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    Ha, have to disagree Kris. There is such a thing as dress shorts but this is the first time I've heard of dress jeans. Jeans are jeans, admittedly some are smarter than others. Seems like a mute point as I have seen men in Eight Rivers with jeans the last three or four years. They better be policing it or we'll be seeing rips and tears and asses hanging out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandj View Post
    They better be policing it or we'll be seeing rips and tears and asses hanging out.
    You may have missed the gent in the ripped muscle shirt a few years back.

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    Personally, I don't have any issues with abiding by the dress codes....but I can't recall a time that I've ever thought twice about what others are wearing. If someone wants to wear a baseball cap, how does that affect me? It certainly doesn't make the food taste any better or worse.....It doesn't ruin my evening. Maybe that's because my focus is on who is sitting at my table....

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    We've been going to Couples resorts for 10 years so not new by any means. I know there is air conditioning but he hates wearing pants in the tropics. I don't blame him. I don't see how jeans are any dressier then a nice pair of khaki golfing shorts. Honestly only one time have I even noticed someone dressed sloppy at dinner - ironically it was at Eight Rivers....some guy in a cut off t shirt and ripped black jeans with a wedding party. Yeah that not so much appropriate for that restaurant so I see having some rules, but they've already allowed jeans so might as well allow nice shorts for men. I myself love to dress up at night but my hubby doesn't so I'm lucky to get one night of him in pants on vacation.

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    I prefer to wear dress shorts and a nice shirt as well. That being said, if you are going to force men to put on pants at least force them to put on dress pants. Don't single the Couples Resorts out on this issue, I have been to 3 other resorts in the past 3 years that like Couples won't allow me to wear Hilfiger dress shorts, a collard Tommy Bahama button down shirt and nice leather dress sandals to the nice restaurants yet man after man marches in wearing jeans and sneakers. Sorry, my outfit with dress shorts is classier than jeans and sneakers. If jeans are being allowed, this seems to me to be more of an obsession with forcing men to wear long pants than actually wanting them to look classy. Either require dress pants or allow dress shorts is my personal opinion. The point is really moot if you think about it. As long as nobody sees you enter the restaurant you could dine in swim trunks and a dress shirt and nobody would know since your legs are generally underneath the tablecloth once you are seated.

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    [QUOTE=EricW;275724]I prefer to wear dress shorts and a nice shirt as well. That being said, if you are going to force men to put on pants at least force them to put on dress pants. Don't single the Couples Resorts out on this issue, I have been to 3 other resorts in the past 3 years that like Couples won't allow me to wear Hilfiger dress shorts, a collard Tommy Bahama button down shirt and nice leather dress sandals to the nice restaurants yet man after man marches in wearing jeans and sneakers. Sorry, my outfit with dress shorts is classier than jeans and sneakers. If jeans are being allowed, this seems to me to be more of an obsession with forcing men to wear long pants than actually wanting them to look classy. Either require dress pants or allow dress shorts is my personal opinion. The point is really moot if you think about it. As long as nobody sees you enter the restaurant you could dine in swim trunks and a dress shirt and nobody would know since your legs are generally underneath the

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    What are dress jeans? Is that even a thing? What does that refer to...no holes, dark color etc.? Does this apply to women too? Can I show up in a pair of skinny jeans and a tank? Maybe I'm an old-fashioned 37 year old, but I really don't see what the big deal is about wearing a nice pair of pants to dinner.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee-Ann ~N~ Paul View Post
    What are dress jeans? Is that even a thing? What does that refer to...no holes, dark color etc.? Does this apply to women too? Can I show up in a pair of skinny jeans and a tank? Maybe I'm an old-fashioned 37 year old, but I really don't see what the big deal is about wearing a nice pair of pants to dinner.
    Agreed

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    Exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee-Ann ~N~ Paul View Post
    What are dress jeans? Is that even a thing? What does that refer to...no holes, dark color etc.?
    Yep. Tailored, to boot. Some workplaces allow this as appropriate attire, but it's still not "nice restaurant" fodder.
    -Sent from my dress jeans

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    Default Right on Lee Ann n Paul...right on indeed.

    I agree with Lee Ann n Paul. Couples is a classy place, and it just seems appropriate to dress nice for dinner at such a resort. It shouldn't be a big deal to put on a pair of pants when you go to the fine dining restaurant. My wife and I have been coming to CN every year for the last 9 years, and we believe there has been a general decline in the evening attire overall. Let's maintain the dress code and keep Couples special.

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    You will roast your butt off wearing jeans in Jamaica.

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