My foot!

I find it strange that some pubs in our city demand closed footwear as a mandatory for permission to enter. Just the other day, my rather good looking Red Tape sandals got turned back from a popular watering hole. Plunging necklines and copiously overflowing cleavage was all right by the rules. Toes peeking out? No way!

I was there to relax after a long day at work, and the man at the door was insisting I go back, get dressed and return. After some negotiation he offered me a solution. So I dropped my sandals off at the shoe rack behind the door, and got into a pair of house shoes (Yes, the pub stocked several pairs of closed shoes for patrons who had toes exposed).

I was given a pair that was 3 sizes too large. So after I sat down at a table, my feet slipped out quite easily.

8 Comments so far

  1. ag (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 9:00 pm

    I guess it was introduced to deny entry to some ill-dressed & posibbly troublesome guys. But hey the well dressed sometimes are not well behaved either. I have witnessed half a dozen boorish guys trying to flirt with 2 college girls. Dress does not generally represent the attitude of the person. But there is nothing else the Pub can do. Funny, i knew one guy who came dressed in a stone wash denim shirt, loose black formal pants and canvas shoes!

  2. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 10:29 pm

    All this dress code stuff is crap. If a place doesn’t like the way I dress they can do without my custom.

    It is nonsense for work too. What stupidity having to wear a business suit and tie on one of London’s few hot summer days — to have to do it here is ridiculous.

  3. tsk tsk (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 12:07 am

    Dress code is a filter.. and im sure u guys will provide your patronage to a pub only if the crowd there is good, and thats the ambience they are trying to create..

  4. vatsan (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 7:28 am

    And you forgot the requirement of collered tees or shits, no open necks, no kurtas!!!

  5. yogesh (unregistered) on May 20th, 2007 @ 12:27 am

    i dont understand this piece of crap..should look at the foreginers they wear like anything and its fine..the roam around in the lobby with shorts and nath slippers with t-shirts and no one tells them anything

  6. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on May 20th, 2007 @ 11:29 pm

    Well, I wouldn’t patronise a pub anyway — but I certainly would not avoid one where sandal-footed kurta wearers were to be found. What kind of a filter is that?

    And why are they so keen on excluding anyone wearing anything like traditional local dress? that seems to be the silliest part of it to me.

  7. Whch Main? What Cross? (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 3:16 pm

    LOL! It’s not pecos dude

  8. V.Varadarajan (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 9:37 pm

    Leave alone the sandals in pubs. What about the recent news article that a person wearing dhoti was denied entry in chepauk MCC to adress Rotarians by the watchman


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