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"Business Casual"?

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"Business Casual"?

Hi, all--We have a reservation at a popular Vancouver restaurant (I'll avoid mentioning the name so as not to set off a potential "Foodie Fight"!) that has a "business casual" attire policy. Now, MY understanding of that term is, essentially, "no jeans, please". May I assume the same is true for the Vancouver restaurant scene? Or is it any more (or less) stringent than that?

Many thanks, as always!

Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: "Business Casual"?

Yeah, that's pretty much my definition too, although I have a feeling they don't want you wandering in with Nike running shoes either. Or in yoga pants/fitness attire (which many Vancouverites love to wear!)

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2. Re: "Business Casual"?

Any "business casual" things I've been to are typically what you'd wear in an office, but not neccesarily the black suit for men type office.

Calgary, Alberta...
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3. Re: "Business Casual"?

My understanding of business casual is attire that you would wear in a golf club, if you know what I mean.

For a man, this might mean a pair of cotton khaki trousers and a shirt that has a collar (either a shirt made of woven fabric or a polo / golf shirt made of knitted fabric). In other words, no jeans and no T-shirts.

The definition of business casual for women is more difficult to nail down, but again imagine that you're dressing to go to lunch at a golf club and you should be fine.

Albuquerque, New...
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4. Re: "Business Casual"?

Thanks for the advice, folks. I guess I'll have to change out of my *yoga gear* before dinner! :-)

5. Re: "Business Casual"?

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