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Sport jacket?

Do you know if it will be appropriate/necessary for my husband to wear a sport jacket to any of the following restaurants:

Le Petit Marche



Le Mary Celeste

Le Souffle


La Regalade Saint-Honore

Le Hide

Le Christine

He'd be wearing sport or dress slacks & a dress shirt in any case; the question is if he needs a sport jacket too. Thanks so much for any "wardrobe assistance" you can share.

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1. Re: Sport jacket?

Okay, I'll generalize and see if I can get a response.

Do men wear sport jackets at medium-tier restaurants in the evening? (Not Michelin starred places, but not necessarily your neighborhood bistro either.)

Anyone? Please? :-)

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2. Re: Sport jacket?

It's about 3:30 in the morning in France right now; I'm guessing most of the posters who live there are sound asleep right now.

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3. Re: Sport jacket?

A sports jacket will not be necessary at any of the places you list. But neither would it be out of place.

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Good point about the time difference. Can you tell I'm in last minute panicked packing mode?

Thanks for the feedback on the jacket. My husband thanks you even more!

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5. Re: Sport jacket?

If it is warm, I wear long trousers and an open-nick shirt without a tie. If it is cool, or if I am going somewhere formal like Jules Verne, I also put on a standard blue blazer. Apart from weddings and funerals, I don't think I have worn a tie in the past decade.

I always take a blazer when travelling. The extra pockets are very useful for holding our travel documents when we have to take a train or plane.

Memphis, TN
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I always wear some sort of sport jacket when in Paris. It makes me feel less like a tourist. Why not dress up to visit Paris ?

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I always take an old sport coat/blazer to Europe. I have a number of them in my closet from when I had to do the jacket an tie thing every day for work. At least I then have the option of wearing one to a nicer place if I feel like it, or if it is required for a really nifty place. I wear it on the plane going over and, since it is an old one just throw it away for the trip back so I have more room in my case.

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8. Re: Sport jacket?

Not sure if you've finished packing, but no jacket required in any of those places you mentioned - they are a lot more casual than you might think. It might be chilly, though, so it would come in handy.

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Don't worry! A sport jacket is perfectly fine everywhere and in particular in the places you mention. Have fun packing !

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I agree with alll the other men's replies. I wear one for convenience (the pockets). I like to see a concert or a play on my trips, so it's useful for that, too. Sometimes I'll only wear it on plane trips.

I found out where nukesafe disposes of his old jackets. We're more or less the same size. Thank you, brother.

-- Steve

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