what to wear

Old May 12th, 2002, 07:37 PM
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what to wear

What is the dress for the restaurants in bermuda? Including the hotel restaurants...
Old May 13th, 2002, 12:23 AM
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smart casual mostly;
some require a jacket and a tie,
but generally everything is casual, although shorts would not be proper for dinner; where are you staying ?
Old May 16th, 2002, 10:03 PM
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I didn't know what "smart casual" was and it was described to me as sport coat, shirt w/collar and no sneakers.
Old May 17th, 2002, 12:54 PM
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I like dining at the nice restaurants as much as the next guy, but having to put on a jacket while in the tropics is absurd!! I don't care what anyone says, dressing fancy in the warm tropical islands is for the birds. Just can't imagine!! Give me shorts or starve me!!
Old May 24th, 2002, 06:27 PM
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Bermuda is not a tropical island, it actually gets breezy at night. In any case, there is something for everyone, you can be casual or dress depending on where you want to dine.
Old May 24th, 2002, 09:00 PM
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Sports Coats and Bermuda Shorts with socks and tie. Or long pants and the same. Please no jeans, sneakers, tee shirts or sandals.
In some resturants a Golf shirt would be ok.
Old Jun 2nd, 2002, 05:23 AM
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Bermuda shorts with socks and a tie?
Talk about screaming American tourist!
Old Jun 2nd, 2002, 06:56 PM
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No actually the sport coat, shorts and knee sox is very Bermudian. At first it looks weird, but after awhile it makes sense: business attire with a nod to the warm weather. You get used to it.
Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 05:08 AM
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a clue might be why they are named Bermuda shorts.
Old Jun 17th, 2002, 03:09 PM
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Bermuda has become more casual than in the past, but jacket & tie are still required in some very upmarket places. Best to check ahead of time. Particularly at dinner, "Smart casual" for men generally implies a collared shirt or golf shirt, nice pants or good (Bermuda) shorts, no jeans, no sneakers, no baseball caps. (You have to excuse me -- I advise business school students, and some don't get it yet.) For women: a nice dress or pants/long shorts outfit, no sneakers. IT also depends on the time of year you go: evenings can get cool, but August evenings can sometimes hit a steamy spell. PErsonally, we don't mind dressing up, especially for some of the very good restaurants in BErmuda. Its nice to bring some ambiance to the scene, and we often get rewarded with better tables (and not just in Bermuda.) Restaurant owners everwhere appreciate the courtesy of showing up at a nice restaurant, nicely dressed.
Old Jun 17th, 2002, 03:23 PM
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Just back from Bermuda and trust me, I never wore the jacket and long pants I packed once. The general rule in most restaurants was "collared shirts". Khaki shorts were fine. No cut-offs, no denim.

The only places that dictate how you should dress are the fancier restaurants around the island and the restaurants in the fancier hotels.

Take some good clothing anyway just in case you decide to do it up.

More important is to be aware that there's a whole lot of restaurants charging lots of money for some pretty mediocre (i.e., pub) food, so make your dinner choices carefully.
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