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Croatia & Slovenia: How should we dress for dinner?

May 11th, 2014, 07:10 PM
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Croatia & Slovenia: How should we dress for dinner?

One can wear jeans almost anywhere in the U.S., but we don't want to assume it's the same in the various cities of Slovenia and Croatia. Any advice?
oliverdog is offline  
May 11th, 2014, 07:13 PM
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You can wear jeans. No one will care what you wear to dinner as long as you have on clothes.
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May 12th, 2014, 01:34 AM
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It depends on where you eat, but you can certainly wear jeans anywhere you simply walk into without a reservation.

One of the things I remember about Croatia is the astonishing number of extremely tall, beautiful young women in the skinniest of jeans.

As in some other Mediterranean countries, there is a huge shift somewhere around 60 from skinny to dumpy, from jeans to shapeless black dresses. One does not see jeans or even trousers on women after the Great Nonna Shift. Lest this seem impossibly sexist, the same slippage happens in men only they continue to dress the same way as always but with their bellies hanging over their belts. Even in Croatia.
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May 13th, 2014, 01:23 PM
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Don't worry, jeans are fine, except maybe in the most luxurious restaurants. Even there smart casual would pass.
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May 13th, 2014, 01:53 PM
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Ultimately, they'll clock you as a tourist no matter what (I once walked into a restaurant in Gdansk in the winter in my winter garb, no US sports memorabilia on me, and before I said anything a waiter walked right up to me and said "can I help you").

Who cares? You'll never see any of your fellow diners or the restaurant staff again.
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May 14th, 2014, 06:35 AM
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They weren't asking about not looking like tourists. They were asking about how not to look rude, crude, and socially unacceptable. There are certainly restaurants in Zagreb where a man would be out of place without a jacket and a woman would want to dress up, but you would need a reservation and could ask then about appropriate dress. You still aren't going to look like a Croatian.
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