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Las Vegas - First Trip - What is appropriate attire?

Mar 13th, 2002, 08:59 AM
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Las Vegas - First Trip - What is appropriate attire?

We are taking our first trip to Vegas in a few weeks and I'm wondering what to pack.We normally do not dress up much. Don't want to be underdressed...what is appropriate? Khakis? We will also be doing lots of walking so I'm wondering if my most comfortable shoes..my sneakers..will look too sloppy...
Mar 13th, 2002, 09:20 AM
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You will see the gamut in Vegas. People will be in evening gowns and blue jeans. I think khakis will be fine. I wear slacks during the day, yes and I wear tennies with them cause I'm walking my little feet into nubbies and I want to be comfy. In the evening I might go for a little dressier slacks and top. Comfy shoes that are one step up from tennies. Like walking shoes that look like tassled loafers....

I think one time hubs wore a coat and tie and that was only because we were entertaining and I don't think he ever took one with us again.

Mar 13th, 2002, 09:40 AM
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I agree w/ CF - Anything goes in Las Vegas. We were there in the summer so of course shorts/sneaks are a must. Hot! Khakis are fine - if you want to take dressier things for dinner - that goes too. Try to see the major hotels on the strip - they are wonderful - and there is LOTS of walking. Some hotels have trams that run between them. Also, we did horseback riding in the desert. FUN!!
Mar 13th, 2002, 10:06 AM
Ben There
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Just got back yesterday from LV. Previous posters are correct - you will see just about everything. Go for comfortable. One thing to remember - don't waer anything that you don't want to be permeated with cigarette/cigar smoke. The casinos are like one large ashtray - smoking everywhere, all the time.
Mar 13th, 2002, 12:55 PM
Denver Jim
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While it is true that you will see every type of attire in Vegas, this does not mean that every type of attire is appropriate. In it's glory days, Vegas used to be the place where everybody tried to look their best at all times. Now, unfortunately, you might be seated in one of the ritziest restaurants in town on your twenty-fifth anniversary--dressed to the nines--only to have a guy in a tank top and his wife in a jogging suit seated right next to you. Will the restaurant allow this? Some will, some won't but there is always the question of what's appropriate.

Now, to answer your question more directly, your khakis will be fine in most situations. If they are dress khakis they will be ideal because you can wear a sport shirt with them during the day and then a dress shirt with them at night (and also add a jacket if you like): khakis are very versatile in this manner.

Do you have to get real dressed up for Vegas? No. Do you have to get dressed up at all? No. But depending on where you're going you may wish you did. While few places have a dress code (unfortunately) some casinos and restaurants still do. If you don't wish to bring a jacket with you and a certain restaurant requires one, usually they will supply you with a loaner. It may not match what you're wearing and it may not fit but it will suffice.

Again, while looking around in Vegas you may ask yourself why you bothered to dress up at all (due to the way many are attired there) however, on the opposite end of the spectrum, you will still see many people for whome Vegas presents an opportunity to disply their best duds.

I believe your khakis sound fine and I applaud you for caring about your appearence in a resort town.

Good Luck,

Denver jim
Mar 13th, 2002, 01:23 PM
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Anything goes and you will see it all, but I'd say the vast majority will be wearing shorts or jeans (depending on how hot it is) and tennis shoes or comfy sandals. You should probably bring a couple of nicer outfits for dinners and/or shows. Take a jacket since it may get chilly after sunset.
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