Originally Posted by A&B
...and those people that showed up at my table on formal night in shorts and T-shirts didn't ruin my dinner either-- just my pictures...
... and that is what photo shop is for ... crop them out!
I guess I look at it more for them perspective of having a private table. If on a "formal" night at a mixed table....we're all dressed up, and someshows up not meeting dress code ....it's "their bad" so to speak.
To me it takes a lot of nerve, to show up breaking dress code, but whatever floats your boat. Maybe the dress codes should focus on "what is not permitted" vs. "what is encouraged".
Dress codes are only as good as the people who enforce them. WE've all seen people in jeans on formal nite ... but the onus is on the dress code police to enforce it and turn them away from the dining room.