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Old July 7th, 2011, 10:51 PM
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Another debate between Mrs.Henry43 and I .

What is the proper attire for dinner on non formal nights ?

One person states long sleeve solid color shirts . The other person states short sleeve knit shirts of either solid or striped design .
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Old July 7th, 2011, 10:57 PM
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Henry from Holland Ameria's web site:

"Evening dress falls into two distinct categories: Formal or Smart Casual. Smart Casual can be defined as slacks and collared shirts for men and casual dresses, slacks and informal evening wear for women. T-shirts, swimsuits, tank tops and shorts are not allowed in the restaurants or public areas during the evening hours. On festive Formal evenings, ladies usually wear a suit, cocktail dress or gown and gentlemen wear a jacket and tie, dark suit or tuxedo. There are approximately two formal nights per week."

so from this I would say that a polo style shirt would be fine, you do not need long sleeves.
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I think you are overthinking this. Dress as you would going to a nice casual restaurant...resort chic. You will see it all nowadays. Dress to be comfortable, what that is, is up to you.
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I think you are overthinking this. Dress as you would going to a nice casual restaurant...resort chic. You will see it all nowadays. Dress to be comfortable, what that is, is up to you.
I bought short sleeve shirts to wear in the evening .One is a solid color and the others have stripes . My wife states that I must wear solid color shirts .Neither of us can recall what I wore on prior cruises and the only photos we have were from formal nights .
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Solids or stripes are perfectly acceptable for casual. Wear what you want, to feel comfortable.
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I bought short sleeve shirts to wear in the evening .One is a solid color and the others have stripes . My wife states that I must wear solid color shirts .Neither of us can recall what I wore on prior cruises and the only photos we have were from formal nights .
You can absolutely wear your striped (or other patterned shirt) on casual nights. I see many men in island print shirts, which I think look great !

Of course, if you're wanting to wear your striped shirt with some patterned slacks, you may have a problem! Not with the ship's crew, but with your DW !
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Henry wear the striped shirts and you will definitely fit in with others. As Fern has said you will even see men in Hawaiian print/floral shirts. The only requirement is the shirt has a collar.
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Banded non collar shirts are also suitable..you see, you have a wealth of styles to choose from. I am sure both of you will look fabulous!!!
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Henry you are both correct on this one, you can wear a long sleeve shirt if you want to, or a short-sleeved polo or banded collar shirt, stripes, prints, plain, whatever
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Of course, if you're wanting to wear your striped shirt with some patterned slacks, you may have a problem! Not with the ship's crew, but with your DW !
What's wrong with wearing stripes and patterns together?

Henry,
A short sleeved shirt is PERFECTLY acceptable. It should be a collard shirt such as a Polo type shirt. Casual trousers, such as Dockers, are also perfectly acceptable.

For ages the "casual night standard" has been a polo shirt and Dockers.

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"Smart Casual can be defined as slacks and collared shirts for men and casual dresses, slacks and informal evening wear for women."
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I find it very interesting that the cruise line goes into the minutia of even mentioning a collared shirt, when other infractions go unnoticed or ignored.

Your wife could accidentally forget to pack those striped shirts, and this could be a moot point.
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"Smart Casual can be defined as slacks and collared shirts for men and casual dresses, slacks and informal evening wear for women."
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I find it very interesting that the cruise line goes into the minutia of even mentioning a collared shirt, when other infractions go unnoticed or ignored.

Your wife could accidentally forget to pack those striped shirts, and this could be a moot point.
She bought me 4 solid colored shirts today .I fear our feud will not end till July 17 .

I still need a response to the Bermuda Triangle post .
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