Saturday, 31 January 2009

End of an era

Image from 21 Club website:

The last restaurant in New York that requires men to wear a tie has finally given in and changed its dress code.

Jackets are still required, but while ties are "preferred" at dinner they are no longer mandatory. A sad development -- it was nice to know that there was one last holdout against casual dress -- but I suppose it was inevitable.

Alan Flusser, quoted in the NY Times, huffed "I don't think this sends the right message to young people."

The Man of Mode returns

After computer problems throughout December, travel over Christmas, and a busy January, the Man of Mode returns.