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Old 07-29-2013, 07:37 PM   #31
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Oh good! I was planning on having my DH wear a $10 polo shirt and $15 khakis from Walmart. I was planning on wearing a $20 dress I got at H&M with a coupon! We were planning on wearing "church chic." Although any more, people wear jeans to church.

As for borrowing shoes, it's not something I'm a huge fan of, although I do rent bowling shoes when I bowl, so I guess it's not that much of a difference.


Rich or not, it doesn't mean you should blow it all on one outfit for just a few hours. But then again, I only spent a few hundred on my wedding dress instead of thousands. That's not to say I didn't drool over some of those gorgeous Monique Lhuillier or Reem Acra dresses.

This post just makes me want to crank up some ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man."


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Old 07-29-2013, 08:55 PM   #32
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Just don't wear a Canadian Tuxedo please...
you'll have to explain that one. I'm not familiar.



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Old 07-29-2013, 10:08 PM   #33
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you'll have to explain that one. I'm not familiar.

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I had to google it! Never heard it before either! Denim with more denim basically

https://www.google.com/search?q=cana...w=1024&bih=672
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:26 PM   #34
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My DH doesn't even own a suit anymore. So he wore a sports coat and khakis. No problem. I was more concerned about what the chef thought about me and my food issues. Had wonderful meal both times.

Enjoy yourself at Remy. They were wonderful evenings.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:05 PM   #35
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[QUOTE=rcchello;49110509]This is a Disney ship, we are not talking the QE II. Disney is selling to as broad a segment of society they posibly can. If you met the dress code, who is anyone to complain.

At least you show the taste of wanting to meet the dress code as opposed to someone whose husbands jeans are so expensive they should be exempt. You may not have as expensive clothes but at least you have a better attitude.

My hearing aids are more expensive than most peoples suits, should I BE ABLE TO GO TO Remys naked?[/QUOTE]



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As mentioned above, at least you're wanting to meet the dress code requirements. Having just come off the 12 day Med cruise I was shocked by how many people could care less about the dress code. Every night I saw dozens of people in shorts for dinner, and that wasn't just in the dinning rooms, at my Palo dinner and brunch there were also people wearing shorts, flip flops and t-shirts. One thing about Disney, they don't like to say NO to anyone, which is a real shame.
I have seen people sent away from Palo to go change out of shorts on more than one occasion, both dinner and brunch.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:36 PM   #36
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I'm of two minds. I swing hammers for a living and far from a rich sears-avoiding diner.

Yet, I don't go to a nice restaurant so that I can get away with satisfying the minimums of the dress code.

I found an christian dior tux, new for a couple hundred bucks with fittings and alterations for life. I actually enjiy rolling into V&As in tails and white tie.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:48 AM   #37
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Khakis and jacket for Remy - that's more than good for me...

Now wear shorts and flip flops to MDRs and yeah, I'll give you the look... Wait - make that jeans and flip flops - ugh can't stand that...
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:59 AM   #38
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Khakis and jacket for Remy - that's more than good for me...

Now wear shorts and flip flops to MDRs and yeah, I'll give you the look... Wait - make that jeans and flip flops - ugh can't stand that...
I know some people that try to get "the look". They get a kick out of getting strangers to react.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:10 PM   #39
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When my DH retired, after 32 years, from the Marine Corps....he got rid of his Blues and Mess Dress uniforms and he doesn't own a suit. I got rid of all my gowns, cocktail dresses, and heels...don't even own a dress now. We are Native Floridians and Beachbums and when we will go on our cruise we will not be "dressing" up to eat. No formal wear for us. What you most feel comfortable in ...wear it. Don't worry about what others think. A sport coat and nice khakis are acceptable..imho.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:37 PM   #40
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All this kidding aside...

I completely get what OP is saying, it can be hard to not be self conscious as I've had the exact thoughts before. Sometimes comments on these boards can make you feel like you're at the low end of the money totem pole even if people don't mean it to sound that way. Keep in mind people from all walks like to go on a cruise which I think is why the dress code is in place; to give you a guideline and make you feel comfortable because everyone is somewhat uniform. This is also why I don't think they are hardcore at enforcing these rules in the MDRs (and people seem to get their panties in a bunch about this ) as long as you are within the guidelines and everyone is comfortable with it, you're ok.

The best thing I can do is tell you to be yourself, be comfortable in your skin and try (because I know it's hard) to not worry about whoever is looking at you and what they're thinking. I really only have one set of dress clothes, it's not expensive and it probably doesn't fit right but my priorities aren't throwing money at expensive clothes so much as having a good time.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:56 PM   #41
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Here's a question - so you have to wear a jacket TO Remy. Can you take it off once seated? I often get uncomfortable dining with a jacket on.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:11 PM   #42
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I had to google it! Never heard it before either! Denim with more denim basically

https://www.google.com/search?q=cana...w=1024&bih=672
oh my. can't believe I missed that term...

Anyway, I think I wore more of a sports jacket with slacks rather than a 'suit'.

to be honest, if i WERE to lose focus on my date and food and did notice the couture of fellow diners, I would be more apt to stare the silly Tux and Gowns.

This is a cruise chip after all and disney to boot.

I dont even care about other diners in the MDRs... heck, I think I wore shorts and polo shirt to a couple dinner services. guess I was the schlub of the dinning room
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #43
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The best thing I can do is tell you to be yourself, be comfortable in your skin and try (because I know it's hard) to not worry about whoever is looking at you and what they're thinking. I really only have one set of dress clothes, it's not expensive and it probably doesn't fit right but my priorities aren't throwing money at expensive clothes so much as having a good time.

Amen!

To the OP, my husband wore his average-Joe khaki pants, blue shirt, and sports coat ($100-ish) to Remy and was fine. Wear what you have. Don't worry about the rest. It's all good.

I'd like to share a bit of my Remy dinner experience with you because I think it lends some perspective to the uncomfortable factor in the whole Remy dining thing. I'm not a very fancy girl. I wear dresses when I'm on cruises but otherwise that's not the norm. I'm a cutoffs and flip flops girl thru & thru. When we sat down at our table in Remy I was instantly feeling out of my league. There was a nice upholstered stool to put my bag on! Wow! There were silverware pieces I'd never even seen. It was weird! So, here I am in my total un-sophistication-ified self and then we got the menus. Uh, yikes?! What was that stuff?! My husband instantly caught onto how I was feeling which was mildly amusing to him. He's been to Europe and really upscale places with his family in his younger years...places he had to have etiquette classes before he could go...you get the drift. So he knew what we were signed up for before I did. I managed to order my food with some help from the ever so nice waiter. I tried really hard not to make it obvious that I was totally clueless. Not sure how successful I was. Again, all of this was mildly amusing to my husband. So we're sitting there and I'm taking everything in. We inadvertently were listening in on the conversation of the couple at the table behind us. I swear to you it was like this couple was trying to out-do each other on the sophistication level. The lady talked about being in some fine restaurant in Europe somewhere....then the man started yapping about how he's had the opportunity to use 3 of the 5 languages he knows while on the ship....blah blah blah. I leaned over to my husband and said, "I think we made a mistake coming here. I'm miserable. I don't belong here." He chuckled and reassured me. He said I was the prettiest gal in the room and not to listen to the people behind us. He then started whispering little jokes to get me to laugh. I've got me a great fella. Still, I felt like a square peg in a big way and was anxious for the whole thing to be over with.

Then the waiter came and reset our table, removing everything whether used or not, and placing new flatware down. One piece was the weirdest looking thing to me. That's when I couldn't stand it any longer. I leaned towards the young man and said, "You're going to think I'm the most awful person ever because I'm truly a simple girl but I can't stand trying to pretend I'm something I'm not. What is THIS?!" And I held up the mystery piece of flatware. He smiled and told me what it was. I asked what it was for. He explained it with a smile. Very polite but I could tell he was also amused. He ended the explanation with, "Don't worry. Most of the pieces nobody ever uses anyway. They're just part of the service." That's when I had truly let my hair down and got back into my own skin. I had to ask, "So for every course are you going to pick everything up & put down all new stuff whether we've used it or not?" Yep. I smiled and said, "Wow, y'all must really like doing dishes!" The young man laughed a little and replied, "Well, polishing the silverware does give us something to do each day." And we became friends.

From there on out I was relaxed. We laughed. If I had a question, no matter how uncouth, I asked. I really think our waiter became more relaxed and enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed him. I was able to enjoy my meal. Heck, after I finally let down the act it seemed like the people behind us with their sophisitacation contest got more laid-back and relaxed as well. It was all good. We were the last couple in the main Remy dining room. The chef came out and several other wait staff came to chit-chat with us. We spent a solid half hour or so with Chef Patrick talking about Southern & Cajun foods, things we know about and enjoy. It was fun!

The point is, no matter now unformal you are, don't allow yourself to be affected by the environment. You can still go and have a fabulous time even if you're an extremely laid-back soul. It was a grand experience, one I'm glad I did. The key is to not try to be what you aren't. Be yourself. You never know, others may appreciate the honesty and genuine-ness just as much as you do.

Go and enjoy. Don't worry about everyone else!
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Here's a question - so you have to wear a jacket TO Remy. Can you take it off once seated? I often get uncomfortable dining with a jacket on.
It should be left on but should be unbuttoned. If the host is visible, follow his or her lead.
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AI swear to you it was like this couple was trying to out-do each other on the sophistication level.
We've found that those who are OVERTLY classy or sophisticated are anything but and going through the motions they've learned form watching movies and TV.
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