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Old 07-05-2014, 02:42 PM   #16
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You're allowed to leave your jacket off in the kitchen at the Chef's Table, but must put it back on if you have to walk out into the main DR - to take a break, go to the bathroom, etc.
ok, I am dining in Queen Victorias room
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:01 PM   #17
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You know it's funny, I recall feeling very hot during at least one of my dinners there (I get hot easily) and I flirted with the idea of putting my jacket on the back of my chair, but that little voice in my head was telling me, "Can you imagine the embarrassment you'll feel if they tell you to put it back on?". It seemed like an incredible thing for them to do, I thought I was just being paranoid, but I nevertheless have always left my jacket on, and now, WOW to actually hear confirmation that they will ask (tell) the gentlemen to put their jackets back on if they see them on the back of their chairs!

I don't know why I am actually kind of shocked by that. That seems a bit much, even though it does confirm my fearful instincts they would do that. This is the only restaurant I have ever been to that required me to wear a dinner jacket to enter, so I have no idea if that is the policy of all such restaurants, that the men can't ever remove them? Seems hard to believe. But maybe it is, I guess.
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:06 PM   #18
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Think you'll have to leave it on, then.
Here's a very informative thread:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....highlight=suit
It was started several years ago tho, so you may want to start closer to the newer pages.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:52 AM   #19
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I think I will just take a suit with me...

I have a really nice Hugo Boss two piece that is very light indeed. That will do
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:01 AM   #20
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Just curious, but do the men get hot while they are eating with the jacket on? I know my DH gets hot easily, he would be sweating like crazy. DO they keep it cool enough for a man to be comfortable in a suit jacket?
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:18 AM   #21
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Just curious, but do the men get hot while they are eating with the jacket on? I know my DH gets hot easily, he would be sweating like crazy. DO they keep it cool enough for a man to be comfortable in a suit jacket?
This is another one of my concerns, usually when I eat I ALWAYS remove the jacket
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:13 AM   #22
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Do you have a lightweight sports coat you could wear? Maybe pair it with some summer slacks? Just a thought....
This is all you need and is exactly what I wear every time we dine at V&A--and certainly no tie.

To add that I've not found it too hot in all the times we've eaten there....and that's almost 30 times since it opened in 1988.
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Old 07-06-2014, 11:21 AM   #23
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…Just go to Casey's for Hot Dogs. SO much easier!!
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My husband was told he only needed to wear the jacket while walking out to the restroom, but that he could keep it on the chair during our meal, which was what he did. That was a few years ago - has the policy changed?
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Just curious, but do the men get hot while they are eating with the jacket on? I know my DH gets hot easily, he would be sweating like crazy. DO they keep it cool enough for a man to be comfortable in a suit jacket?
I was cold the last time I ate there. The air conditioning is quite high.
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…Just go to Casey's for Hot Dogs. SO much easier!!
Isn't the food better at Victoria and Alberts? I would like to try but the dress code is a big turn off for me. The only kinds of jackets I have are rain jackets.
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When it comes to whether you might be hot or cold, go with your instincts and what your body generally is. I tend to run hot and if drinking, even more so. I remember, specifically, I was dying on several of my dining excursions here with that jacket on and I just had to suffer through it. Plus, I have high blood pressure, and when I eat and drink alot, it goes up. It doesn't take much for me to sweat in these circumstances.
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Isn't the food better at Victoria and Alberts? I would like to try but the dress code is a big turn off for me. The only kinds of jackets I have are rain jackets.
The food was amazing.

This type of dress code is actually not uncommon at a restaurant of this quality. the only reason it gets attention is "it's at Disney so I shouldn't have to dress up"

For the prices etc.. I am glad they enforce the dress code. Not everyplace has to be "one size fits all"
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:30 PM   #29
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I like getting dressed up, and I said in this or the other thread, I even have a system to make the process as comfortable as possible for me. However, not being allowed to put your dinner jacket on the back of your chair is a bit stuffy.

And yes, we've now heard 2 different accounts from two different posters, of course, where one was allowed to remove it, and the other was told to put it back on, so who knows what the official policy is. Probably depends on the day.

I have no problem wearing it inside and back out again, but while sitting at the table, I would prefer to take it off, not only because it keeps me hot, but it's easy to get it dirty with the sleeves, while eating. If I need to get up to use the rest room or whatever, I would put it back on. Some say they were allowed to do this, but another say he was told to put it back on. Who knows.

I mean, this is the greatest restaurant I've ever gone to, so I will put up with their policy of course. It's worth it. But they could be a bit more relaxed about it while you're in the middle of dining. It's hard on us gents - a lady can wear a strapless gown and be cool as a cucumber and still be adhering to the dress code - but we have to be in so many layers.
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We ate at V&A last month on a really hot day. I wore a sport coat (no tie) and my wife a very pretty sleeveless black maxi-dress that looked stunning. We were both very comfortable with the temperature in the restaurant.
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