August 17th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Men's Dress Shoes Suggestion
To all: I felt bad for my husband wearing his dress shoes and SOCKS in Jamaica for the fancy restuarants - especially when I can wear dress sandals. Looking through the Harrington catalog I think I found the answer for him and others of you out there. They have several models of boat shoes. The pair I picked for him (on back order - so I'm crossing my fingers we'll get them and they'll be perfect) are supposed to feel like wearing mocassins and one doesn't have to wear socks with them. Check out www.HerringtonCatalog.com. In the catalogue they're listed for $69.99 but on-line you can get them for $10 less, normally they're $120.
August 18th, 2009, 02:17 PM
I wear closed toed sandals with no socks. As long as they are close toed and look nice, no one will care.
August 18th, 2009, 03:09 PM
I always find it amusing at the great lengths some folks go to get around the dress code requirements at the higher end restaurants, and for what turns out to be rarely more than two hours max per visit. And shoes seems to be the leading contender for these actions. Are they really that much of a pain to wear, or is it more of a packing issue?
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August 18th, 2009, 04:31 PM
So dress code requires closed toed shoes in the higher end restaurants? Getting married in Oct at CSS, good thing to find out before we get there.
August 18th, 2009, 05:22 PM
I purchased a pair Sanuk sidewalk surfers (named "Kingston" of course) for our trip to CN this past March. They are the most comfortable sandals I have ever worn. I wore them sockless to dinners as well as everywhere else. I ended up buying a couple more pairs when we got back. Thet sell for $48-$55 and come in a variety of colors and designs. Some only come in full sizes. I normally wear 8-1/2 and the size 9 fits perfectly.
Check them out at http://www.sanuk.com/products/225136
August 18th, 2009, 05:27 PM
good point i was curious would a pair of flippers from the water sports shed be considered closed toe? i would have to believe so.
Originally Posted by Ron & Rosa 25
So if any other wives feel bad about their men wearing shoes or dont want to pack you may want to investigate this creative "get around "
August 18th, 2009, 06:15 PM
Ron and Rosa,
Shouldn't that be 0 for 4 club? If so, we're members, too!
August 18th, 2009, 06:17 PM
August 18th, 2009, 06:25 PM
I don't think boat shoes without socks is trying to get around anything. There is no stipulation that socks must be worn, and my docksiders with a nice pair of linen slacks and a polo shirt have been acceptable attire for three visits. It is a matter of looking nice while still maintaining a comfort level.
August 19th, 2009, 04:15 AM
I realize that the area is a beach but man, c'mon...you're there w/ the wifey/husband/boyfriend etc. Its not going to hurt to dress up a little.
August 19th, 2009, 08:14 AM
Check out the dining page for the specific dress code at CSS: http://couples.com/14cs/44diningCS.htm Have fun!
Originally Posted by cwaters4
Yeah, my hubby never wears socks either. Just the long pants and closed toe. His are actually a leather sandal. Here's a pic of what shoes he wears every trip and has never had a problem at any of the resorts.
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August 19th, 2009, 09:40 AM
Actually the dress codes states "closed shoes" for men, not "closed toe".
Hubby wears socks and shoes to Feathers and he is quite comfortable. It's actually quite chilly in there some evenings.
August 19th, 2009, 09:47 AM
rock- negril might just be the capital of casual..... if so many folks want to get dressed up for dinner god bless them just keep in mind negril is not NYC,vegas or miami it is negril. A strip of beach "established" in the late 50's and 60s as a place for bohemians to hang, smoke, paint make music.
Originally Posted by Rock Lee
I am still curious why so many people would go to couples with their SO go to a wonderfully romantic dinner and pay so much attention to the foot wear of the other patrons ? Can someone enlighten us on this dynamic? There must be something to it since we see these posts each week and the passion in the answers is very prevelant. just a note rock we love getting dressed up living in nyc trying new resturants never gets old
August 19th, 2009, 10:14 AM
Just wanted to say always have appreciated your great help!
Hubby got some leather sandals that are called Fisherman sandals...love 'em!
August 19th, 2009, 10:37 AM
Yep. "Boat" style shoes, no socks, worked for me. dinner isn't long, the rooms are nearby, he can always change back into sandals after dinner if he wants.
August 19th, 2009, 11:04 AM
August 19th, 2009, 11:56 AM
To Lou - Thanks for your comment on 8/18 - that's exactly what I was trying to accomplish - comfort as well as some style. Vicki
August 19th, 2009, 02:06 PM
Ok I hate Crocs just as bad if not worse as most people BUT I found these while I was looking the other day.
August 19th, 2009, 07:24 PM
Men's toes are very ugly and I fully respect the closed toe shoe requirement. My husband wears an old pair of dress casual black shoes without socks and just deals with it for the few hours. The meal is well worth the effort.
... it keepsh me shane
August 19th, 2009, 07:41 PM
August 19th, 2009, 10:01 PM
Why all this talk and worry about closed shoes for men? Surely its no big deal to dress up a little for one or two evenings. If you wear shorts, T shirts and flip flops all year isnt it refreshing to do something different?
I do find that this issue bothers American guests far more than European, but I dont know why.
August 20th, 2009, 03:38 AM
Shoes w/o socks is a little...uhhhh, ghetto! You got to dress to impress.
August 20th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Looking forward to our first Couples experience in a week or so, going to CN, apart from the "dress up" restaurant can anyone tell us if smart dress type shorts are ok for the other restaurants?
And while on the restaurant subject what is the smoking policy, we are both non smokers.
August 20th, 2009, 10:08 AM
rock impress whom? I will ask and hopefully someone can provide an answer
Originally Posted by Rock Lee
If you are at couples with your SO and enjoying a truely wonderful/romantic dinner how and why would another patrons attire come into your focus. Someone must be able to explain this dynamic. I agree 100 with the listed dress code and do agree it should be " honored" but please help us understand the obsession on policing other patrons attire during a romantic dinner. Looking forward to the responses
ps rock if you ever get a chance to go to the cape,nantucket or hyannis i am not so sure those folks will agree with the no sox +shoes == ghetto lol..
August 20th, 2009, 12:12 PM
Wow. Those aren't bad at all.
Originally Posted by photochick
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