I don't think anyone is worried about what other patrons are wearing. Rather, these posts come on the MB because people want to be clear on the established rules so that they will be able to dine at the reservation-only restaurants without problems.
Mark & April
CSA - 06/03 (Honeymoon), 07/08, 10/09, 10/11
Secret Rendezvous - 11/05 (CN), 06/07 (CSS), 12/12 (CTI)
During our first trip in 2002, I was unaware of the closed toe shoe requirements for LeGourmet restaurant. Luckily, one of the greeters allowed me to borrow his shoes in order for my bride and I to enter the restaurant.
The gesture was very kind and unexpected....but my bride's favorite part of the story is that I wear size 15 shoes, and I "shuffled" into the restaurant wearing borrowed 8-1/2's!!
Since then, I wear my closed toed shoes during the flight there, and pack my sandals. I did notice one guy during another visit that pulled dark socks over his sandals, and went inside relatively unnoticed.
The current issue of Esquire magazine, in a fashion column, specifically states socks should never be worn with boat shoes. If it's good enough for Esquire, certainly a male fashion authority, it's good enough for me.
I don't care what Esquire Magazine says. I always wear socks. I wear socks with dress shoes, boat shoes and even sandals. I wear socks with flip-flops. I even wear socks when I shower and especially when I clip my toenails.
Kris and Jamie
I don't mind dressing up (for dinner or otherwise) but we love sitting out on the deck at Casanova (CSS). The ocean view with the moonlight is incredibly romantic.
But, I get hot sitting there in long pants and socks and shoes
I would be in favor of allowing nice sandals with long pants
no flip flops
Reading is fundamental. It's just that for some, it's more mental than fun.
My husband wears boat shoes,no socks, linen pants and a nice collared shirt, I think socks would look a bit strange. like when your older uncle wears shorts, black dress socks up to his knees and loafers. Oh, you mean you don't have relatives like that?
There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage ~Mark Twain
Gansta'! What about socks with sandals and shorts?
I really don't think they enforce the shoe dress code. At least not at CN. My husband had a toe injury from beach volleyball and it was too painful to wear the dress shoes he brought so he just wore flip flops (and they were not dress sandals). I figured someone would say something then we would just explain the situation. But no one noticed or said a thing. So on our next trip we are not wasting the suitcase space with his huge dress shoes!! Are they really going to deny your reservation just because of your shoes?
They definitely enforce the shoe dress code. We saw a man on what was clearly his wedding night (the wife was in a wedding dress) sent back to his room for proper footware at Feathers in December. It happens. It's really not a big deal to wear closed shoes. It just isn't.
LandS09- is it possible they made a beach volley ball injury exception ? Did you hubby wear socks with the flip flops ?
Perhaps next time you go,your hubbby can wear his closed toed shoes while playing volley ball to minimize any injury
Each resort has a closed-toe shoe restaurant. Feathers is CSA's, but there is one at CN.
Is this the case? I understand back in the day if you had those puma "clyde" you could walk anywhere in style.
So in just three posts we have seen
sneakers ( pumas)are acceptable
if injured flip flops are acceptable
who can help clear up these conflicting dress codes
I don't understand what the problem is. If you check out the restuarnts online, each resort has a dress code in their description. What is the problem with respecting the code? Would you go into a restaurant that says "black tie" without a jacket/tie, or a dressin hte US? Just follow the dress code, or go to one of the other restaurants. If there is a specific problem, like an injured toe, that is the exception, and understandable. But otherwise, just follow the rules.
Wow. It seems like the original question was answered a long time ago. Can we beat this subject to death even more?
Kris and Jamie
We were told that if a man has a nice pedicure, then it would be ok to wear open toes sandals to the nice restaurants.