Men’s Style Tips for Restaurants with a Dress Code

Whether it’s a business dinner or a get-together with that special someone, there may be no better place than a classy restaurant. However, there may be places where a dress code will be strict. Meaning you may not be allowed entry for wearing everyday street clothes.

Not to worry, we have you covered with this guide on men’s style tips for restaurants with dress codes. By the time you finish reading this, you’ll have a good idea of what to put together. Great style is on the menu with this guide. 

Want to avoid the awkward mishaps and not be denied entry? Let’s get started right now. 

Understand the dress code 

To begin, it’s important to know the dress code of the restaurant you plan on going to. If it’s a special occasion or if you want to get the best fine dining experience possible, this is something you need to do. Dressing appropriately will make you feel confident and leave a lasting impression. 

Nevertheless, you want to know the dress code so you don’t avoid any mishaps or that awkward “you can’t be allowed in”. Check the restaurant's website or call ahead to ask about the dress code. One of the things to look for is whether or not a jacket may be required or if you’re allowed something that’s more smart casual. 

Tailored attire for something more polished 

Even if the restaurant doesn’t have a dress code, it wouldn’t hurt to wear something that looks sharp. In addition, you could go for something that will be tailored and perfect for your fit. For example, Berle offers Polyester Wool Tropical pants that can be tailored to your personal fit.  

You can choose one that will match well with the rest of your ensemble. Don’t forget to wear a coat with a matching color as well. Make sure that’s also a tailored fit as well. 

Don’t know what colors will be best? No need to worry. Your fail-safe options include but are not limited to navy, charcoal, and black. 

These colors offer versatility and will allow you to mix and match with accessories of all kinds of colors. If the dress shirt is white, almost any color or pattern for ties will be a good fit. After all, they say white goes with almost everything. 

Shirts and ties 

Of course, if the dress code requires you to dress up - it’s a no-brainer option regarding what to wear for shirts or ties. You can find a shirt that is crisp, well-fit, and will look sharp on you. Once again, white is always a fail-safe option for many reasons including the ease of color matching with ties and other accessories. 

But if the dress code calls for a black tie, follow it. Any other color is a no-go. You will still look polished and sophisticated anyhow. 

If the code is a bit more relaxed, try and aim for something more polished as opposed to flashy. Make sure your tie can easily complement the rest of the outfit. 

Groom yourself 

Dressing sharp is one thing. But being well-groomed is another. You’ll want to neatly style your hair, maintain your facial hair (if any) and even clean and trim your nails.  

Of course, you’ll want to take a shower as well. After you’re fresh and clean, get a cologne that will smell good. Don’t choose a scent that will overpower those around you. 

After this, you’re good to go. Put on a pair of Berle’s Super 100’s Gabardine Pleated trousers, a shirt, a jacket, and your dress shoes. After that, you should be good to go. 

Respect the rules 

Finally, it’s important to make sure you respect the rules. You’ll want to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. Adhering to the dress code will be an excellent contribution to the ambiance as well as the overall experience of the restaurant you go to. 

Think about it - you have a date with that special someone. Or you are meeting with an important client for business. You want to look your best and be your best.  

When you respect the rules, it reflects who you are as a person. Make it a night to remember and be respectful and courteous to the restaurant staff and others around you. 

Final thoughts 

We hope you found this guide helpful. Now you’re ready to go out with style. Even if the rules say you have to. If you have nothing that will help you abide by the dress code, Berle has you covered.