Here’s your dress code
Recently a certain Colonel DK Dass and his wife were barred from entering a pub. Mrs Dass was wearing a sari and for the pub-owner, this dress was a no-no. We asked some pub owners their opinion on the incident.
Sohrab Sitaram of Tabula Rasa says, “It’s a tactic to not allow a certain crowd to come and spoil the party.” Kashif Farooq of Urban Pind is all for the Indian attire. He says, “If you’re wearing it right and not looking tacky you, are most welcome in my club.” F-Bar’s Rajan Madhur has no qualms about wearing traditional clothes or even a pair of shorts.
He says, “We are from the tropical country...So if somebody is wearing slippers (nice looking ones, not bathroom slippers) and shorts and is carrying it well, then they are allowed.” To give you a clear idea on what to wear and what to avoid, HT City gives you the do’s and don’ts of some hip clubs in Delhi.
Do’s and don’ts:
Do’s — Smart casuals (T-shirts and jeans), saris and suits
Don’ts — Slippers, half pants, pajamas
Tabula Rasa, Saket
Do’s — Smart casuals, formal kurta pajamas, saris and suits, other formals
Don’ts — Keds, slippers and shorts
Urban Pind, GK-I
Do’s — Smart casuals, anything in sync with fashion, Indian attire, in fact dress anything you can carry well and smartly
Don’ts — All tacky
garments, whether western, Oriental or Indian
F-Bar & Lounge, The Ashok, Chanakyapuri
Do’s — Jeans, trousers, jackets, shirts, T-shirts, smart slippers, keds that ‘do not look like keds’, skirts and saris
Don’ts — Anything which just doesn’t look good is a big no-no here.