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February 10th, 2011 at 2:37:39 PM permalink
Some people like to dress up when they are going on vacation. Vegas certainly has an aura to it that I think would help that. I'm not sure what the point is in dressing up going to a local casino 20 minutes from your house though.

I wear shorts/pants depending on the temp + collared shirt. But this is 95% of what I normally wear. I will never wear a tie unless the occasion means it is mandatory. I'm fine with tshirts, but I generally eat at 1 nicer place each day and I just feel odd ordering some disk for $30-40 with a tshirt on. I guess I just don't want to give the impression to people that this is my one splurge for the trip and the rest of it will be at fast food(granted I still get this at 3am each morning :) ).

Gambling I don't care though. I've seen people betting $200/hand wearing tshirts and they didn't look at all out of place. I do get a kick out of people in suits at a $5 table getting overly excited about winning $10 though. Nothing wrong with that, I just like it when 2 things seem to contradict each other.
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February 10th, 2011 at 5:03:57 PM permalink
I don't know what "Smart Casual" looks like, so I Googled it. Look who turned up:

Seems a bit too formal for me, but I have seen this look in many Vegas casinos. I've also seen the tie-less open dress shirt get up too.
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February 10th, 2011 at 7:55:22 PM permalink
My usual is jeans, a button up shirt with the sleeves rolled up, and sneakers. Or if it's the summer probably a golf/polo shirt, some cargo shorts, and topsiders. but I always wear a collared shirt, because I look 16 years old if I don't.
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February 11th, 2011 at 11:02:56 AM permalink
I must have looked at too many photos from the 50s, where all you see are men in suits and women in dresses. On past trips my nostalgia for that kind of atmosphere made me forget the reality, so I ended up regretting what I packed.

I think I've got it figured out now, after a few overdressed visits to Ellis Island.

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