I do not and you would be in the minority if you do. Now, I am not saying this as a negative....it is up to each and every person to dress how they want and that is the beauty of it all.
I don't even bring ties anymore. I simply bring a dark suit with a nice shirt underneath and I, personally, never feel out of place. Heck, you will see people in there, although VERY few, that don't even wear a suit.
Our group of 12 that travel together always wear tuxes. We just enjoy dressing up. Not "Snobby" at all. Everyone should feel free to do dress how they want and feel good about it. On our last trip to Mexico in May, I would estimate that 60% or better wore tuxes. Everyone else that came to dinner in the dining room looked nice also.
> Our group of 12 that travel together always wear tuxes. We just
> enjoy dressing up. Not "Snobby" at all. Everyone should feel
> free to do dress how they want and feel good about it. On our
> last trip to Mexico in May, I would estimate that 60% or better
> wore tuxes. Everyone else that came to dinner in the dining
> room looked nice also.
You miss my point as do most...
It is not most people who wear a tux are snobs but it is all people who think I should wear a tux are snobs.
I always wear a tux on formal night. I feel that it adds to the ambiance and atmosphere of the occasion. On my most recent cruise on the Zuiderdam, a lady actually walked up to me and said "Sir, thank you for wearing a tuxedo this evening". My response was of course, "My pleasure". To each his own, but I feel that formal night is a special occasion and dressing appropriately enhances the experience.
I also wear my tux on formal nights. My wife loves dressing up and so do I. We're not snobs and we don't really care what any one else wears. I have even bought some very bright and wild cummerbunds and bow ties to "dress up" the tux. I think part of the fun is "going along" with the various themes. My suggestion is to do what makes you feel good.
My husband and son both wear tuxes and my daughter and I both dress in formals on our 7, 10 & 12 day cruises. We have our picture taken, they race through dinner, run to the room and change into shorts to go to adventure ocean. But at least I have the picture and we use it as our Christmas card each year. We are a handsome family--at least for a few minutes that evening--LOL!!!
I wear a tux... I din't think I would enjoy it, but I do... and I'm so far from being a "snob" that it's not the same universe. Personally, it doesn't affect me one way or the other what others wear. However, some people also miss the point when they think people are snobs because they believe that it is the adult and responsible thing to do in observing the suggested traditions.
You will see a mix of differnt kinds of dress, even on formal night.
I always wear a tux or dinner jacket. I, too, am not a snob. I could care less what anyone else has on, or doesn't have on. We enjoy dressing for dinner. We usually have a few pix made and then head for the cabin and dress down for the late show.
Always, and I'm not a rich snob,(no offense to anyone) but I went to buy a new suit for our first cruise and found a Tux at S&K for less than the suit, so I bought it and we really enjoy dressing up on formal night, don't get to very often. It is a very special thing to us.
i love wearing a tux I do it both nights
I am not a snob....BUT the rules are the rules
I have been denied access to many "ala carte restaurants" at all-inclusive resorts because i didn't have slacks with me the only person I begrudge is my travel agent for not telling me so that i could pack appropriately.
the person who said they thought that those who felt he should "dress up" for formal night was a hair out of line....while i think that it makes no diff wheter its a suit or a tux those are the rules for the dining room and they should be adhered to...
the one thing i would agree with is at least he eats in the alternative dining
there are just some people who think the rules dont apply to them....(not neccesarily the poster in question) perhaps they are the snobs
I agree with Jim, but it does not bother me at all to see people in jeans or whatever, we dress up because it's our cruise and we want to, just like it's all those other peoples cruise too and they do what they want. I did not want anyone to take what I said the wrong way about the snob crack, just meant we are not wealthy, just working folk like most here, and did not mean people who have lots of money are snobs. Sorry if I offended anyone, I need to read my post a little better before I hit the post button. Rob