Las Vegas: A Man’s Guide On What To Wear
Visiting Las Vegas can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many people so it makes sense that when they hit the casinos and clubs of Sin City they want to ensure they are suitably dressed for the occasion. Here is our guide on what to wear when you’re out and about in the gambling paradise.
Hitting the Casinos
It’s what most people come to Las Vegas for. The casinos on the Strip are renowned across the world so a night out at the Caesars Palace or Bellagio is a must for the vast majority of tourists. However, the casino can be a real minefield for players at the tables. Your dress code can be the difference between players fearing you at the tables or disrespecting you.
With many games to choose from like poker, roulette, slots and many more, the choice of attire can be quite tricky for some players. Roulette is one of the famous games within the Las Vegas casinos. Many players that want to avoid dressing up to play, have decided to take their skills and use it in online casino gaming.
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The key is to keep it simple yet stylish. Smart casual is your best approach on the casino floor. You do not want to stand out from the crowd in an exhibitionist manner. There are enough flamboyant characters around and you do not want to become one of them. Get yourself into some jeans or chinos. Keeping the smart shoes is probably best for looking respectable. A single tone shirt adds some sophistication but leaving the tie out of the equation maintains a relaxed aura. Polish things off with a jacket. The colour scheme is up to you. Keeping it to the white, grey, and brown colours will avoid any issues but throwing in the odd bold colour to mix it up can sometimes work a treat.
This is more of a complex decision. Not only does it depend where you are eating but it also depends who you are eating with. A meal with friends at a laidback venue can allow you to dress down slightly with polo shirts, chinos, and smart trainers.
However, if you’re in more esteemed company such as a loved one or a business partner then you might want to sharpen up a bit. This also goes for if you’re eating at one of the more upmarket eateries in Las Vegas such as Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand, Top of the World at the Stratosphere, or Estiatorio Milos at the Cosmopolitan. Get your smartest shoes on, pull on some suit trousers, and get your smartest shirt out. The tie is optional but, again, it is entirely down to your company.
Dance the Night Away
Many a night in Sin City is synonymous with the phrase “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” so if you are hitting the clubs in Las Vegas then you need to be prepared for anything to happen. The number one term for a night out in Vegas is “comfort”. Now, obviously, we don’t mean you can go commando, wear some swimming trunks, and put on your favourite sandals. Some common sense is required. That said, you need to select clothes that will allow you freedom to move and ensure you do not turn into that sweaty man stinking the dance floor out.
Keep the footwear smart to cover any potential dress code entry policies. Smart or smart casual trousers can be worn but the option of jeans or chinos is more appealing if you’re intent on getting your kicks off to some cheesy tunes throughout the night. Finally, pick your favourite shirt and keep it loose. No tie, keep a couple of buttons undone and roll up the sleeves if it keeps you cool. The option of a smart polo shirt is even a possibility. You should also remember to adjust your style for your venue. If you’re hitting Drai’s or XS then you might want to switch things up compared to partying at Hakkasan or Foxtail.
Doing a Show
One of the most attractive things about Las Vegas is the vast array of glittering shows that can be seen. Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion, Absinthe, and Penn and Teller are all examples of fantastic shows to be witnessed but what dress code should be worn. Is it the same as your local theatre or is it like the West End in London or Broadway in New York?
The biggest mistake people make when seeing a show in Las Vegas is underestimating the level of smart dress. People often dress as if they are out clubbing after. That is a faux pas in Sin City. Seeing a show in Las Vegas is not just a night out, it is an experience. It is definitely a case of dress to impress. Suit it up. Do not rule out the prospect of a three piece either. Wear your smartest shoes, don your best trousers, pick out your sharpest shirt, get your jacket, and put on a tie that complements the occasion. Dressing well for a show is not only a sign of respecting yourself but it is also a matter of respecting the artist.