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Friday Question of the Day – At What Point Do Dress Codes Go Overboard?

by Prince Of Petworth March 25, 2010 at 9:10 pm 102 Comments

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I’ll admit it right away – I hate dress codes. But when I saw this sign on 18th Street in Adams Morgan I couldn’t believe it. “No timberland boots”? How can they possibly single out a brand like that? I mean why not say – no boots? I suppose I can understand places that want to maintain an air of class by banning sneakers and shorts but Timberland Boots? Am I thinking too deeply on this? Or does this seem a bit odd? I know it’s going to go there so I’ll just straight up ask it – is there a racial element to this?

I’m waiting for them to say anybody with their hair parted to the left will not be allowed in. Specifically banning Timberland boots seems that arbitrary to me.

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