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Another Celeb denied access to Qantas Lounge [Dress code]

Matt_01

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I'd have thought the rule is pretty clear, she's denied access courtesy of item 2. Hubby is clearly allowed since "shorts" or not banned. Seems Celebs have difficulty ready anything bar Social Media ...


Item of clothingPermitted
Thongs and bare feetNo
Head-to-toe gym wearNo
Beachwear (including boardshorts)No
Sleepwear (including ugg boots and slippers)No
Clothing featuring offensive images or slogansNo
Revealing, unclean or torn clothingNo

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BD
As I continue in the pot stirring I lived in MEL for a number or years and was a full member of the VRC which enforces dress codes to a higher level than QF. From the rules above I have witnessed all of the above at Flemington during the season.

Before everyone comes back with a justifiable argument I will put it out there provided QF maintains some consistency I do not give rats. Some of the old lounge dragons have little or no understanding that torn jean, designer thongs, or board shorts costs more than the cheap 2 for 1 ill fitting suits that the DYKWIA wear.
 
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As @Hvr alludes to, thongs can be very different depending where you are from.
Must admit, when I first landed on the shores of the Lucky Country (some time ago now) and saw signs outside Melbourne nightclubs stating ‘no thongs’ I did wonder whether I was in the right place.
 

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Stirring spoon at the ready...
Just because they cost more doesn't mean they look good or fit the dress code ;)
...stirring spoon into the dishwasher
Although I may agree with you in many respects I will stand by my comments. I travel in the business world of suits, my teenage daughter does not get this, she will save and spend what I consider to be a stupid amount of coin on sneakers and torn clothes, I don’t get it but that is her choice. A while back I did not get the ripped clothes thing but am coming to terms with it. I am still trying to understand why a good set of runners that used to around $50-100 now costs a **** load more.
 

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The dress code is one of those policies that sounds good but in reality makes very little difference.

When the lounge is chockablock full of screaming kids and the floor is covered in food, simply not having a few people in there in gym clothes is not going to materially make it a more enjoyable experience.
 

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Qantas was right, but dress codes are kind of outdated in this day and age... they are just asking for trouble with this really.
Yes it is a shame that style and class are now so passé ! Once upon a time (most) folk would take care to be appropriately attired for whatever activity they were undertaking, T shirt , shorts and thongs for the beach / pool , formal attire for church weddings , funerals , formal occasions , (formal) dining out . And (smart) casual for those times where being over or under dressed doesn’t work. I agree that more formal wear for travel is a bit silly. But I also feel that wearing “Gym” attire for every occasion has become a bit silly.
Personally , I prefer a more casual look in most of my daily activities. For a man (or woman for that matter) adding a jacket to Jeans and a collared shirt lifts the look without sacrificing comfort or style, at least IMHO.
Maybe I’m just old fashioned, I guess what passes for acceptable now will in another 20 years be frowned upon or joked about too.
 

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You reckon Koni Hurrell could get into QF Pub wearing thongs?

http://instagr.am/p/B7ZqwtSAqwV/
Reposted from NRL Instagram
There is a clear ethnic aspect to his formal wear and I suspect he would , somehow shoes, or boots may not look as good, that said maybe a “sandal” of some description would be a better look. Growing up in NZ I recall that sandals were worn with this kind of attire not thongs / Jandals .
 
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Such a vexed question - and a question no doubt that a whole bunch high up in QF are continually wrestling with - they are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

Just look at the myriad of views already expressed in this thread ranging from basically open slather to formal wear (ok I exaggerate slightly)

Do they administer a rigid dress code and satisfy the older generation or do they loosen dress code and attempt to satisfy the younger generation who will be their main customer base in the future? How do they satisfy both?

I would contend that many minds who have a far greater knowledge and understanding of the operation / implementation / effectiveness / popularity of existing dress code and possible future trends are addressing this right now.

Whichever direction QF takes some will love it - some will dislike it - most will tolerate it and comply - but occasionally some will be told they do not meet current dress code - up the track sunshine - and we will be back debating it again in another thread.
 

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However high viz is ok for the Qantas fashion police. No one mining an agenda there.
 

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However high viz is ok for the Qantas fashion police. No one mining an agenda there.
When people in head to toe activewear (for business purposes) single-handedly make many routes profitable for Qantas, I'm sure they'll also make the sensible business decision to allow a significant proportion of their profitable customers into their lounge. This being somewhat of a corner case however, it is perhaps not such a straightforward decision.
 
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Although I may agree with you in many respects I will stand by my comments. I travel in the business world of suits, my teenage daughter does not get this, she will save and spend what I consider to be a stupid amount of coin on sneakers and torn clothes, I don’t get it but that is her choice. A while back I did not get the ripped clothes thing but am coming to terms with it. I am still trying to understand why a good set of runners that used to around $50-100 now costs a **** load more.
If your daughter doesn't want to go to the lounge that's her choice to make though.
 

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I can't believe anyone is suggesting thongs are appropriate for a business lounge.
Thongs are good at the beach for the run over the hot sand between the car park and the ocean.
For pottering around the garden or satisfying the footwear rule on an unplanned trip to Bunnings.
Nothing else.
Unacceptable footwear in a supermarket let alone a business class lounge.

As for this "influencer", she got exactly what she wanted.
People are talking about her and about the clothing brand.
Mission accomplished.
The outrage is disingenuous.
 

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Activewear sounds like a term dreamed up by some PR guru, to promote sportswear as high-end fashion.

A track top, or bottom, regardless of the fabric or label, is still sportswear, even if the wearer is maybe too precious to actually work out in it. More for a glamorous appearance rather than practicality.

The glamour-puss, upthread, seems to be adopting a fashion pose at the lounge entry, as though on a fashion shoot. I’m not saying that it was all contrived, but hey, free publicity is better than a kick in the booty.
 

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For pottering around the garden or satisfying the footwear rule on an unplanned trip to Bunnings.
I think Bunnings got rid of that sign, at least the two near me have as I've seen barefoot customers there. Haven't tested it myself though.
 

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Perhaps the answer might be to have two sections of the lounge - just like the smoking and non smoking sections in some places.

Those who want smart wear can stay in one section and the rest can stay in another. I'm sure the ones who aren't smartly dressed won't mind the smartly dressed in their section but it doesn't seem to work the other way.
 

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Perhaps the answer might be to have two sections ...

Those who want smart wear can stay in one section and the rest can stay in another ...
Those domestic sections might be the Business lounge and the Qantas Pub? Too bad though if there’s only the Pub.
 

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Those domestic sections might be the Business lounge and the Qantas Pub? Too bad though if there’s only the Pub.
But both of those have the same code in the capital cities.
 

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Perhaps the answer might be to have two sections of the lounge - just like the smoking and non smoking sections in some places.

Those who want smart wear can stay in one section and the rest can stay in another. I'm sure the ones who aren't smartly dressed won't mind the smartly dressed in their section but it doesn't seem to work the other way.

That’s what the outside area is for...... the great unwashed (lol) :cool:
 

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