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Qantas Club Dress Standards...Stubbies, singlet and thongs....What the???

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I'm not regarded as the snappiest of dressers but I sit here (BNE Q Club Lounge) staring at a guy that looks like a larger version of Paul Hogn from his 70's TV show.

This prompted me to check the requirements and here is what I could find:

Item 10.7 "Smart, casual dress standards apply at all times. Individual lounge managers will have discretion to administer these standards as they reasonably deem appropriate in the circumstances."

From here The Qantas Club Terms & Conditions

Does anyone think that the above is a little beyond acceptable?
 

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Obviously the managers and/or staff do not administer the standards.

Why anyone would want to stubbies, singlets and thongs in a lounge is beyond my comprehension but best not to go there....
 

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I think you need to be more culturally sensitive. Stubbies, singlets and thongs is considered to be smart casual in Queensland.

Up here in the Northern Territory, stubbies, singlets and thongs is considered appropriate business attire, but only if business thongs are worn.

Naturally when going out at night we wear dress thongs.
 

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This topic comes up regularly and is very hard to answer. Some people take a very stern view and other just don't care what other people wear. Soon we will hear from people who say their casual clothes were more expensive than the suits that many people wear.

Can of worms - officially open...
 

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The thongs I think are definitely acceptable. As for singlet and stubbies... I'm not so sure :/
 

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The thongs I think are definitely acceptable. As for singlet and stubbies... I'm not so sure :/

Smart, casual thongs. And maybe smart, casual singlet and stubbies to match.
 

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From Dress Code for Qantas First Lounge? forum, post # 15:

http://www.australianfrequentflyer....e-qantas-first-lounge-28356-2.html#post407598


Originally Posted by tyrolean


... The last time I have been in the F-Lounge in MEL there was an elderly couple. She was wearing thongs. The disgusting thing was that she cleaned her feet in the Restaurant area: Clipping the nails and putting toilet-paper between the toes...


No-one has bettered this in the Dress Code Qantas First Lounge forum as yet. It may be easier to better it here, for the QP.






 

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Outside of the beach or your own backyard, stubbies and thongs are not, in my view acceptable.

In the QP or on the aircraft absolutely unacceptable. I do not thing everyone should wear suits, but show some respect peeps!
 

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Does anyone think that the above is a little beyond acceptable?

It is not really any of your business unless the persons behaviour is offensive.

It is up to the Qantas staff who obviously gave the person access in this case.
 
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I wore thongs to the Anytime Access wake. :rolleyes: I was hoping someone would have a go at me but they didn't.

I was initially knocked back at the nightclub I went to later that night due to my tootsie attire, but when all my (much cooler than me) friends refused to go in if I was refused entry, the bouncers miraculously changed their mind about the rules. Though honestly, the way that night turned out, it would have been much better for me if I'd had to go home...:shock:
 

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Hmmm..... Wonder if I would gain entry wearing a smart casual thong :)

It may depend on what sort of thong, then again, maybe not:

1. A narrow strip, as of leather, used for binding or lashing.
2. A whip of plaited leather or cord.
3. A sandal held on the foot by a strip that fits between the first and second toes and is connected to a strap usually passing over the top or around the sides of the foot.
4. A garment for the lower body that exposes the buttocks, consisting of a narrow strip of fabric that passes between the thighs supported by a waistband :shock:
 

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I'm not sure if i'll be allowed into the Perth QP next Wednesday morning - I don't have a fluro hi-vis safety shirt to wear. :(

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I'm not sure if i'll be allowed into the Perth QP next Wednesday morning - I don't have a fluro hi-vis safety shirt to wear. :(

:)
I understand they are fairly cheap :!:




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I often turn up to the lounge in a suit... I get rid of it as soon as I can shower and get into something more casual/comfortable.

By all means be comfortable.... But please dress appropriately for WHEREVER you happen to be.

I don't think you have to spend a huge amount of money to have class!!

Try to have some respect for your fellow travelers AND yourself!!
 

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Try to have some respect for your fellow travelers AND yourself!!
And there in lies the problem. Most people don't know the meaning of respect and do not care what they wear and society is now accepting of very poor dress standards.

I have said it before and will continue to say it. There is no place for stubbies, singlets and thongs outside of beach and possibly backyard barbeques.

Comfortable? Smart casual is just as comfortable....
 

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Unfortunately much of society is on a race to the bottom of the barrel in terms of class and standards... and many people think that the world revolves around them rather than reciprocating something for the benefit of others...

and no a bit of class doesn't cost much, but then you can't really buy it, you have either developed a certain minimal level or are oblivious to it and other people's reactions...

i am no dress nazi, but that wouldn't be my preferred get up, although hard to say exactly where the line is these days... and as for most businesses, the money of the yobos is the same colour as the high falutin' types...
 
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