Dress Codes Are Open To Interpretation — And A Lot Of Contention : Code Switch : NPR: A Minneapolis nightspot called Bar Louie landed in the news after some local residents took issue with its new dress code.
No flat-billed hats. No long white T-shirts. No large chains. No sleeveless under shirts. No athletic apparel. No sports jerseys without collars. No excessively baggy clothing.
(Either Bar Louie's proprietors had some really ugly exchanges with Chingy back in 2003, or something else is going on.)
"What is excessively baggy clothing?" one woman complained to a local Fox affiliate. "You might as well say, 'No blacks allowed.' It's ridiculous."
The local news station said that the dress code was not in effect at a different Bar Louie location in Minnetonka, a suburb of Minneapolis. (Minnetonka is about 90 percent white.) Another Bar Louie location in Memphis after it adopted a similar dress code last year.