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#89459 - 03/31/11 06:35 AM Dress code
brir Offline
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Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 11
I know that this question has been asked, and answered a thousand times over. However, I have a domestic argument to put to rest!

We were discussing our upcoming trip to FP with a couple who visited FP last year for their honeymoon. The topic was dress code. Dress code has been answered on this forum many times over, so I had a pretty clear vision of what it entailed. With that being said, this couple insisted that closed toed shoes were required for the guys at most of the restaurants. I found this humerous! My FW insists that they are the authority on the topic. I dismissed the notion of a tropical island location outlawing sandals and such for diners.

Could the experts clarify what is expeted of us when dining and put this to rest? AKA-prove me right.


#89460 - 03/31/11 07:16 AM Re: Dress code [Re: brir]
hamara Offline
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Registered: 01/07/02
Posts: 2360
Loc: Washington/Moorea
In over 35 years in Tahiti and a "Carte de Sejour" (Resident Permit holder) I have NEVER worn closed toed shoes in Tahiti.
My Burkies without sox,shorts,and a button front or polo shirt
are OK. The way we tell who's a tourist is by their white sox and tennis shoes.I wear long pants to and from Tahiti
on the plane only. Long pants,shirt, and sandels are fine.

Edited by hamara (03/31/11 07:18 AM)

#89461 - 03/31/11 07:38 AM Re: Dress code [Re: hamara]
DenverJoe Offline
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Registered: 09/10/02
Posts: 2137
Loc: Indiana
I never wear anything but flip flops the whole time I'm there. And we have eaten at some of the fancier places with no problem.
Nothing better than a Hinano in hand and toes in the sand.

#89462 - 03/31/11 10:19 AM Re: Dress code [Re: DenverJoe]
Patti. Offline
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Registered: 03/28/04
Posts: 2675
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
Other than his reef shows...my husband has NEVER even brought closed toed shoes to FP.

You win! Did you bet soemthing good? :-)

#89487 - 04/01/11 10:52 AM Re: Dress code [Re: Patti.]
brir Offline
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Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 11
Thank you all for your responses and putting this to rest!

Once again this site proves to be a huge resource.

#89500 - 04/02/11 02:35 PM Re: Dress code [Re: brir]
Poehere Offline
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Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 2600
Loc: FP
And the proof...: when I get out of FP it takes me 4 weeks to get used to wearing closed shoes ROFLMA
* with sunshine *

#89502 - 04/03/11 06:41 AM Re: Dress code [Re: Poehere]
Old Wife Online   content
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Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 2579
Loc: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
LOL, Poehere! That reminds me of watching some Tahitian women get off of an Air France flight (just back from Paris, I assume). They were all dressed up and as soon as their feet hit the tarmac, they took off their shoes & walked barefoot to the building. I got a real chuckle watching this line of fancy-dressed women in their bare feet, looking so happy!

#89512 - 04/05/11 08:10 AM Re: Dress code [Re: Old Wife]
BarbiJKM Offline
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Registered: 02/14/07
Posts: 6491
Loc: Mesa, AZ
Closed shoes? Arggh, I had to wear them yesterday for the first time in 5 weeks because it was cold at the LAX airport (and on the plane) and my socks look funny with flip-flops!

In 17 years of trips to FP, neither hubby nor I have EVER worn closed shoes to any restaurant there, or anywhere else in FP!


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