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What is "Casual Dress"?

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What is "Casual Dress"?

I'm visiting Boston with my husband and my son. This is my first trip to Boston in almost twenty years!

I have booked a restaurant "Union Oyster House," for dinner one night through OpenTable. They say the dress code there is "Casual Dress." I would like you to tell what it exactly means. I usually wear capri pants and a T-shirt or a blouse in summer whether in Japan or abroad. My husband and my son wear short cotton trousers about knee-length and T-shirts. We'll be in our casual sandals. Is it all right?

Thank you in advance!

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1. Re: What is "Casual Dress"?

You and your men folk will be just fine.

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2. Re: What is "Casual Dress"?

I've never eaten there but I think you'll be fine.

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3. Re: What is "Casual Dress"?

Thank you very much, Alanm and bmoruzzi, for your quick response!

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4. Re: What is "Casual Dress"?

I agree with posts above. You will be fine.

It's confusing because there's casual dress and something called "business casual," which is a bit dressier, but still casual. You're fine for casual dress.

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5. Re: What is "Casual Dress"?

You wil be fine indeed enjoy the seafood.

Saitama, Japan
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6. Re: What is "Casual Dress"?

Thank you, CarolineMcMuffin and OLDIESGUY. My guidebook does explain "Casual Elegance," "Smart Casual," and "Nice Casual." But it doesn't mention "Casual Dress."

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7. Re: What is "Casual Dress"?

Casual is the lowest level, if you understand what I mean.

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8. Re: What is "Casual Dress"?

Thanks, Alanm, that made it easier to understand.

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9. Re: What is "Casual Dress"?

Agreed. Boston is a casual city. Jeans, flats, cute blouse, etc and you will fit right in in most places. Have a nice trip!

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10. Re: What is "Casual Dress"?

Thanks, EricaMM. I lived in the city about a year from 1993 to 94, and visited there in 1996. I'm really excited to come back!