Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Tesco Dress Code
The statement stuck to the sliding doors reads: 'To avoid causing offence or embarrassment to others as well as for health and safety reasons, we ask that customers are appropriately dressed when visiting our stores. Shirts/Tops and shoes must be worn at all times.' So no trousers is alright then???
It's not long since a similar ban was placed on pyjamas, as shoppers took 24 hour opening as a green light for nightwear. With no shoes there's the possibility you might slip and then sue for compensation. The question is are we bothered by the sight of a few beer bellies?
So often as soon as the sun comes out style is set aside. Along with shirtless men we get girls bikinis when there's no beach in sight - not to mention yards of see-through white linen (worn with black underwear). When I was in Dubai, where a 'modest' dress code is enforced in public places, I have to say that the effect was a whole lot more elegant approach to summer dressing. Maybe Tesco have a point.