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    Default Funny experience at Chef Pepper in santiago

    So my wife and I decided to have dinner at chef pepper in santiago and had an interesting discussion with a random couple.

    The guy looks over to me and says fairly loudly to his wife in spanish .. "Who comes to a fancy restaurant at night wearing shorts and sandals, must be American..?" so she just shrugs and I respond to him, "Who goes out to eat and bothers looking at another dudes legs and feet?" and his wife just bursts out laughing at him since I guess he assumed I was American.. Afterwards I talked to my wife about it and I guess I can understand where some people come from on their view of how to dress in certain situations.. For some people going out to chef pepper's is a special occasion which they may have had to save up months just to do so dressing up is appropriate for them, for me going to chef pepper is just like a regular chain restaurant like TGIF or chilis in the states so its not really a big deal.. The decor of the place is so light there's no way I would ever feel like it was a "fancy" restaurant, just because the food is overpriced doesn't necessary make it a fancy restaurant does it?

    i guess i just had to make a rant about how idiotic some people can be when living on a TROPICAL island..

    i think a poster here said it best when someone asked "How do I dress like a Dominican?" and they responded "Just pretend like it's not hot"

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    Chef Pepper's is about equal to McDonald's in atmosphere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKY View Post
    Chef Pepper's is about equal to McDonald's in atmosphere.
    Agreed. Pero aqui en Santiago eso es la norma de gente "decente". Shorts and sandals are a faux pas in most environments. I am not here to judge the merits of that, just saying it is what it is and if you are choosing to relocate here you will have to adapt to some degree. Many of the private schools here wouldn't let you through the door to pick up your kids dressed as such. For doing business, unless it is a very informal business, forget about it. Food shopping, ball game etc. etc.

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    miesposo sometimes says i get away with many things because i am a gringa. no doubt about it. i use flip flops all the time, to all types of social occasions. including trips to santiago or SD, especially if i need to do lots of walking.
    i have never really heard anyone say anything about my looks and if i did i would loudly comment how only pretentious chops would dress up for such a special "occasion" as eating in a chain restaurant. mala educacion? certainly. but guess what, i don't care.

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    I used to wear sandals until I got turned away from a bank. Now I wear what's considered normal. Also, except for maybe a month it really doesn't get too bad here however this year which was a little longer than most. Sometimes I'll go out in shorts to the local colmado but I instantly am sorry after the mosquitos eat me up. I expect before long you'll be wearing pants and nice shoes and maybe even a fedora - it's called aplatanandose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redscot View Post
    Agreed. Pero aqui en Santiago eso es la norma de gente "decente". Shorts and sandals are a faux pas in most environments. I am not here to judge the merits of that, just saying it is what it is and if you are choosing to relocate here you will have to adapt to some degree. Many of the private schools here wouldn't let you through the door to pick up your kids dressed as such. For doing business, unless it is a very informal business, forget about it. Food shopping, ball game etc. etc.
    food shopping, ball game, I've been faux pasing it up for the past 2 years now haha.. I seriously doubt that I will change after having come here 3-4 months a year for my entire life and living here the last 2 full time.. I just can't see myself wearing long pants and closed leather shoes when its like 90 degrees outside and humid as hell.. i guess it's a good thing I don't need to actually do any business here, never had a problem at banks though, maybe it's just the relationship.. i love when people say I can get away with it because I have money.. I just think to myself.. what happens if you don't have money and dress this way? Do they send you to jail or something.. lol.. funny vanity! (no wonder fake ferragamo shoes sell so well in La Sirena)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    I used to wear sandals until I got turned away from a bank. Now I wear what's considered normal. Also, except for maybe a month it really doesn't get too bad here however this year which was a little longer than most. Sometimes I'll go out in shorts to the local colmado but I instantly am sorry after the mosquitos eat me up. I expect before long you'll be wearing pants and nice shoes and maybe even a fedora - it's called aplatanandose.
    I LIKE the fedora... can I wear it with my cargo shorts and raggety looking sandals???? LOL It would make an interesting replacement for a ball cap. LOL

    Everyone tells me how well I blend when I'm in the D.R. Pretty amazing for a fair skinned freckled redhead. (Yes... I'm kidding.)

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    thinking about FEDORAS.... brings back some great memories. KOJAK... made fedoras and BALD cool. lol

    "Who loves ya', baby???" LOL OH... back on topic... I've eaten many times in Chef Peppers in Punta Cana dressed in my shorts and sandals... BUT Kojak would NEVER go into a restaurant dressed in shorts and sandals ... not even Chef Peppers. LOL


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    Only Dominican Yorks and gringos use shorts a lot here and they do stand out. As for your dress at Chef Pepper, well that is up to you as a "tourist"....

    Like Chip said, the mosquitoes usually make the point of getting people to wear long pants and socks.


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    its funny how they could judge on the way how you dress, and five minutes later they leave plastic bottle/bag/whatever on street/playa/wherever. How about they learn to use zafacons and later judge others people's clothes ;-) ?

    pathetic

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