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dresscode evenings in alberque

Discussion in 'Camino Frances albergues, pensions and hostals' started by Marc Everaert, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Marc Everaert

    Marc Everaert New Member Donating Member

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    Hello,
    Little question.

    is it unusal to wear shorts in the alberque in the evenings after walk and for dinner?
    i leave in may.
    thank for advice.
     
  2. Anemone del Camino

    Anemone del Camino Anemone

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    People normally wear what they will be wearing the next day to walk. Carry two sets of clothes only: today's and tomorrow's. I have never noticed what people wore in albergues; I guess that must mean shorts are ok, if you like walking in shorts.
     
  3. dougfitz

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    It certainly wouldn't be unusual to wear shorts in albergues, and there were some people who would wear shorts to dinner whether is was in the albergue or somewhere else. It really is your choice - I don't recall anywhere that had what might be called a dress code on any of my Camino walks.
     
  4. peregrino_tom

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    Hi Marc, don't be concerned about lowering the tone of the evening by wearing shorts - you won't be. If there are cyclists staying in your albergue, the 'men of a certain age' are likely to be wearing their lycra..
     
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    Wear whatever you feel comfortable in, keep in mind weight.
     
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    Glenn Rowe Enjoying the outdoors since 1957

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    "My eyes, my eyes...!!!" ;) :D :D
     
  7. november_moon

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    And then there's always that guy who lounges around in his tighty-whities like he's in his own house :eek:

    But yeah, shorts are fine in the albergue and at dinner. If it's warm, lots of people will be in shorts.
     
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    Oh no! Not in Spain, too! :eek:
     
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    Damn! Am I going to need to get us some lycra?

    Marvellous (mis?)quote from somewhere I don't recall from a man of a certain age. "I always wanted a body that would make young women faint. I just didn't think it would be this one"
     
  10. Marc Everaert

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    thanks:)
     
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    M.A.M.I.L.
    Middle Aged Man In Lycra :eek:
     
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    :D:cool::rolleyes: .... dress code in albergue ??? .... :D ....
     
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    Oh please ... no visuals ...
     
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    Maybe we can propose to Ivar a yearly fashion show in Compostela, with the latest of "Camino chic". I think there is a potentially very profitable niche market, and probably there would be many corporate sponsors.
    :p:D
     
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    This has been the funniest post of information yet hahahahahaha
     
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    Oh, thank you so much for the morning laughs
     
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    Dress Code tends to be ... no one cares .... Peregrino you leave all sense of looking good by the time you get to Roncesvalles especially if you go over the Napolean ... just try to not get stuck to someone else's Compeed in the shower.. and yes the Lycra is in abundance. Puts you off your Pulpo, hence why we turn to Orujo by the time we get to Leon :) Buen Camino ...
     
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    Got a lovely memory of arriving just the other side of Sarria in a large Albergue and most of our Camino family were having afternoon drinks in the sun. We must have looked like a bunch of sunburned, dusty, footsore, tramps with agaffa tape around the feet. When suddenly in came two "Camino Barbie's" dressed to the nines with massive roller suit cases and Louis Vuitton backpacks that had just been dropped off by Jaco Trans fresh off the flight and smelling wonderful .... Before we could stop them the two wonderful but very vocal Australian nurses in our family blurted ... "Glekkers !! .. So being too smart is not always good ... have a great trip
     
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    jozero Happiest When Walking

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    Dang... after some things I have seen (and cannot unsee to this day) Lycra (or any other piece of covering) would have been a greatly appreciated upgrade :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    The requirements for evening dress are formal. Men must have a tuxedo and bow tie. Cummerbund is de riguer. Men must be clean shaven. Cologne is optional. Women must have a formal gown, shoes, and a tiara. Hair must be styled. Footwear must be patent leather. Women must wear hose, men must wear black silk socks. All clothing must be freshly cleaned and unwrinkled. As always, when you sit for dinner use your forks from the outside in. And your napkin should be in your lap.
     
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    Darn! Left our medals at home. Plus shower cap so using supermarket bag. Does that replace tiara?
     
  22. Bob from L.A. !

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    The only dress code in the albuerges is No Dress Code! Comfortable and casual.
     
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    Be glad some set the bar low and make others look good by comparison
     
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    That is hysterical !!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!
     
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    My sister is still giving me crap over wearing socks with sandals. She didn't walk the Camino, so she doesn't "get" it, but I assured her that socks and sandals are the height of Camino chic, especially at dinner. Yeah, you don't want to look too smart - you lose your street cred.
     
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    Sandals and socks allowed only if socks have toes. ;)
     
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    Oh yes, toe socks are a must :cool:
     

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