A pub has decided to ban outfits that show off men’s uncovered ankles as well as grey tracksuits.
The Dreadnought boozer in Leith, Edinburgh described itself as ‘old skool’ and ‘a pub that knows how to party.’
The pub won the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) City of Edinburgh Pub of the Year award in 2018 and 2019. It is also considering a ban on flip-flops.
The signboard shows the image of a man donning a leather jacket and turned-up jeans, with bare ankles and smart shoes, another image shows a man dressed in a grey tight-fitting tracksuit cuffed at the ankles and trainers, described as ‘jobby catchers’. This move was appreciated by some people and they said it should be applauded.
One person said: “Their pub. Their rules. And I agree with them. I’d add baseball caps and beanies to the list.”
Another added: “Anything that encourages our younger menfolk to dress better should be applauded.”
One wrote: Yet lassies can strut in half naked. Very classy.”
A post on the pub’s Facebook page justified accusations of ‘snobbishness’ and said: “We were accused of snobbishness last time but, frankly, they just make the place look scruffy.
“We do our best to keep the place looking reasonably smart and, if the first you see when you walk in is a group of lads wearing matching grey marl jobby catchers, we may as well have installed a beaten up bus shelter in the corner and invited folk to take a slash against it.
“Just to prove our sartorial prejudices cross all boundaries, we’re also taking a stand against this horrendous current trend of half mast jeans, bare ankles and shoes.
“If you’re going to base your fashion choices on what the staff at Urban Outfitters were wearing, there’s a place created especially for you. It’s called Brewdog.”
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