Ask LasVegasLynn > Men had to wear a Tie to get into a casino during the 1950's?

I have heard this several times and would like to find out if it is true...Did men have to wear ties and ladies dresses to enter the big casinos?
I long for the days past when folks actually got "Dressed" to go out.
July 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSherry
No, this has always been a myth.

1. Las Vegas has always been "come as you are" The fashion of the 50's and 60's appeared much more formal because, it was, compared to todays standards. Think about what Ward Cleaver wears when dining at home. People would even dress different to fly on airplanes. The rules of fashion back then were spelled out quite specifically. Protocols were defined based on what was available. No clothing manufacturers were making shorts and t-shirts for regular day wear. Denim was reserved for farmers and did not make it to teenagers until the late 60's.

2. Many pictures that we see from the old days were specific special events. Events where it was expected to dress up.

I long for the days when people would wear powdered wigs to go out.
July 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJimmy

Back in the 1950s and the 1960s it was much more fashionable to get dressed up to go out. Many places had a dress code.

To go see a show in Las Vegas was no different, Men and women dressed up, some a tad over the top with mink stoles and such, but women wore dresses and men wore coats and ties.

By the 1970s, standards were loosening up. The desire to dress for dinner was waning, Levis were becoming popular.

By the 1980s,things had changed dramatically.

We would never have dreamed back in the 1950s and 1960s that people would wear shorts, tee-shirts, flip-flops and such when visiting a resort hotel but that just shows how much times and our culture has changed.
July 12, 2008 | Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn
Check out the Rat Pack Style Rules on the internet.
August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie Carpenter
I think that's the way they could recognize their customers. Anyway, different countries have different rich cultures.
December 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkids clothing
Is this really true? I can't even find the answer on Google.
July 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterprimigi shoes
I moved to Vegas in 1943 and left for Oregon in 1994.
Through all my years in Vegas the dress code was always "come as you are." People usually dressed up a little to go to the showrooms but it was not required. There were a few fancier rooms like the one at the top of the Desert Inn that required a tie and provided one if you weren't wearing one.
December 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDave Johnson