by Kevin Allman
The Warehouse District club Republic got a lot of attention last year when it posted a stern new dress code in the window: "IF IT'S ON THE JERSEY SHORE, IT'S NOT COMING THROUGH THE DOOR."
Normally I leave the fashion news to Missy Wilkinson and the reality-TV references to Lauren LaBorde, but even I had heard of this bold dress code ... though I'm usually slumped over a nice warm glass of Ensure and a Matlock rerun each night by the time Republic opens its doors to the bold and the beautiful.
The major differences seem to be the gilt frame and the objection to one particular designer; Republic's sign specifies "No Affliction," while SkyBar's says "No Afflicition."
Anyway, here's a screenshot from SkyBar's website:
Help Grandpa out here and I'll give you a Werther's Original. Are those wannabe gang signs? ASL for "I love you"? A jaunty Hawaiian "hang loose"? The Esperanto symbol for "Call me, baby"?.
OK, back to my Ensure.