A Pub In Edinburgh Has Banned People From Wearing Shoes With No Socks
A pub in Edinburgh has taken the drastic action of banning shoes with no socks.
The pub - which has won the City of Edinburgh Pub of the Year award two years in a row - has revealed punters will not be allowed in if they violate either of the rules.
But the boozer has now been accused of snobbiness, after also revealing their intentions to ban flip-flops, too.
"We were accused of snobbiness," they wrote on Facebook.
"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."
While the rules might seem a tad extreme, the pub are adamant about their fashion rules.
"Just to prove our sartorial prejudices cross all boundaries, we're also taking a stand against this horrendous current trend of bare ankles and shoes," they continued.
"PS, the days are numbered for flip flops, too."
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The decision has received a huge amount of support online, with several customers and visitors to the city commenting on the new policy.
One wrote: "Never been in your pub but I commend you on your dress guidelines. If I'm ever in Leith I will make a point of visiting."
While another said: "Top work mate! Can we throw vest tops into the mix?"
Meanwhile another customer called the idea "a sensible policy for a happier Scotland".
Mairi Beaver, who runs the popular fashion and lifestyle blog This Girl Can, had a mixed reaction over the new regulations.
She said: "Whilst I applaud anyone who advocates that 'jobby catchers' shouldn't be worn anywhere other than the gym, suggesting that a cheeky turn up is not welcome in the hipster-heartland of Leith is a bit risque.
"I love the tongue-and-cheek approach - much more preferred than the bouncers of George Street's approach."
We wonder what will be next on the pub's list of fashion faux-pas....
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