Dress standards

Dress Standards

When visiting the Members’ Reserve there are certain dress standards that members and their guests must follow.

The dress standards are enforced at all events in the Members’ Reserve, so to avoid any embarrassments at the turnstiles, pleasure ensure that your attire, and that of your guests, is appropriate.

Notwithstanding the outlined dress standards, management reserves the right to refuse entry to any person considered not suitably attired.

Members' Reserve

When accessing the Members’ Reserve, the minimum standard of dress for both men and women is neat casual.

Examples of neat casual dress include jeans and a collared shirt for males, and jeans and a top for females. If members and guests wish to wear a football jumper in the Reserve, it must be worn on top of clothing that meets the Members' Reserve dress standards.

Please note: Males 15 years and over must wear a collared shirt (even if worn under a collared sweater or jacket) at all times in the Reserve. This continues to be the major reason for male members and guests being denied admission.

Hats, caps and beanies and football jumpers must be removed before entering the Jim Stynes Grill. Hats, caps, beanies and football jumpers may be worn in the Frank Grey Smith Bar.

Members Reserve Dress Standards
Acceptable dress standards: Examples of neat casual dress include jeans and a collared shirt for males, and jeans and a top for females.

Not Acceptable: Men
• Footwear: thongs, scuffs, dilapidated footwear, gumboots, moccasins, slippers and ugg boots.
• T-shirts, singlets, torn or ripped clothing (even if ‘designer’ tears), shirts not supported by a collar (including crew neck shirts). Skivvies are acceptable
• Football, running, athletic, bike, tennis and board shorts.
• Tracksuit pants.
• Beachwear.
• Overalls.
• Any clothing displaying racist or similarly offensive messages

Not Acceptable: Women
• Footwear: thongs, scuffs, dilapidated footwear, gumboots, moccasins, slippers and ugg boots.
• Torn or ripped garments, even if "designer" tears.
• Running, athletic or bike shorts, or sportswear such as tennis skirts.
• Tracksuit pants.
• Beachwear.
• Bikini tops and tops showing bare midriff.
• Any clothing displaying racist or similarly offensive messages.

Members Reserve Dress Standards
Not acceptable because: Man – Torn jeans, thongs, no collared shirt. Woman – Bare midriff.


Frequently Asked Questions
Can I wear my Birkenstocks into the Reserve?
You can wear Birkenstocks and sandals into the Members Reserve.

Can I wear a football team supporter polo?
As your football team polo has a collar, you can wear this in the Members’ Reserve.

Can I wear a football team playing jumper?
Yes, but it must be worn on top of clothing that meets the Members' Reserve dress standards. Adult males must wear a collared shirt underneath.

What about hoodies?
Yes, but adult males must wear a collared shirt underneath.

What is the dress code for the Committee Room by Grossi?
Members' Reserve dress standards, as listed above, apply when dining in the Committee Room by Grossi.

Long Room, Members' Dining Room, Committee Room and John Landy Room

When visiting the Long Room, Members’ Dining Room, Committee Room or John Landy Room on match day, a higher standard of dress is required for both men and women.

The dress standard for males is a lounge suit or tailored jacket, shirt, tie, slacks (tailored chinos are acceptable) and dress shoes.

Females are to dress to a similar standard.

National costume and religious requirements such as a clerical collar are acceptable.

Members Reserve Dress Standards
Acceptable dress standards: The Long Room and Members' Dining Room dress standard for men is a lounge suit or tailored jacket, shirt, tie, slacks (tailored chinos are acceptable) and dress shoe; women are to dress to a similar standard.

Not Acceptable: Men
• Any form of sports shoe such as joggers, track shoes and runners.
• Sandals and any shoes without socks
• Jeans, cargo pants or non-tailored pants
• Open-neck shirts or shirts without collars
• Parkas, duffle coats, wind-breakers, tracksuit tops, gold and yachting weatherproofs, waist-length jackets including bomber jackets, denim jackets, zippered jackets, anoraks and driz-a-bones.
• Hats, caps or any other headwear unless part of national or religious dress.
• Pullovers or cardigans (without a jacket), rugby tops and football guernseys, even if wearing a tie.

Not Acceptable: Women
• Any form of sports shoe, joggers, track shoes, runners and casual sandals.
• Tank tops.
• Jeans, cargo pants and non-tailored pants.
• Leggings or shorts.
• Parkas, duffle coats, denim jackets, wind-breakers, golf and yachting weatherproofs, anoraks and bomber jackets.

Please note: Footless tights are acceptable if a suitable dress is worn over the top.

Members Reserve Dress Standards
Not acceptable because: Man – Zippered waist length jacket, no tie. Woman – Jeans, tank top, casual sandals.