Keeping It Country

According to WSMV-TV, a Nashville bar bans people from wearing well-loved hip hop clothing brands.

It’s nothing new to establish a dress codes at bars or restaurants, but what if someone said you couldn’t wear your favorite outfit—because of the name brand? That happened at On The Rocks, a bar near Music Row, and some think it has gone too far.
The bar is a popular hangout on Demonbreun Street, but the new dress policy has caused some to question the bar’s motive.
The bar recently displayed a dress code that stated: No Baggy Clothes. No Chains. No Sunglasses. No Grills. The code also prohibits certain clothing labels: Southpole, ECKO, ENYCE, Sean Jean, Phat Farm, FUBU, ETC.

The brand specific dress code is creating controversy because the brands chosen suggest racial profiling, despite appealing to a large white audience. For instance, I’m white as can be and I have a pair of Phat Farm jeans on as I write this. I think I’ll drop in for some wings next time I’m in Nashville and find out if this stupid policy is selectively enforced.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Disc golfer. Fan of Kurt Vonnegut, community radio and wolves in the wild. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.

  • td

    … which begs the question, does one have to be white to legally possess a honky tonk badonkadonk?