1. said

    January 28, 2006 at 10:53 pm

    What happened to common sense? I’m suprised there is a need for a sign to point out the obvious, but looking at today’s culture, maybe I’m not so suprised.

    Thanks for posting that. Made me think (and I like thinking).

  2. ngongo

    January 29, 2006 at 1:32 pm

    Just curious. What exactly does this make you think about?

  3. Anonymous

    January 29, 2006 at 1:42 pm

    Isn’t that just a poltically correct sign of saying “No Black People”?? It is one thing to have signs like no tshirt and jeans, but when you have to list out such things as du-rags for a place such as yale club, it makes you wonder…

  4. Anonymous

    January 29, 2006 at 2:33 pm

    I have several A-A friends who are Yale alums and are club members. I don’t think the sign applies to them!!!

  5. The Sartorialist

    January 29, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    I wa kinda joking, it was not really the Yale Club it was some club in Greenwich Village on University Place,
    I thought the Yale Club was the polar oppisite of what the sign was about.

  6. emeeul

    January 29, 2006 at 7:16 pm

    I take this to mean “No Hip-Hop.” Black or white or anything else, it doesn’t matter about race per se. The sign says “We don’t want particular culture ‘a’ in our establishment. We do, however welcome with open arms particular culture ‘b’. Thanks, and don’t come again.” I probably wouldn’t frequent such a place.

  7. The Sartorialist

    January 29, 2006 at 8:47 pm

    I cannot say for 100% sure but my perception is that it was an Afro-American club that did not necessarily want to be hip-hop. I know there were black frats at my college that had dress codes for their dances.

  8. Our Money Staff

    February 1, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    Obvious a store with style. I’m not sure we should rush to assume the sign was apimed at black folks. I’ve seen enough non black folks with due rags to last many a life time, and then some. Ivy league doesn’t decrease one’s penchant for due rags. How shallow we are in our imaginations to think so strangely.

  9. Martina

    February 3, 2006 at 1:15 pm

    Isn’t the style in the style in the garment – and not in its basic definition? Cashmere hood? Jewel encrusted base cap?

    We need more, not less possibilities

  10. Anonymous

    February 20, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    It is a sad world where you need to base a person on the clothes they wear. Maybe if we wore the same uniforms it would be a different world..

  11. Anonymous

    December 30, 2006 at 12:50 pm

    No…they meant black males…lets stop making excuses people…it will always be a racist world.

  12. danielle

    April 10, 2007 at 11:33 am

    i’ve seen a lot of black clubs with those signs. it’s just a demand to look smart, and the loose baggy clothes of hip-hop culture is too casual for clubbing these days. at least the black clubs which want to attract a well dressed stylish clientele.

  13. SunshineCityLassie

    January 2, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    All interesting points.

  14. Anonymous

    February 22, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    This is not an indictment of black people. Rather, it is an indictment of the rap culture.

    The rap culture is NOT the black culture. I believe that the black culture is leagues above objectifying women and idealizing gang lifestyles like the rap culture does.

    Go Bill Cosby.

  15. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    going through ‘the archives’ and found this – the amazing ugly textured tape used in ample abundance is perhaps the best detail…and No Exceptions Thank You as an afterthought tacked on after the first notice was taped up…

  16. Anonymous

    August 15, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Thanks for places like these some common sense still prevails, or so I hope!

  17. Rrandy Fecundity

    May 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    The Yale Club would never be so liberal with its use of tape on the window.

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