Excuse our obsession today with the 21 Club's shocking decision to drop its ties-mandatory policy. On second thought, don't. Because what's dawned on everyone as the news sinks in is that 21 was, in fact, the last public restaurant in the city with such a mandate, as the chart above from the Zagat Survey confirms.
For further hand-wringing, may we direct you to one Mr. Brooks of Sheffield, he of Lost City and Eater's Who Goes There feature, a gentleman who is, shall we say, not happy with 21's decision: "This news upsets me, much more than it really should. It's more of an involuntary, visceral response. I feel physically ill."
· The End of Civilization as We Know It [Lost City]
· Eater Requiem: On the 21 Club's Shocking Dress-Down [~E~]
· 21 Loses the Tie [~E~]