One of the most searched for terms on Foobooz over the last month has been “Hop Sing Laundromat dress code.” And it seems like more people should be searching for it as Lê from Hop Sing Laundromat says he turns away 30+ people a night because they don’t meet the Chinatown bar’s dress code. Here is an illustrated look at what will get you in and what will have you wondering if there are any other spots worth drinking at in Chinatown.
Adhering to the Hop Sing Laundromat dress code is actually pretty easy. No flip flops, no sandals, no sneakers, no shorts, no hats. But we’re going to show you how not to come to Hop Sing and even offer you a few suggestions for what you might want to wear.
This guy is a model and even his uncovered feet aren’t getting into Lê’s cocktail emporium.
Sorry Charlie, your Koto Blanket Stripe Shorts and sneaker combo aren’t getting you past the front door, even if Henry Rollins himself gave you that Black Flag tattoo.
Damn right you better Obey. Take that hat off before you ring the bell, sunshine.
Hey Crouching Tiger Thinking Man, congrats on graduating from shorts and flip-flops, but those are still sneakers and one of them is untied, don’t trip on your way to David’s Mai Lai Wah.
Some Suggestions on What to Wear to Hop Sing Laundromat
We asked Philadelphia magazine lifestyle editor Emily Goulet (her office is not decorated in post-it notes and whiskey bottles) for some help picking some outfits that will have you saddling up to the bar at Hop Sing and looking stylish to boot.
You can’t go wrong with a great tailored blazer and dark wash denim—bonus points for a tiny cuff (Man bag not necessary).
Chambray is in – Emily likes this Gitman linen button-up.
Jeans are allowable at Hop Sing. Especially if they’re these great slim-fit Citizens of Humanity jeans.
It isn’t difficult to adhere to the dress code at Hop Sing. Check out this simple outfit. Emily loves the layering and the pop of blue in this great basic crewneck.