London has long been famous for its cool-Britania street style. Now, with more of us preoccupied by fitness than ever, 'athleisure' has become pretty much the norm.
Whatever your age or occupation, you may have recently worn Supergas to a meeting, done the school run in yoga pants, or sported sports luxe on a night out. And now it seems that that even Mayfair's dressiest establishments have surrendered to the charge of the trainer.
Dexters are particularly interested in what this says about the changing habits of Londoners. If dining out has become as casual an affair as staying-in, what better city to do it in? While London's most exclusive restaurants are mentioned here, we'd apply this changing dynamic equally to the supper clubs and canteens that cater to every taste and budget.
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wearing casual footwear to a restaurant was once seen as so uncouth that it was banned outright by most respectable establishments. But the tide has turned. When some of the country’s top celebrities were spotted wearing trainers to restaurants it was only a matter of time before London’s smartest dining venues found themselves forced to abandon their previous bans. Most recently it was the film director Matthew Vaughn, who directed Kick Ass, Layer Cake and X-Men: First Class, who was spotted in a pair of white trainers leaving the Ivy last week, alongside the model Claudia Schiffer. A few weeks ago Trinny Woodall, stylist and TV presenter, turned up at Scott’s Restaurant, in Mayfair, for a lunch date with Charles Saatchi, also sporting white trainers.