The dress code set forth below is applicable at all times for members, guests and individuals using overnight accommodation. Business casual attire or better is required throughout the Clubhouse, Monday through Friday, with the exception of specified areas, or specific events where the dress code will be announced prior to the event. "Smart casual" dress is allowed for traversing the Lobby, and up and down the front elevators. This permits members and guests to come and go to the Club's bedrooms and Athletic Facilities in "smart casual" attire, which does include jeans. Loitering in the Lobby in "smart casual" attire is not allowed.
Always acceptable in the Clubhouse with the exception of specified areas, or specific events where the dress code will be announced prior to the event.
Only permitted in the Club's Athletic Facilities, (the Aquatics and Group Exercise center, massage and steam areas, locker rooms, Strength and Conditioning area, and squash courts; collectively referred to as the "Athletic Facilities"). Note, members and guests dressed in Athletic attire may enter and depart only through the service entrance in the west alley or the west valet entrance to the Clubhouse and must utilize the back service elevator or back stairs to access Athletic Facilities. Athletically attired members and guests should never enter through the main revolving door on Monroe Street or use the main guest elevators.
(or better) Is acceptable throughout the Clubhouse on Saturdays and Sundays. Note, Casual attire may be worn by members and guests on weekdays only for accessing the Club's Athletic Facilities or bedrooms.
The following are not allowed in the Clubhouse unless such are appropriate to the Athletic Facilities: (i) shoeless, (ii) shirtless, (iii) wearing of baseball caps, or (iv) wearing of tank tops.
"Business Casual" Attire
Defined at a minimum as: Men and boys over the age of 12: slacks and (i) a collared shirt or (ii) a collared shirt and sweater or (iii) a turtleneck. Women and girls over the age of 12: slacks or skirt with a blouse or a sweater or collared shirt. Bare midriffs are not acceptable.
Defined at a minimum as: Men and boys over the age of 12: (i) business suit with collared shirt and tie or (ii) slacks and sport coat with collared shirt. Women and girls over the age of 12: (i) business suit (pantsuit is acceptable); (ii) dress or (iii) blazer with collared shirt or sweater with skirt or tailored slacks.
Defined for both men and women as gym shorts, bicycle shorts, tshirts, lycra tops, gym shoes, sweat shirts, sweat pants, jogging suits and bathing suits.
Defined for both men and women as denim (skirts, jackets and pants) of any color, tailored shorts, tshirts, tennis shoes and sandals.
"Smart Casual" Attire
Defined for men as Bermuda length shorts, jeans, collared shirt or polo shirt tucked in and boat shoes. Defined for women as tailored Bermuda length shorts (no shorter than 3" above the knee), jeans, conservative top and dressy sandals or deck shoes. Not allowed are athletic shoes or flip flops, clothing with holes, rips or patches, "cargo" pants or shorts, tank tops, untucked shirts, and open toed sandals for gentlemen.
Exceptions to the Dress Code
- Formal dinner service (check with staff for location) for men requires, at a minimum, Business Casual attire with a sports jacket.
- Weekday Millennium Park attendees in "smart casual" attire may enter the Club then should wait in the back vestibule by the west valet entrance while a staff member accommodates their needs.
- Persons aged 12 or under are dress code exempt.
- Certain Club events (i.e., New Year's Day Open House) have a mandated dress code. Publication of the dress code for special events will be in the monthly member newsletter or on the website.