What do people typically wear to jazz clubs in Paris? In NYC, SF, and NOLA, I wear "nice" jeans -- would this be out of place in Paris, i.e., Duc des Lombards, Le Sunside? Thanks!
Hmmm. Sounds like your putting on the Ritz. The only thing I noticed was scarves, both men and women, seem to be de rigueur these days in Paris.
We went to Le Caveau de la Huchette in November. I wore a nice pair of black jeans, a black blazer, and a dress shirt. Seemed about right. People were dressed nicely for a night on the town, but not "over the top". Although there were 2 couples dressed right out of a 1950s movie. There was some serious dancing going on! Lots of fun. Closed the place down.
I went to shows at both Duc des Lombards and Le Sunside. It could have been a bit less fancy since I went mid-week (Tuesday and Wednesday), but I would say the dress was pretty casual. Jeans were fine. Some of the men were in jackets and women were in dresses, but most people were pretty casual in their attire, but no sneakers (aka trainers or running shoes). I highly recommend both venues to music fans :)
Nice jeans dressed up with cute shoes/top is totally fine just about anywhere in Paris but the fanciest/trendiest clubs and restaurants and would be totally acceptable for a jazz club. If it would fly in a similar venue in NYC, it would fly in Paris (not necessarily SF, but we northern Californians are so much more casual ;)
Other than for restaurants with Michelin stars or in snooty hotels, you can wear pretty much what you want. It may be disappointing but the only one who will notice you is you. I once saw a man wearing a gorilla suit strolling with a friend through the Pompidou art museum and attracting a glance from me but not many more.