Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But the world of Bridge has certainly been discussing what to wear, since players of the game have been told officially to smarten up their act, reports the BBC:
Bridge... is to get a new behaviour policy to clamp down on rowdiness and unsuitable attire.Does chess need smartening up too?
The English Bridge Union is planning to introduce the national policy in a bid to tidy up players.
Top British and European player Tony Forrester supported the policy, saying that clothing did affect play.
He criticised men of all ages who attended tournaments "in shorts, smelly T-shirts, sandals, no socks".