""Women can get away with wearing shorts to work, but men can't. I have an issue with that," says some guy who, as a designer, SHOULD TOTALLY KNOW BETTER.
Listen, if you'd like you're totally welcome to wear a sundress. Just not shorts.
Just put on a kilt and quit bitchin.
Ok, but if your thinking about getting in my panties, well, just let me know.
Believe me, you'll know.
I'm an unashamed shorts-wearer. I think that pants are shackles we put on ourselves. However, I also think that looking like an idiot is inadvisable. These are perfectly reconcilable positions. How come I can do that but the fashion designer can't?
1) you are not in the bar after work quite yet so button that top button.
2) it may be that the jacket is a bit long, but i have a suspicion that he is wearing a short sleeve shirt with a tie…yes, i would like fries with that order.
3) TUCK IN YOUR GOD DAMNED SHIRT YOU FUCKING SLOB.
Suit jackets with shorts make men look like the grown up version of little boy ring bearers at a wedding.
I think I detect a hint of sleeve just above the hand that's on his hip. Or it could be the lining of the jacket.
I did that at my dad's second marriage when I was six or so. I also pretended I was a ventriloquist dummy, so.
This is great advice for the 100% of men who are bankers and lawyers. Thanks!
Do women who don't work at a summer camp wear shorts to work?
Not in any of the industries I've worked in, they don't!
fucking "ranty, rant, rant" (sigh)
Girlfriend in the Jezebel post was working at an ice cream place. Shorts are fine for retail, especially if where you spend most of your time isn't air conditioned.
If you're in an office of any form? Fuck you and your "dress shorts," regardless of gender.
If a woman wore a skirt that hit as far above the knee as the shorts this dude is sporting, she would be whispered about and judged in many places where I have worked.
Ditto on the length for the unflattering but sometimes permitted "City Shorts" which are basically bermudas in suiting fabric and not as comfortable as a skirt anyway.
Would the designer wear the tie in the shower, as well?
My office's summer clothing policy was recently sent out via email and strictly forbid culottes, clamdiggers, and skorts. I still have the email saved somewhere, it was priceless.
We get that memo every year. Shorts and cutoffs are always in the "Not Appropriate" column. I think capris have to be "tailored."
Ours (my company is has a super casual dress code, btw) forbids sheer clothing, clothing which leaves the midriff exposed, and torn jeans. Which is actually kind of hard because we now live in the 80s and we are all employed as rock stars.
That comment about his feet is reason #48719 why men should never wear sandals.
So true. My nephew (age 6) asked me recently, "How come your toenail looks like that?"
My feet don't look gross, and if you see me in the summer, you're seeing my feet. And my legs. Because I'm wearing shorts and sandals.
@hman, but how come?
Those shorts may be seersucker or something fancy, but they're mostly reminiscent of old-timey boxers which makes it look like he simply forgot to wear pants.
Walking to work today, I found myself admiring the calves of a gentleman who had shorts that fit like a glove, cuffed at the knee. And then he turned and I saw it was a VERY TALL CHILD.
Also, THE NEON ORANGE MADRAS SHORTS ARE SOLD OUT AT JCREW. Today has been horrible.
You need to be caught, like a predator.
You're a sicky.
@boy: I know, neon orange shorts?
I know it sounds crazy, but they were really quite subtle (the shorts)
I've always wanted to purchase their madras jacket and matching shorts to wear together to a job interview.
I am actually committing a Choire/Balk double crime today: I am wearing cargo shorts at work.
I feel nice and cool when I go outside and I have enough pockets for cigarettes/phone/keys/wallet etc. so the awl can kiss one of my many pockets.
I don't care what anyone says about cargo shorts, they are utilitarian and that's enough for me.
Particularly in the summer when the side pockets are perfect for carrying sunglasses and a camera. Utility in clothing can be taken too far (see Crocs and Tevas), but cargo shorts are fine.
Not getting the Teva hate. They're super comfortable. Not for wearing to work, but elsewhere… they're on my feet.
@ Sean Peters:
If the best thing to be said about any garment is "it's comfortable" it is probably extremely unattractive, cheaply made and makes the wearer look like an oversized filthy toddler.
Tevas are like wearing a JanSport backpack on your feet.
City_Dater, I heart you so much.
No shorts for me. Just jeans that don't fit quite right.
That's reverse sexism at play! Men need to unite to take back the speedo. There's something beautifully egalitarian about the right to bare legs. Skirts, skorts, and shorts for all! And while we're at it, men are entitled to wear heels to elongate said pins without harassment or fear of emasculation.
On a more serious note: it's kind of stupid that in a country where the summertime temperatures are in the 90s and 100s, we still have to dress for work like we live in London. If we could dress for the weather, we could avoid turning the entire nation's air conditioners up to 11, and maybe we'd need to do less drilling for oil in the GOMEX. Just a thought.
It's this attitude that wearing shorts means you gave up that makes it difficult for me to find any good shorts in this city. I'm not giving up, however.
I am wearing what Sheila McClear once termed "writing shorts." Ladies have nothing to do with it. Which is good, because ladies likely want nothing to do with it.
I am on vacation right now, and when I am not hiking or swimming, I am wearing pants.
F. Y. I.
Except, of course, when you're not wearing anything at all (congrats, by the way, on finding a way to work "I am on vacation right now" into you comment). Have a blast (ya jerk).
I'm wearing basketball shorts, flip-flops, and a free t-shirt I got during a pub crawl. AND I'M DAMN SEXY TOO.
Also, I am on my patio.
I work in an office that has no dress code. And you know what? It rules. Suck it, Trebek.
I own 2 pairs of shorts. I use them when I have to go to Orlando in July. That's IT. Other than that, I'll deal with the heat. You don't need to see my legs.
As long as he's not wearing sandals and socks, duders can wear a toga made from children's Pocahontas bedsheets for all I care.
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