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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

 

Thing about shorts is that they belong on the beach. Nowhere else. nod%5B1%5D.gif

Cookout

Casual day in the city when hot

Vacation setting

 

Thats the short list. You must have cankles ; - O

post #53627 of 75796
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Originally Posted by Frankie22 View Post

Assuming you are the guy sweating your ass off when its 80 out in your two piece at a cookout.


No, assume I'm the very pale person not burning in lightweight pants. Look, I'm not one of those "never wear jeans, always wear a tie" lunatics, but at the same time, shorts don't look as good as pants. If you have a choice between them, and you want to be well-dressed, pick pants.

 

85 was arbitrary, the result of me trying to assign a number to "damn hot." 75, maybe? Sure.

post #53628 of 75796
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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

2nd to last day.  No kids and 90 degree weather equals shorts and no tie to work.  It was a legit 50 degrees in my classroom hence the cardigan.  If it makes anyone feel better, I'm wearing no show loafer socks.  

 

To work?  Are you in a "Wham" tribute band?

 

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Bring on the hate for this one. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure about the tie combo, and I think perhaps a heavier shirt with a shorter button down - I've never liked those long, wavy button down collars.  But that's just me.  What I like, what I really really like, is that this is a jacket that challenges you to hate it, but I don't.  Keep rockin' it, CM, it's awesome.

 

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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post


Shorts are terrible unless it's over 85 degrees outside.

 

Even then.  It's a matter of occasion.  As CM said, they're for the beach.  70F on the beach, still fine for shorts.  100F at work.  Wear a light suit and be a fucking man. :)

post #53629 of 75796
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

shorts + boat shoes

 

A match meant for summer. being on a boat.

post #53630 of 75796
I love it when the shorts debate pops up on here, maybe it's because of our more casual nature in Australia. It's really rather ridiculous. I'll leave it at that as a dedicated shorts wearer in our sweltering summers (not at work of course).
post #53631 of 75796
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

I love it when the shorts debate pops up on here, maybe it's because of our more casual nature in Australia. It's really rather ridiculous. I'll leave it at that as a dedicated shorts wearer in our sweltering summers (not at work of course).

 

The 'at work' bit is really the only serious debate here, though isn't it? I would certainly never wear shorts in the classroom or to a meeting. But I thought you did 'dress shorts' in Oz? I know when we lived down under when my father had a posting with the Australian army in the 80s, he had to wear shorts as part of his uniform. Has this changed?

post #53632 of 75796
I dunno, people are saying they are only for the beach or whatever but I know I don't spend all my time at the beach in summer, and it's still hot whether I'm there or at home or at a cafe having a few flat whites. Shorts with driving shoes and a linen shirt, sleeves rolled up is a perfectly acceptable look in any casual situation. Perhaps the people that don't like it don't have the legs for it? shog[1].gif I've been a competitive cyclist for 15 years so not an issue for me.

The armed forces do wear shorts quite a bit but that's not really applicable to 99% of us here. Work is different for me, because I drive in an air conditioned car and work in an air conditioned office, so it's not like I'm on trains/buses. I just think AAS should get some slack, he is a teacher, there are no students and it's boiling. I'd hazard a guess that he would be one of the more overdressed teachers in the US school system, so everyone should get a day off occasionally.

P.S Where did you live in OZ?
post #53633 of 75796
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

 people that don't like it don't have the very casual taste for it

 

Henry, you're an exceptionally well-dress man.  You live in a country where shorts are the norm, and indeed there's a big beach and sports culture.  And the version you describe is not at all unsightly in itself.  But there are two things: as you said, you wouldn't wear shorts to work or in any formal situation - and socialising among Australians is usually pretty informal, I know.  You also don't wear shorts (or, God bless you, as far as I know, loafers without socks), with a jacket.

 

I wear shorts every day, sometimes twice, for the purpose of exercise, which is often on the beach.  I hate seeing them in a restaurant or shopping mall.  But in Australia, I know that's pretty normal.

 

I guess my point is that it's an aesthetic objection like any other: tastes will vary, but the majority of my issue is about context: after all,  I wear loafers, cargo pants and jeans too, just never in this supposedly "Classic Menswear" thread.

 

Talking to you reminds me of an old acquaintance of mine, a lawyer who came to the country I work in as senior partner in an international firm.  He was invited to a daytime event, at a major client's house, for which the dress code was marked "casual".  Perhaps he should have thought twice when "casual" was embossed in the corner of a printed invitation card, but either way, he was Australian and his host was British.  He arrived in shorts, T-shirt and "thongs" (let's not get into why that's funny), to find everyone else in blazers; or polo and chinos being the most extreme "casual" anyone else had thought suitable.  He got over it, and enjoyed the story for years.  But he never did it again (except when he was extending the invitation).

post #53634 of 75796
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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

Word.  I've heard of short haters, but never ran across one in real life.  What's your beef with shorts?  And do you wear a full wetsuit at the beach or a tuxedo?  

Don't think it's proper for a gentleman. I'd wear swiming shorts, yes. If i'm on the beach.

 

On a hot day linen pants/suit is my only choice. But if you would post that in the casual thread, people might like it.

 

Cheers!


Edited by Hampton - 6/26/13 at 12:34am
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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

Word.  I've heard of short haters, but never ran across one in real life.  What's your beef with shorts?  And do you wear a full wetsuit at the beach or a tuxedo?  

Don't think it's proper for a gentleman.

 

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So there are folks here who legitimately won't wear shorts on the weekends, regardless of how hot it is? I find that shocking, and, well, stupid. I'm in no way suggesting that the second you step into shorts you also throw on a t-shirt and your most ragged tennis shoes--there's absolutely a middle ground here. I refuse to wear a t-shirt when I wear shorts, but I also see absolutely nothing "ungentlemanly"--in the reasonable sense of the word--about wearing a polo or ocbd, a nice pair of shorts (of the J Crew or ever Banana Republic variety), and a nice pair of boat shoes, driving mocs, or loafers.

post #53637 of 75796
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

I dunno, people are saying they are only for the beach or whatever but I know I don't spend all my time at the beach in summer, and it's still hot whether I'm there or at home or at a cafe having a few flat whites. Shorts with driving shoes and a linen shirt, sleeves rolled up is a perfectly acceptable look in any casual situation. Perhaps the people that don't like it don't have the legs for it? shog[1].gif I've been a competitive cyclist for 15 years so not an issue for me.

The armed forces do wear shorts quite a bit but that's not really applicable to 99% of us here. Work is different for me, because I drive in an air conditioned car and work in an air conditioned office, so it's not like I'm on trains/buses. I just think AAS should get some slack, he is a teacher, there are no students and it's boiling. I'd hazard a guess that he would be one of the more overdressed teachers in the US school system, so everyone should get a day off occasionally.

P.S Where did you live in OZ?

 

Agree on AAS, plus he does shorts very well. I bet his students love his style.

 

My dad was based in Bendigo, but we divided our time between my grandmother in Rockhampton and uncle and aunt in Mackay, in Queensland. It was only for a few months, but it was a memorable time.

 

PS: I've also always been a cyclist (although I am mainly a roadie, I also used to race XC / marathon, but I mainly do triathlon these days, and a few sportives). I've never even had a car, and I ride everywhere. Who do you ride for?

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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

 

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How come? Would not like to see your thin fugly legs in shorts.

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