Originally Posted by greger
But even in some banks some males could do this and look correct as attitudes have certainly changed considerably in the last 50 years.
There are always plenty of males that need to wear long pants, but those who don't need to this is a nice break.
I've seen this done at banks such as the Bank of N. T. Butterfield & Son Limited. They have offices in the Bahamas, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and of course Bermuda. And yes, this look could expand to include other locations where temperature and humidity run high.
As you note, times change and dress changes with it. The look of today's business garb is quite different from what it was when I was a boy. It has been forever changing over the years and in recent times that change has occurred at an ever faster clip. This is not to say that every change is for the better, but one would think that in today's fast-paced world -- where the new is sometimes 'old' even before its introduction -- that change would be less intimidating. Sadly some (and I'm thinking especially of those who respond rudely) will forever cling tightly to what they know as a safe haven -- a security blanket of sorts -- as change for them seems frightening on some level. I suppose that due to human insecurities and a limited exposure to the greater world, there will always be those who want desperately to remain tightly locked within their small microcosm of familiarit with it's rather limited horizon.
Now, as to shorts ... we do have cloth today that isn't as heavy as it was in times past. We have materials that are more 'breathable.' From that point of view, shorts are less necessary than they might have been in past years. Still, when done correctly, it's a great look.Edited by RSS - 2/16/12 at 1:35pm