The prolonged heatwave across Europe and most of the Northern Hemisphere has us wondering. Why aren’t we allowed to wear shorts at work? There are recent examples where blokes have protested about office rules which restrict them from displaying their bare knees, even when their office doesn’t have air conditioning.
There are important reasons for enforcing the no-shorts rule in the office. Most blokes simply do not know how to wear shorts. What happens is that wearing shorts is like being on the beach, so they come into work with a terrible t-shirt, baggy low-hung shorts and, worse, flip-flops. Your boss won’t want you representing the company looking like that – it reflects on the style, image and the brand.
Assuming you have been allowed to wear shorts to work, what do you wear? There are a wider number of options than you may envisage and there’s always something which is to your liking, comfortable and will reflect appropriately with the relaxed office dress code.