Cold Days and Guys In Shorts

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    Mar 28, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    Its been cold here in NYC (34F). And I see a lot of guys wearing shorts but also bundled up with a coat, scarf, a hat and gloves.

    I don't get it. Is it a "look"? An attitude?

    I'm not criticizing. Just curious as to what the thinking is. I mean, if its cold, don't the legs get cold too?
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    Mar 28, 2010 4:22 PM GMT
    KissingPro said

    I don't get it. Is it a "look"? An attitude?



    You left out 'macho stupidity'......
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    Mar 28, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
    I think I've seen the same guys in Columbus too!...but they are also wearing ONLY a sheer tank top and flip-flops or sandals and bitch about it being cold.....Should the authorities be notified of a possible escape from the psych- hospital?icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 28, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
    I see it all the time here , and would you believe i saw a guy on the subway wearing flip flops ..icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 28, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    No clue…
    But while you’re asking; what is up with black socks with shorts at the gym?
    Did I miss the memo?
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    Mar 28, 2010 10:04 PM GMT
    Now I will wear shorts just about all year round, but the top half of me is never ruged up while I have me shorts on, I don't get that. But also living in one of the worlds most livable cities on the island of Oz, we don't get the harsh winters of America or Canada either.
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    Mar 28, 2010 10:05 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidNo clue…
    But while you’re asking; what is up with black socks with shorts at the gym?
    Did I miss the memo?


    What I want to know is, about black socks and sandals on a beachicon_eek.gif
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    Mar 28, 2010 10:07 PM GMT
    I see it all the time at work... it makes me and my co-workers always take time and ask, " What the hell are they thinking."
  • hdurdinr

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    Mar 28, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
    it's rampant here in Florence - even in January when it is freezing cold and rainy you occassionally see students walking around in shorts - I guess they think they're in Italy so it MUST be hot- lol. I feel like going up to them and saying - "it's cold you know - you don't have to wear shorts!"
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    Mar 28, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    OK, I wore shorts to and from work the other day. I ride the DC Metro and busses to work. They are normally HOT in the morning and packed in the afternoon. I tried wearing long pants (sweat pants, windbreaker pants, etc) but ended up sweating my ass off in the PM.

    Also, I am an extreme optimist, I always hope that it will be sunny and warm when I go outside.

    Finally, I got good looking legs, I like showing them off.
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    Mar 28, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    I knew guys in North Dakota and Minnesota who wore walking shorts during their brutal winters. Only temps way below zero (F), and blowing snow, would put them into long pants. They just said they felt more comfortable that way, and besides, they weren't outside for very long at a time before they'd be back indoors.

    Do keep in mind, though, that women in skirts and dresses have exposed legs in the winter, too. Most also wear pantyhose with them, of course, but sheer nylon doesn't offer that much warmth. If women can have bare legs in the winter, I guess a guy could, too.

    BTW, I'm always struck by the unaccustomed cold draft down there whenever I wear my kilt for special occasions in colder weather, of course worn traditionally without any underwear at all. Even the high thick socks don't do much for your legs.
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    Mar 28, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
    I've always wondered why white guys do it. here i was thinking that finally i would get the answer icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 28, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
    I hate the feeling of jeans and other pants. Shorts are more comfortable for at least me and my buddies. Same goes with flip flops. But we dont bitch about the weather..then again we live in southern calicon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 28, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
    People do that here in SF, It'll be freezing and windy and they're still wearing shorts and flip flops...I guess they like the breeze..



  • Timbales

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    Mar 28, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    I'll wear shorts when it's in the mid-50's with a sweatshirt or sweater.
  • OutdoorAdvent...

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    Mar 28, 2010 11:34 PM GMT
    I love wearing shorts, and sometimes wear them in mid winter here in New England. I find if I bundle up from the waist up and mid calf down, my legs don't get cold. The cold and the breeze on them feel great. And done right, it's fashionable. I doubt it would be comfortable for many hours in cold and blowing weather, but if it's not in the plan that day for me to be outdoors for hours, shorts it is. Simple as that.
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    Mar 28, 2010 11:35 PM GMT
    I'll wear shorts sometimes if I am heading to dance, so i don't have to change there. it's really just a 15 minute bike ride across campus though. Sometimes I get weird looks. But it's vancouver, it's never too cold ahaha.
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    Mar 28, 2010 11:41 PM GMT
    jgymnast733 saidI see it all the time here , and would you believe i saw a guy on the subway wearing flip flops ..icon_eek.gif


    LOL whats wrong with this? I mean....I live in central wisconsin so we dont have subways...but If I traveled to new york I see myself bein that ignorant tourist doing something completely dumb...is this one of those things???
  • chris_dallas

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    Mar 28, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    maybe they were just at the gym and didnt feel like puting pants on and just had a jacket? lol if not they are dumb
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    Mar 28, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    I've gotten used to it here in Denver myself....
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    Mar 29, 2010 4:05 AM GMT
    unl1988 saidOK, I wore shorts to and from work the other day. I ride the DC Metro and busses to work. They are normally HOT in the morning and packed in the afternoon. I tried wearing long pants (sweat pants, windbreaker pants, etc) but ended up sweating my ass off in the PM.

    Also, I am an extreme optimist, I always hope that it will be sunny and warm when I go outside.

    Finally, I got good looking legs, I like showing them off.





    PLEASE SHOW US YOUR GOOD LOOKING LEGS! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 29, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    I think it's hot when guys do this. Tell you what. Next time you see a guy in shorts just go up and ask him why. Ask him if he is just a really warm person and doesn't feel the cold, or if he just likes showing off his legs. I'm gonna do it next time I see it!
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    Mar 29, 2010 4:09 AM GMT
    I wear shots if it is cold here....well cold for us is in the 50's in Southern California! LOL
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    Mar 29, 2010 4:11 AM GMT
    it's definitely not rampant in Montreal in January.

    except at races. Last month, it was -8C and some guys were racing in shorts.
    While it's bearable because one generates so much heat, it's not the best thing for your joints in the long run. ( no pun intended).

    think it's a tough cool guy look . I've been known to walk around at -15C in just a t shirt outside.. it's dumb ... plus 'm not even a tough cool guy.
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    Mar 29, 2010 4:20 AM GMT
    KissingPro saidIts been cold here in NYC (34F). And I see a lot of guys wearing shorts but also bundled up with a coat, scarf, a hat and gloves.

    I don't get it. Is it a "look"? An attitude?

    I'm not criticizing. Just curious as to what the thinking is. I mean, if its cold, don't the legs get cold too?



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