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Howiefan
04-21-08, 05:11 PM
I'm working at this office type of place for the summer doing some administrative stuff and it's really hot in there. Would it be appropriate to wear nice shorts (not too short) in an office setting? Perhaps with a nice shirt//polo?

The place is pretty casual already since nobody is wearing fancy suits or anything (I've seen lots of people wearing jeans).

big whoppa
04-21-08, 05:15 PM
Unless you work at a start up computer company, I doubt it. Way too casual. Ask your supervisor.

Liver&Onions
04-21-08, 05:17 PM
Or wait and see what others do once the weather heats up.

The Bus
04-21-08, 05:21 PM
Is it UPS or a mini-golf course? Then, no, don't wear shorts.

(Don't wear short-sleeve shirts with ties either).

gilbertr76
04-21-08, 05:22 PM
I'm currently wearing cargo shorts and a Cubs T-shirt. Anybody got a problem with that?!?! :grunt:

Ronnie Dobbs
04-21-08, 05:27 PM
Why is this even a question? NAY.

stay classy

superdeluxe
04-21-08, 05:29 PM
I'm working at this office type of place for the summer doing some administrative stuff and it's really hot in there. Would it be appropriate to wear nice shorts (not too short) in an office setting? Perhaps with a nice shirt//polo?

The place is pretty casual already since nobody is wearing fancy suits or anything (I've seen lots of people wearing jeans).


Yes, there is no dress code, go for what makes you feel comfortable.

rennervision
04-21-08, 05:29 PM
Years ago my office used to wear shorts until one day a VIP came to visit and said he felt like he was at a beach party. The dress code soon changed after that. :lol:

big whoppa
04-21-08, 06:10 PM
Instead of Casual Fridays, I'd prefer Nude Fridays.

Lee Harvey Oswald
04-21-08, 06:20 PM
Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.

Groucho
04-21-08, 06:28 PM
I prefer to watch full length features at the office myself, but whatever floats your boat.

VinVega
04-21-08, 06:50 PM
Shorts in an office setting? No chance.

This isn't Australia. ;)

NotThatGuy
04-21-08, 07:08 PM
1. Do you live in S. FL?
2. Do you work at a start-up company?
3. Do you own the company?

If you don't have one or more of the following, I'd probably say no.

Lateralus
04-21-08, 07:09 PM
No.

dtcarson
04-21-08, 07:15 PM
If you have to ask, then no.
There's a wide range between "not wearing suits" and "wearing shorts".

SpaceBoy
04-21-08, 07:54 PM
I say yes. My office always has people wearing shorts in the summer you should see what the girls wear... ;)

Then again I work at an advertising firm so it's pretty open to about anything.

innocentfreak
04-21-08, 07:58 PM
I say no. If it is anything like my office it is business casual with the focus on casual. Shorts are only allowed on Friday which is casual day. At the same time all the women, 90% of the office, wear the knee length shorts which seem to be the current fashion trend including the manager who has stressed that shorts aren't allowed.

Mercury&Solace
04-21-08, 08:01 PM
Man I rock the shorts in the summertime at the office for sure. Our office environment is SOOOOO casual, shorts, flip flops, I even go sleeveless when the guns are all tanned. I rarely shave, my hair is messy. Chicks rock the mini skirts, capris and tank tops, its hawt. (well on the hot chicks its hot)
And this is a Bio-Tech company we are talking about here.......

Ron G
04-21-08, 08:06 PM
I teach my summer courses in shorts and a square-bottomed button-up that doesn't need to be tucked in.

Too hot and humid in the Midwest to get dressed up, and the AC is often unreliable.

Academia, of course, is rather casual. Still, if you're not seeing customers you need to impress, what's the harm?

NotThatGuy
04-21-08, 08:15 PM
I have a similar style as Ron G....(when I'm not seeing patients), as it is too hot and humid in FL to not wear shorts or super light weight pants from June-Sept.

fumanstan
04-21-08, 08:20 PM
Just wait and see if anyone else does it.

I wear shorts, but then again working at a video game company helps. Heh.

Artman
04-21-08, 09:55 PM
I wear shorts, but then again working at a video game company helps. Heh.

Same. :rock2:

MartinBlank
04-21-08, 10:11 PM
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i277/MartinBlank9mm/Part%204/CasualFriday.jpg

dadaluholla
04-21-08, 10:23 PM
All the women in my office are wearing those terrible looking capri pants, which for most of them just end up looking like long shorts. They look like they are going out to work in the yard, and for some reason it's ok.

NotThatGuy
04-21-08, 10:35 PM
All the women in my office are wearing those terrible looking capri pants, which for most of them just end up looking like long shorts. They look like they are going out to work in the yard, and for some reason it's ok.

Do not talk bad about capri pants!!!!

:grunt:

:mad2:

dadaluholla
04-21-08, 10:38 PM
-ptth-

I dare you to defend capri pants.

big whoppa
04-21-08, 11:12 PM
Maybe if you pair the shorts with an appropriate tank top..

http://gcaa.collegiategolf.com/upload_images/gcaa/2004_match_play/hooters.jpg

DieselsDen
04-22-08, 12:21 AM
I'm working at this office type of place for the summer doing some administrative stuff and it's really hot in there. Would it be appropriate to wear nice shorts (not too short) in an office setting? Perhaps with a nice shirt//polo?

The place is pretty casual already since nobody is wearing fancy suits or anything (I've seen lots of people wearing jeans).

If there are clients or customers around, don't do it. It looks tacky.

mbs
04-22-08, 12:52 AM
I vote nay, unless you work somewhere without AC. Shorts don't fit in an office environment, IMO.

Jacoby Ellsbury
04-22-08, 07:19 AM
My last company of 200 employees it was no problem. The industry leader in its particular field, about 20 year old company. They let us wear shorts, jeans, caps sneakers anytime any day of the year. They also let dogs at work until someone got bit in the lip and needed surgery.

AGuyNamedMike
04-22-08, 07:22 AM
Ask your supervisor.

IMO, the only correct answer.

The Bus
04-22-08, 07:46 AM
Capri pants are the worst.

VinVega
04-22-08, 08:32 AM
This guy knows all about shorts to work and impressing clients

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/9033/shortsol0.jpg

NotThatGuy
04-22-08, 09:33 AM
Is that Trey Wingo?

Sean O'Hara
04-22-08, 09:54 AM
Wear a skirt. If the boss tells you not to, file a lawsuit. You can't lose.

dieinafire
04-22-08, 10:48 AM
Instead of Casual Fridays, I'd prefer Nude Fridays.

Not at my place would you. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/sick015.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)

dieinafire
04-22-08, 10:51 AM
I can wear pretty much anything I want to work, shorts included. I work for an ISP, so we can be pretty casual. In the summer, one of the VPs wears shorts, flip flops, and always wears a hat, everyday. I would just ask someone, and that should give you your answer.

jdodd
04-22-08, 11:40 AM
Do not talk bad about capri pants!!!!

:grunt:

:mad2:
I'm sure they look fine on you, but on most people, not so much.

imperator505
04-22-08, 11:44 AM
Nay, nay and thrice nay.

Dash
04-22-08, 11:52 AM
Just wait and see if anyone else does it.

I wear shorts, but then again working at a video game company helps. Heh.


I take it you work for Blizzard then. I just found out that building is like a mile from my office.

gilbertr76
04-22-08, 12:03 PM
Today it's plaid shorts and a DC T-shirt. For those who think it's unprofessional: -ptth-

Duran
04-22-08, 06:27 PM
While you can get away with wearing shorts to my office, it would cause me and every other manager to make a mental note that you just don't get it. Which means you better be damn good at what you do if you expect to advance.

Dead
04-23-08, 01:04 PM
I'm working at this office type of place for the summer doing some administrative stuff and it's really hot in there. Would it be appropriate to wear nice shorts (not too short) in an office setting? Perhaps with a nice shirt//polo?

The place is pretty casual already since nobody is wearing fancy suits or anything (I've seen lots of people wearing jeans).


When it's warm enough shorts are all you'll see me in. The mornings have been a bit cool to get started yet for this year, but very soon it will become the standard attire.

So, I say "Go for it!" :)

Michael Corvin
04-23-08, 03:18 PM
Same here Dead. As soon as it's warm shorts are the only way to go. I work at a small company though.

mndtrp
04-23-08, 07:29 PM
On Saturdays and Sundays, no one is in the office. Some people wear shorts, although I never have. The bosses don't care.

Arpeggi
04-23-08, 09:09 PM
No, have some self-respect.

GoldenJCJ
04-23-08, 09:16 PM
For some reason, I just don't think the "Angus Young" look is what it once was.

gilbertr76
04-24-08, 12:08 PM
No, have some self-respect.
Apparently I have no self respect... :sad:

I will promtly inform the other 3 guys who regularly were shorts in our office of 8 people that they also have no self respect...

The Infidel
04-24-08, 12:22 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/The_Infidel/i-always-forget-about-casual-friday.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/The_Infidel/casual-friday.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/The_Infidel/casualfriday.jpg

jonw9
04-24-08, 12:34 PM
Shorts are fine, but never ever wear sandals to work unless you are a life guard!

Red Dog
04-24-08, 12:59 PM
Unless you're a chick with great legs, no.