the train and its driver:

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the train and its driver:

Postby Gusto10 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:12 pm

again a chap wanting to wear shorts on the job, reverting to a skirt. This time in Belgium
http://www.sudinfo.be/sites/default/fil ... k=xP6yStDS
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Re: the train and its driver:

Postby trainspotter48 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:28 pm

Actually, the guy in the picture looks more like the conductor or dispatcher than the driver.
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Postby Kirbstone » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:23 pm

He looks like the bloke on the platform who blows his whistle immediately before the train pulls out of he station.
Regardless of his function, that's a very smart uniform and he wears it well.

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Re: the train and its driver:

Postby renesm1 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:39 pm

Managed to find the news article (in Flemish, I think!)

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180707_03602196

He looks very good in that skirt, I think he should keep wearing it - who needs shorts!!!
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Postby renesm1 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:43 pm

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Re: the train and its driver:

Postby Wonderful Electric » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:25 pm

There are a lot of stories like this, where men and boys have no option for hot weather. I wonder how many of these schoolboys and other men would choose skirts even if shorts were an option.
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Re: the train and its driver:

Postby skirtyscot » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:53 pm

Ooooh, about half of them, I should think. The others are hidebound by convention, or they would do it too.
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Re: the train and its driver:

Postby Caultron » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:52 am

skirtyscot wrote:Ooooh, about half of them, I should think. The others are hidebound by convention, or they would do it too.

Probably not, but it would be interesting if some employer stood firm and the skirt-wearing protesters persisted for a year or two.
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Postby geron » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:04 pm

As our heat wave ends in the UK, The Times today harks back to a previous one in 1976 and a correspondence on its letters page about what to wear in the office. A reader from Kent wrote: "Roman dignity was a byword for centuries and I suggest the toga would be the appropriate wear for businessmen in hot weather. Admittedly the bowler hat would be incongruous but the Roman status symbol was a broad purple edge to the toga. I am sure that a system of different coloured edging to the toga could denote the appropriate status."
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