the train and its driver:

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Gusto10
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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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Actually, the guy in the picture looks more like the conductor or dispatcher than the driver.

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