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Shorts: Summer Relief

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Left to right: Dolce & Gabbana; Calvin Klein; Gianfranco Ferre

I'm admit, I'm one with larger pores than most people. Walking from destination to destination in jacket, shirt and tie alone will result in a deluge of sweat -- add pants to the humidity of mid-June and voila, half the work day wasted cooling myself and an impending dry cleaning bill at the end of the day. So what is it about shorts that screams unprofessional? It's hard to ignore the jaded Wall Street professionals chattering on their Blackberry shooting irate stares as they scurry off to their meetings wearing ghastly and baggy Dad dress pants. If it's the hair on my legs, shall I shave my head? With a tailored jacket, matching dress shorts, the appropriate oxford (or loafer) and of course a shirt and tie, sartorially how can anyone go wrong (although your boss might argue otherwise)? You have to wonder how many victims have succumbed to heat stroke wearing full suits in the summer.

-- Francis Bea

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