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Old 10-09-2019, 11:15 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Well, in my area this morning it was below freezing, and yet I saw about 50% of men, (again, usually younger) wearing shorts. I seriously don't get it. This is the Tri-Cities,WA, a desert area, so I give them some benefit of the doubt, but obviously they are oblivious to the current conditions. Or they simply don't care. Again, I think it is habit over reality. I really don't care, but just observational commentary!
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Phoenix probably has a solid 2 days of jacket weather, which is decreasing due to climate change, something I really hate, because I love wearing sweaters and I run cold naturally. As much as I love living in the desert, hot deserts and I really don't get along. Cold arid places are where I need to be.
I've lived here 18 years, and I disagree. I need at least a windbreaker when it's below 65° at night, or below 59° during the day. So I generally need minimum a windbreaker in the early morning from mid/late October until late April; and from November until about mid March, I at least need a windbreaker or coat up to about 11am or noon, and in Dec-Feb, I put my windbreaker on when the sun goes down in the evening
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Anyone notice that some guys continue to wear shorts even when the weather turns cooler, or even cold? I think it may be more of a repetitive habit from summer that continues into fall, until they realize it is way too cold for shorts. I see this with teens and younger men especially. I just shake my head and wonder why!
I wear shorts as long as the high temp will be 60° or higher, and here that's almost every day as our avg high bottoms out at 65° in late December. We usually get 5 to 10 days with highs in the 50's, I wear long pants those days
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:30 AM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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I wear shorts as long as the high temp will be 60° or higher, and here that's almost every day as our avg high bottoms out at 65° in late December. We usually get 5 to 10 days with highs in the 50's, I wear long pants those days
We get an occasional low in the 20's in the fall, and the dudes still wear shorts! LOL.

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Old 10-10-2019, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I thought I read somewhere that the Japanese school kids were made to wear shorts and skirts throughout the year even if it was cold and snowy to build character, not sure if that was true or if they still do that.
I wouldn't doubt it. I had to do that in elementary school, but I don't think that anyone has to do that these days.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I thought I read somewhere that the Japanese school kids were made to wear shorts and skirts throughout the year even if it was cold and snowy to build character, not sure if that was true or if they still do that.
I read somewhere that the British royal kids are required to wear shorts for X amount of years. After I saw that I started to notice the little boys were indeed always in shorts. Not that the U.K. gets much of a winter.
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I wore a light jacket on Wednesday night for the first time since April. It's "sleep with the windows open" season here. Lows in the 50s at night, highs in the 60s.
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