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Old 08-14-2017, 02:37 PM
 
Location: On the road
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You're not seeing them across the globe. You've mentioned Budapest a few times. You haven't mentioned dozens of countries, states, or multiple continents. They're not out and about everywhere like you think.
Yes, I certainly have seen them across the globe. Dozens of countries, and multiple continents.
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Old 08-15-2017, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm not sure if my point about the utility of a sarong could go any farther over your head.
I didn't miss your point but you sure missed mine.
Every, or almost every(?) reference and every picture was on men wearing the zip offs.
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Old 08-15-2017, 04:50 AM
 
Location: On the road
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I didn't miss your point but you sure missed mine.
Every, or almost every(?) reference and every picture was on men wearing the zip offs.
You pointed out there were no pictures of anyone in a sarong, I didn't make any claim that men would be wandering around in downtown Budapest wearing a Sarong. What I said was:


"A sarong is lightweight and multifunction. I still find it pretty funny that people are so sensitive to temperature changes they need to play musical pant legs for an extra 15 inches on their calves, but if the bus AC is too cold just use the sarong. Sarong also can cover your head in the sun, act as a towel, a blanket for a picnic, privacy screen, clasp, skirt to get into temples, etc."


None of that applies to walking around in Europe, so whatever you're talking about sarongs not being in the pictures makes no sense. Regarding men wearing them, YES they are appropriate for men to wear when entering temples in SE Asia that require legs covered.

Yes, women wear the convertible travel pants as well. Are you really claiming that isn't the case?

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Old 08-15-2017, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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They are purely utilitarian. I wouldn't wear them except on truly active vacations and in 2nd or 3rd world countries - they look weird for one thing and the fit is terribly baggy. Great if it's REALLY hot one part of the day and actually too cool for shorts another part but other than that - if you're in any decent place they don't do much for the wearer. You're actually not getting back to your hotel room to change clothes as needed....or are you a worry wart that you won't be 100% comfy every single minute of the day or more likely, just don't care at all that you look a bit lazy and grungy?

They fall almost in the same category as wearing disposable underwear to save space in your luggage.
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:04 AM
 
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They fall almost in the same category as wearing disposable underwear to save space in your luggage.
I didn't even know this was a thing. Wow.
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