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Old 01-12-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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Thanks for clarification.

I'm plenty young enough to have experienced the same conditions of A/C prevalence.
I wait all year for it to get warm, and when it does many people "fix" it, paying for it to be chilly again.
Obviously I can't co-relate "being young" with "enjoying A/C."

I'm thankful that in Canada, even though I'm seldom comfortable inside it's also almost-never terrible for short-sleeves.
Unlike the southern US where it feels the indoor average is about 3-5 F cooler, with an extra 5 mph worth of breezes.

So it sounds like you dislike short sleeves. (pants or shirts)
Do you also prefer layers?

As much as I hate not being warm,
I often hate the feeling of fabric resistance, if I'm not just sitting still.
I'll often wear a t-shirt down to a temperature that really irritates me.
I wear short-sleeve shirts, just not shorts (as often as one would think; I do use them maybe 50% of summer days, and when exercising outside, shorts are obviously a must). I actually don't have very many long-sleeve shirts and I'm more likely to put on a jacket over a short-sleeve shirt if it's not too cold.

As for layers, I only wear them (like the jacket/short-sleeve combo) when it's cool enough, but I can't tell you right away what exactly "cool enough" is. It doesn't happen from March to October/November, that's for sure.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I wear short-sleeve shirts, just not shorts (as often as one would think; I do use them maybe 50% of summer days, and when exercising outside, shorts are obviously a must). I actually don't have very many long-sleeve shirts and I'm more likely to put on a jacket over a short-sleeve shirt if it's not too cold.

As for layers, I only wear them (like the jacket/short-sleeve combo) when it's cool enough, but I can't tell you right away what exactly "cool enough" is. It doesn't happen from March to October/November, that's for sure.
Interesting, so you don't love clothes as much as I thought, just dislike shorts?

You sound exceptionally cool-hardy!
I was wearing long leaved shirts in Florida this October at dusk if it dropped below 68 F or 70 F with a steady breeze.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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It's not that I dislike shorts, it's that it isn't that warm for me a lot of times. At this point in the winter, if it got to 70F the next day, I would likely put them on. If A/C is still not as prevalent in Michigan (that's likely where I'm moving to this summer) as I've experienced in the past I will probably be wearing them the whole summer.

Long sleeves in that weather? I'm guessing the high was in the mid 70s. If I planned on doing something outside, I would likely be wearing shorts/t-shirt. However, if it was the day after the months-long summer, then I would possibly consider it nippy enough to wear long sleeves.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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But why do they set the A/C so it's too cold for shorts? And more difficult to go back and forth between inside and outside.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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It's not that I dislike shorts, it's that it isn't that warm for me a lot of times. At this point in the winter, if it got to 70F the next day, I would likely put them on. If A/C is still not as prevalent in Michigan (that's likely where I'm moving to this summer) as I've experienced in the past I will probably be wearing them the whole summer.

Long sleeves in that weather? I'm guessing the high was in the mid 70s. If I planned on doing something outside, I would likely be wearing shorts/t-shirt. However, if it was the day after the months-long summer, then I would possibly consider it nippy enough to wear long sleeves.
Well it sounds like you wear shorts only too cool down, when pants are not practical.
Instead I wear pants when shorts are not practical; pants for style (dressing up?) or function (protection from scrapes?) only.

Yes every day in Florida was 80-85 F,
except in North Florida and even then it was still hitting at least 77 F.

I enjoy feeling at least trace amounts of body warmth on my forearms; Southerners dislike body-warmth?
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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But why do they set the A/C so it's too cold for shorts? And more difficult to go back and forth between inside and outside.
I can usually tolerate shorts and t-shirts indoors down South,
but it is never a good feeling, nor is it meant to be.
Though some locals (waitresses?) wear both inside and act perfectly happy.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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It's probably because of offices trying to keep a professional image, but that's here in an area where people don't normally come to visit. I can't explain why it was like that for ColdCanadian in Miami.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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It's probably because of offices trying to keep a professional image, but that's here in an area where people don't normally come to visit. I can't explain why it was like that for ColdCanadian in Miami.
Ft. Lauderdale (30 miles from Miami) is actually a bit worse indoors than the Carolinas,
since it feels summerlike most of the winter and even in January it can be a rude feeling stepping inside.
I haven't seen much of Miami, but it's the general area's culture.
It may be the same temp indoors in FL vs. NC,
but at least if it's not warm outside you don't get a jolt; instead you warm up VERY slowly indoors.

Conditions like I was describing were at the Ft Lauderdale Airport where there was an ice cream vendor.
I thought they had to be kidding. It was 79 F outside and sunny, distinctly-but-moderately summerlike.
Inside it probably ranged from 67-71 F with a brisk draft everywhere.
"Windchill" difference would be about 15-20 F cooler than outdoors,
yet somehow people are supposed to be craving ice cream.

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Old 01-12-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Well it sounds like you wear shorts only too cool down, when pants are not practical.
Instead I wear pants when shorts are not practical; pants for style (dressing up?) or function (protection from scrapes?) only.
Seems to be the norm up here. Outside of offices in warm weather, people dress light. And warm weather is anything that's not cold. People start wearing shorts and a T-shirt as soon as possible in the spring.
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