The “shorts suit” looks downright gay. I can’t imagine a straight man wearing that to work.Following the link, it's hard to disagree with that sentiment.
The first image that greets the reader is displayed nearby. Is that visage of human emaciation prominent enough among whiterpeople in New York City to be justified as one of the three men whose pictures are featured, or is this a manifestation of the NYT's alleged gay agenda? The limp posture and concave back broadcast impotence, not virility. My biceps are thicker than his neck. To top it off, he's sodomizing the cowboy pose (below) with the positioning of his hands.
I'm afraid that if the black guy took a seat opposite myself, and we were facing each other without a table or some other barrier between us, I'd be able to see his scrotum. That is gayness by default.
The third guy moves away from overt homosexuality and more towards metrosexuality, but if he's the manliest on the shorts suit spectrum, it's doomed as a niche that the mainstream cannot touch.
The use of less androgynous models take away from the overt gayness of the look. Ridiculous maybe, but not necessarily gay. The nearby shot is more fair (though he also refuses to stick his damn hands in his pockets).
Located in the heart of flyover country, I suppose the look won't become widespread here if it dies on the coast. For pragmatic reasons, I hope it survives.
I have to operate within the parameters of what is socially acceptable for what I do, but within those parameters, it's a straight shot to whatever is most comfortable. When I'm not working out or playing ball, being hot sucks. Concentration is more difficult, my patience wears thin, my consideration and conscientiousness both drop, and I start to feel claustrophobic. As the heat and discomfort overtake me, I feel myself transitioning from erudite English to irascible Irish. It's not conducive to my social or professional careers to be in an overheated state of mind.
Fortunately, depending on the situation, I'm sometimes able to get away with the business casual khaki shorts, golf shirt, and clean running shoes athletic look. If this trend weakens the dominance of slacks, I'm for it. Yeah, who said I was instinctively conservative on all things?