Something the Big Slavinsky pointed out a few weeks ago that I hadn't really noticed before: no matter how hot it gets, a lot of male hipsters still wear pants when they're out at bars. I don't know if this is intentional, but I'm trying to understand why.
I've always wanted to dress comfortably, be it in shorts or pants. With the summer months, I often wear shorts because it's hot outside. It doesn't really cool down after sunset, so there's no relief when a show starts at 10. No matter how strong the A/C is inside, pack a bar with people and it's not going to be much better.
This might be stretching things, but is there some correlation between shorts and the kinds of dudes that wear flip-flops, listen to Dave Matthews Band, drive over-sized Chevy trucks, drink Coors Light and hold business degrees? In other words, the types that aren't considered hip, but often go out for a good time. Are hipsters intentionally steering clear of any confusion?
Maybe this is just some aversion towards shorts in general. They show your birdlegs if you have them. They show your pale, untanned legs if them as well. So it's understandable to cover them up. But it seems like people don't want to dress comfortable. I still remember standing in line for a Braid show in Houston a few summer ago. A rather portly guy in front of me wore slacks with a white shirt and a thick, sleeveless sweater. The dude was sweating up a storm and I just stood there puzzled.
So, out with it. What do you think holds people back from wearing shorts at bars?