@Oneroundrobb most of the crazy shorts guys I know are very fit, athletic guys. The type who talk up protein supplements. I know one fat shorts psycho, and he lives out of his camper and showers at the Y, and even he brags about the hiking he does throughout the year.
@simplersimon Meh, maybe its regional. I guess if we’re defining “cold” as just below 50, and including spandex bike shorts and not bothering to change out of gym shorts I could see it. Or maybe you only know highschool/college kids? Do they count as chads? I don’t pay much attention to chads anyway. I do know plenty of guys that wear shorts all the time because its easier than finding decent pants with the proper inseam to waist ratio. I’ve also known the camper psycho type that you mentioned. Shorts are great for hiking year round. Do chads hike? I thought they just jogged in the middle of the street because the sidewalks aren’t soft enough, despite their over-engineered running shoes.
@Oneroundrobb@simplersimon My nephews (who live in Georgia) are (were in the older one’s case) year-round shorts guys. One is a high school senior the other is a college sophomore. They’re also stupid fit, tall, skinny, cross-country runners. They’ve worn shorts all year round mostly because it’s harder to grow out of shorts than it is pants. Never knew when a growth spur was going to hit and my sister (their mom) refused to buy them pants unless they were going to wear them that month (ideally that week). The older one is pretty much done growing and now needs to wear pants for work but the younger one is still almost always in shorts. They’re great guys, definitely not Chads. Just growing boys.
Hello there from Buffalo, NY! Give me jeans, a coat, and a beanie.
But also this poll reminds me of a fun short story (I promise it’s short):
This one time a few years ago my brother and I were on our way back from his friend’s place when suddenly we couldn’t see more than 2’ in front of the mini van. Now we were already late coming home so we couldn’t wait it out, and our windshield wipers were frozen to the car. So while he drove, we both plopped on a pair of ski goggles and leaned out the windows and made it back home without incident.
(I know, a terribly dangerous but also, as I said, short story)
@IcePopBOD I used to live in Rochester, NY (and grew up in the snow belt) and would have to drive through Buffalo to get home for holidays. At the time I think the NY thruway was closed each and every time due to blizzards, deep snow… And each and every time we were driving on it already before they closed it so got to keep driving. I think you guys got the most snow in the snow belt.
In that weather on campus many of us would wear canvas sneakers, no socks… even when the slush was deep. Of course many also walked through the steam tunnels across campus too. God only knows why that was a trend. There were some students who would walk around in shorts, t-shirt, flipflops with a hat and gloves. Go figure. I am sure they froze their asses off but were too cool to admit that.
As kids bare feet and full winter gear otherwise to make the front sidewalk (it was on a hill) turn into ice (we’d also toss water on it). We’d also stand on the radiator to warm up our feet. Heaven only knows why my mom ignored this stupid behavior. I guess she thought doing that was it’s own punishment. LOL. Eventually we’d put our boots or shoes on to then slide down the hill once we made a sheet of ice.
@IcePopBOD I’ve reached out of my window while driving to snap the wiper (usually on the intermittent setting - I’m not crazy) to try to knock of the building slush and ice…I think we just get used to doing crazy crap to keep moving!
@IcePopBOD I’m in Buffalo for work from time to time. Last trip was in February of this year. Next upcoming trip is in January. I live in Texas, so it’s always a bit of a shock coming up there in the winter (I always try to get the trips move to some time July - September…I’m rarely successful). But I grew up in Michigan, so it only takes me a short time to acclimate. Some of my coworkers…not so much. We had a guy from Orlando with us in February. He didn’t own a real heavy jacket or gloves of any kind. But he found the Walmart pretty quickly and made a few purchases.
My Sub-Zero look? I like to go OG: Blue mask, ninja outfit, blue tabard, basically just a lazily recolored version of Scorpion that trades the dope harpoon-y “GET OVER HERE” for the powers of a spewing out of order motel 6 ice machine that you pretend not to see. Have fun with that theme song in your head for the rest of the day!
the same as the rest of the year - leggings and a tshirt.
zip up hoodie or ~fashion jacket~ (i have a fake leather one and a black denim one), unfastened, if it’s really cold/windy. it does get cold here in boston i’m just not usually outside in it, and i run warm year round. don’t exactly need to bundle up to walk a short distance to get in the car or from the car to the store.
i have an actual winter coat but i’ve never worn it. it’s just there in case i have to go to a funeral, wedding, or court during winter.
I have various levels of warm coats and parkas, all fairly stylish because NYC. (Not that anyone sees them anymore since I’m working from home indefinitely.) But I am happily unfashionable when it comes to hats. If it’s warm and covers my ears, I don’t care what it looks like. Hats are one of the keys to staying warm. I’ll also wear big clunky snow boots if there’s more than a few inches of snow, because I’d rather look like a kid in a snowsuit than ruin a pair of cute non-snow boots, plus I like having traction so I don’t fall down.