It’s been pretty hot and humid here in much of Canada the last month. My town has had lots of days where the temperature “feels like” 95 degrees Fahrenheit or more. Canada is known more for its cold winters but recently these have been milder and summers sweltering.
And Toronto’s mayor is often in the news — responding to events or a need for funding. Always in a jacket, tie and long pants. Obviously, these can be made of different materials but summer weight jackets can be hard to find here - I stocked up last time I hit the Vegas Outlet Mall. Vegas knows hot weather.
Anyway, a major paper had an article saying the mayor of Canada’s largest city basically couldn’t wear shorts as a matter of decorum. I kind of get it. And old Spanish and Italian men often don’t wear “short pants”. But isn’t this dated? I mean, an announcement may be one thing, but who cares what someone wears around the office as long as it looks respectable? Or is it just a matter of preparation and professional projection, perhaps?