You’ve got to hand it to the Brits … they’ve just been handed one of the toughest Budgets ever, their soccer team suffered its worst World Cup defeat of all time and they have only one remote possibility of winning at Wimbledon. Yet the burning topic of the week is whether it is acceptable for a gentleman to wear a short-sleeved shirt at work.
The consensus seems to be No – unless he is an airline pilot. As one stuffy correspondent wrote: “Short-sleeved shirts are suitable for wearing only when gardening or when in the home. Definitely not where one may be seen by others.”
And this in a country where sex romps among the elite are the norm and cleavage is splattered across the pages of every daily paper.