UK Man Wears Dress to Work to Make a Point About Dress Codes

Photo Credit: Joey Barge

(Yahoo News) A man who wore shorts to work—despite the dress code banning them—refused to accept his boss’s order to to put on pants. Instead, Joey Barge had something else in mind.

For the heatwave in the United Kingdom (with temperatures climbing to around 90 degrees Fahrenheit), the 20-year-old opted to wear “smart” navy shorts to his job at a call center. Barge tweeted his outfit, saying: “If women can wear skirts/dresses at work, can I wear smart shorts like so?”

After the bottoms were called “inappropriate,” Barge was sent home to change.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    British boys should wear blue pants and protect the homeland with women and children in it, instead of putting make-up on or wearing pink. Freedom is not for warped amusement but for living out God’s truth.

  • Michael C

    What is the Christian perspective on workplace dress codes that prohibit shorts but allow dresses?

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Properness. Anything above the knees should be discouraged. Showing skin is a mark of insults and nudism pushes all kinds of immorality.

      • Michael C

        Perhaps my comment was poorly worded.

        This is a Christian website so I’m trying to understand the reasoning for this article.

        What is the Christian perspective on a workplace dress code in a secular environment like an office that permits women to expose their legs but prohibits men from doing the same?

        How does this secular article relate to Christianity?

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          Both men and women should dress up in modesty in workplace. There seem to be a double standard for men and women, especially in recent years. Men whose works require rather much brain-usage seem to have been in suit for a hundred years, but women seem to be expected to show skin more and more each year. Even brides and barbie dolls in the recent decade. Not good. Men should be manly proper and women should be modest graceful for everyone’s sake.

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          Amish people are ideal. They are healthy, too.