Bermuda shorts were created at the beginning of the 20th century by British military forces, not in Bermuda, in London. The British military wanted their personnel appropriately, but lightly attired for duty in tropical parts of the Empire.
Before the "standard issue", troops were already cutting off their trousers at the knees to get some heat relief. There were British Regiments in Bermuda where civilians started copying the military shorts.
Men had accepted Bermuda shorts for leisurewear by 1950, and often see paired with sport coats in men’s fashion magazines, even neckties and, of course, long socks.
Today they are worn mostly by older businessmen like the proprietor pictured above. They are also popular with tourist on the island.
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sebinho342 (19317) 2006-03-23 5:57
Excellente la photo :))
Je n'ai pu m'empecher d'éclater de rire :))
Effectivement je connaissais ce "rite" sur cette ile des bermud(as)
xuaxo (6830) 2006-03-26 16:44
The bermudas are ok, to say the best. But with those socks and dark shoes... no way.
Nice, interesting shot.
artsoul (4) 2006-07-20 11:08
yay for bermuda shorts. i love our colorful walls
mafegan (8622) 2008-06-27 4:25
An interesting and unusual topic you have focused on here - thanks for sharing. A pity you didn't include all of his left shoe but otherwise a very different capture, Marlene