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Man barred from wearing shorts wears dress instead

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Posted at 9:42 PM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 21:42:09-04

Earlier this week, a man in the UK was sent home from work for wearing shorts -- a breach of company rules, despite the heat of summer. But rather than give in to outmoded, suffocating standards of traditional dress codes, Joey Barge had an idea: Wear a dress.

And he documented all of it on Twitter.

After arriving back at work in a dress, he was told his outfit was "a bit too colourful." They "asked if I wanted to go home and change because they were letting us wear shorts because of my 'protest' -- but I said I was happy to stay," Barge continued.

A memo went out to employees.

"Due to the extremely warm temperatures," the memo said, "... gentlemen in the office are permitted to wear ¾ length shorts."

A triumph for cargo shorts-loving men everywhere.