Shorts at work – yes or no?

For the modern, stylish gentleman it seems like a genuine question – is it ok to wear shorts at work?

Today I was extremely proud to see an article from Australia discussing how a prominent law firm is ‘shaking’ up corporate fashion by promoting shorts at work.

Shorts at work have been both a blessing and a curse in my career to date. A few years ago I was almost fired due to HR complaints from certain members in the workplace about the ‘short length’ of my favourite pair of pink shorts.

I do admit they were fairly small, but I was more upset with the fact that my legs weren’t sexy enough to warrant a more positive reaction.

In my mind, I always have questioned what the actual standards are in relation to this issue. When I think about my corporate career to date, I have seen many ladies wear corporate attire that often meets the knee or even shorter without complaint. Surely in a culture where we strive for equal opportunities for all we can help make the ‘corporate short’ a more common place item.

I remember one of my colleagues, Jon Kavanaugh once came to my old office sporting a wonderful summer suit similar to the one below and I have to say although he has a much more chiseled jaw than me, I didn’t mind the look – what do you think?


I was even more proud to know that one of my high school friends now works at the law firm in question, Gilbert + Tobin – I could think of no better candidate to sport shorts in the workplace than my good friend Felix – I dedicate this post to you

I would love to know your thoughts below and by coincidence I wore shorts to work today #standupforshorts


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Dailius Wilson

Dailius Wilson is the 24 year old founder of – helping the world's top SaaS companies to optimise their sales and marketing efforts. Dailius is currently a Director at TrustRadius and a digital blogger at Dailius was named as one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs in Australia for 2015 by Anthill Online and was ranked in the Top 100 SEO Experts in the World. Dailius has also been a guest on the Ellen Degeneres Show and has over 10,000,000 views on Youtube