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Builders in frocks

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gillybob Wed 13-Jun-18 13:39:33

www.thesun.co.uk/news/6514743/builders-wear-skirts-on-development-site/

Had to laugh at the line "Adam spent £10 on a leopard skin dress at a local supermarket"

Is it 'elf n' safety gone mad again ?

Maggiemaybe Wed 13-Jun-18 13:45:39

I love it. It gives you far more freedom.

There could be a whole new life beckoning for Adam. grin

farview Wed 13-Jun-18 14:02:01

gringrin

BlueBelle Wed 13-Jun-18 14:03:45

Hilarious good for them
I was listening to a radio program about the first Male nail bar to open one man interviewed said ‘ I m a builder and if I bang my nail and it goes black I get them to fix me a false one on top ‘ they were talking about sparkles and colours etc and I didn’t get the impression they were all gay 😂

tanith Wed 13-Jun-18 14:06:34

Good for them the pics are hilarious 😂

stella1949 Wed 13-Jun-18 14:12:26

Good for them. Women have always had the choice of dressing in whichever way they liked - its time men had the same options.

gillybob Wed 13-Jun-18 14:41:34

I do hope Adam and his friends are wearing suitable underwear so as not to show a VPL shock

Teetime Wed 13-Jun-18 14:57:08

Wonderful good for them must have been a really fun day at work.

Squiffy Wed 13-Jun-18 15:37:28

Good for them! Making a stand and not skirting around the issue grin

Sorry, couldn’t resist it blush

sodapop Wed 13-Jun-18 17:22:40

Brilliant, totally agree stella1949

Fennel Wed 13-Jun-18 17:28:30

Excellent idea. What about kilts? And arab robes?

Blinko Wed 13-Jun-18 17:53:14

Love it! Great idea. grin

Parsley3 Wed 13-Jun-18 18:14:34

🤣 excellent!

JustALaugh Wed 13-Jun-18 23:39:43

Good for them. My son works in an office at eon and has to wear a shirt and smart trousers. He and some of the other men at work asked if they could wear shorts (Chino-type ones, which are knee length). They were told no. The employees there do not deal with the public, don't see anyone face-to-face at all, and are not on view (the department is on the 5th floor). It's really not fair at all.

Blinko Thu 14-Jun-18 09:03:00

JustALaugh, looks like here's the solution...if they dare!

Theoddbird Thu 14-Jun-18 09:58:31

Well done these guys...brilliant. I remember a young lad doing the same at school as they could not wear shorts in the hot weather...

Yellowmellow Thu 14-Jun-18 10:38:12

Good for them...although got to say wouldn't want the view from the bottom of the scaffolding lol.
Boys in general are more in touch with their feminine side, including one of my son's who has his eyebrows waxed (saying that they can be quite thick and bushy without)
My dad would spin in his grave....in his day 'men were men'

123kitty Thu 14-Jun-18 10:41:41

What a great way to deal with a silly problem, laugh and enjoy life when you can. Good job this wasn't in the DM where it would no doubt have been taken as a serious issue, covered in at least three separate articles.

marionk Thu 14-Jun-18 11:10:34

Could be the solution to the workman’s bum situations 😂😂

quasidodo Thu 14-Jun-18 12:35:39

'Women have always had the choice of dressing in whichever way they liked'. No, they really have not.

quasidodo Thu 14-Jun-18 12:42:52

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grandtanteJE65 Thu 14-Jun-18 13:12:36

Actually, if shorts are banned for male workers then they ought to turn up in kilts. These cannot be banned, especially in the UK, as the ban on wearing kilts, highland dress or clan tartan that came into force after the Highland massacres was repealed ages ago. Nowadays, quite a lot of younger Scotsmen wear kilts in other kinds of cloth than a clan tartan.

Frankly, I wouldn't worry about the builders' underwear if they are in skirts - anything is better than the inelegantly named butt crack displayed by so many men in trousers if they bend over or kneel down.

sarahellenwhitney Thu 14-Jun-18 13:34:16

From my point of view there is nothing more off putting than hairy legs ? showing beneath a skirt or dress.

Sheilasue Thu 14-Jun-18 14:51:16

Just read the link, did make me laugh, think that’s great.
Still got to wear the boots though.

Anniebach Thu 14-Jun-18 15:31:10

Did one wear trainers ?

They looked amusing but I wouldn’t have allowed it.

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