How cold is too cold for shorts?

Winter, spring, summer or fall…I’m wearing shorts.

I friggin’ HATE pants.

I think I have three pairs of pants and one pair of jeans and I might wear pants once or twice a year.

Other than that, I’m ALWAYS rocking shorts. When I’m on the Harley. When I’m interviewing rock stars. Even on NYE when I’m poppin’ bottles!

To be perfectly honest, I don’t really know when I started wearing shorts on a daily basis instead of pants, but it was likely in high school.

I have stubby legs. So I have to buy pants that are a 30 in length or shorter. And every time I buy a pair of pants, they never seem to be short enough in the legs and I end up walking on the bottom cuff.

And that drives me absolutely BONKERS!

Can’t stand it.

So, I only wear shorts now to prevent that from happening. Plus, I like being chilly. I keep the temp in my house at 64° during the winter and if I wasn’t married & didn’t have dogs, it’d be even colder.

Occasionally, I will put pants on, but it’s a rarity. And it usually has nothing to do with the weather.

When it snowed about two weekends ago and it was barely above 0° outside, I did put on some sweatpants when I went outside to shovel. But I was right back into my shorts when I got done.

A recent survey asked people to give the lowest temperature they thought was warm enough to wear shorts.

The most common answer was between 61° – 70° with 25% of the vote.

Damn, dude. Why even bother if you’re waiting until it’s friggin’ 70°?

The second most popular answer was between 71° and 80°.

Did they only interview senior citizens for this?

Ugh…if I was wearing pants in 80° weather, I’d be DYING!

Only 8% of people say 41° – 50° is shorts weather, and another 6% say they’ll wear shorts when it’s between 31° & 40°.

And there’s my people. The 4% who’ll wear shorts outside when it’s below 20°.

Men are more likely to wear shorts in the colder temps, and women hold out until it’s much warmer.

And yes, I’ve seen this meme about a bazillion times. Thank you for thinking about me whenever it pops up in your timeline.

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Brian Simpson

Unapologetic fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins & Celtics. Lover of powerful, dark beers. Married with NO kids. Ever. Lover of doggos. Not so much cats.


  1. Glenn on May 20, 2021 at 6:50 am

    I like shorts also and when the temp is 15 celius, the shirts comes out and stays till fall, end of October.

    • Beth on October 13, 2021 at 6:24 am

      Um I think once it gets below 59 I think you should start being pants because then that’s cool and like you can skate getting sick

  2. Damon Stewart on November 17, 2021 at 2:23 am

    I wear shorts bare legged in the winter because I like the snow hitting my bare calves&it feels real good& the only time I wear pants if theres a polar vortex or blizzard but other than that I’m in shorts& I should try to wear shorts if the temperature is less than 15degrees Celsius because I like being cold even for an African American.

  3. Damon Stewart on November 17, 2021 at 2:31 am

    -15degrees celsius is=5degrees farenheit-no wind the real feel -5degrees farenheit. 5degrees with a 30mph wind makes it feel like-19 with windy conditions& you have 30mins til frostbite time.

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