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Wear shorts, help tourism

Wear shorts proudly

February 27, 2012

Dear Sir,

I come in to contact with thousands of our visitors each year. One of the many things which delight them about our lovely Island is Bermuda shorts and some have wondered where they are. After all, Bermuda shorts are known all over the world and probably as popular as the ‘Bobbies Helmet’.

Unfortunately not too many men wear the traditional Bermuda shorts these days. I know that there are those who feel that it gives too much of a colonial image, or only older men wear them, but really they are part of our custom and heritage. The ‘bobbies helmet’ was once discontinued, you may recall, following the ‘Pitt Commission’ in 1978 only to be re-introduced a few years later because our visitors were missing them.

I want to encourage all men this tourist season to make every effort to support Bermuda’s cause. We are short of our guest businessmen who tended to wear them a great deal. So I call on every man, who is able, to do their duty and wear their Bermuda shorts with pride.

JOHN DALE

Pembroke

Help tourism: Geordie Wardman, president of Bermuda Styles, is shown in this file photo demonstrating the versatility of his unique Bermuda shorts which can be worn from the beach to the office.

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Published February 27, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 27, 2012 at 8:22 am)

Wear shorts, help tourism

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