Talk:Bermuda shorts

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I've rewritten this, but note it is from my own experience of actually being here, coupled to books and websites about the island. I deleted this bit: "They were named after the Bermuda island because of the type of garb worn by U.S. tourists there. The actual inventor was Korean War veteran Wayne Homer." as it is news to just about everyone here in Bermuda. LeeG 20:41, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Would you care to cite those books and Web sites, please? --Rob Kennedy 22:17, 3 September 2006 (UTC)
Sure - sorry have not been around for a bit. Here we go:
http://www.bermuda-online.org/shorts.htm (see about halfway down the page on this pretty comprehensive website, I can verify first hand that it's pretty accurate on most stuff)
http://www.poloindia.com/historyoftrousers/right_frame.htm (no idea how reliable that one is)
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/Teasers/Teasers/ShortsHistory.htm (or this one)
http://www.bermuda4u.com/Essential/bermuda_shorts.html (this one I can say is okay from personl knowledge)
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1743395,00.html (I think that one is reputable and independent)
I suggest you check out any guide book, such as the Lonely Planet one. That has a bit on the topic, sadly nothing on Mr Homer. He is not mentioned in any of those sites, nor on any other site I could find, bar mirrors of this one. As such, I think it should be deleted. To avoid some pointless reverting here I'll leave it for a few days, and if there is a citation I have missed for his inclusion, please post it and I'll leave him in place. LeeG 16:19, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Wayne Homer - who?[edit]

Wayne Homer goes, no backup for the inclusion. LeeG 17:48, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

User:Mbuc91 put him back. I can still find no reference anywhere to him, and even though it's original research, nobody I have asked here in Bermuda has any idea who came up with the idea. It's an irrelevance, but there are not even any residents with the surname "Homer" listed in the telephone book here. On the basis that the onus would be to prove he is the inventor, not for someone to prove that he wasn't, I have reverted the last edit. I have no desire to begin the most pointless ever edit war, so if you want him back, put him back, but it would be nice to have some factual basis for an entry here. LeeG 22:36, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Appropriate?[edit]

Shouldn't it be "deemed inappropriate"?

I think "deemed appropriate" is correct. Usually long trousers are formal bussiness wear. On Bermuda, shorts are acceptable. makes perfect sense.

This article would really benefit from a photo. Andybuckle 09:21, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Good thinking. I’ve added the {{photoreq}} template for you. --Rob Kennedy 22:17, 3 September 2006 (UTC)
Photo already on article when checked in 2009, have removed template from talk page. Mabalu (talk) 10:22, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Wayne Homer...[edit]

This man is NOT the inventor of Bermuda Shorts. However, he IS a veteran, and remains alive today. He is actually a guidance counselor at a college preperatory school in Covington, KY (Covington Latin School) and wears bermuda shorts an awful lot. He was added to the site as a senior prank for the graduating class a few years back. Sorry for the confusion. A Student of CLS

Inaccurate Photo[edit]

The upper photo is of cargo shorts, not Bermuda shorts. Should it be removed or replaced with a correct photo? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.196.230.155 (talk) 14:49, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Above the knees or bellow the knees?[edit]

Where i live, bermudas are like shorts but end bellow the knees, shorts end above the knees (and short shorts end above the middle of the thighs). --TiagoTiago (talk) 05:28, 28 April 2011 (UTC)