At one of the many places I work an edict came down not from on high but from somewhere in the labyrinths of middle management.
Much of the work I do is outdoors and physical in nature. As summer approaches the weather continues to get warmer which is why this new rule makes no sense. The rule is as follows:
No shorts. It looks unprofessional. Not a safety issue. It just looks unprofessional.
This from a person who wears a skirt and sits behind a desk in an air conditioned office.