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This guy is very, very cool

Being forced to work in a suit in hot weather can feel like you’re being melted by formal wear.

Joey Barge, a 20-year-old call centre worker from Buckinghamshire, England, found this out when he tried to turn up for work in shorts.

But he had the perfect response – he returned later that day wearing a stunning (and frankly cool-looking) pink dress.

If women can wear skirts/dresses at work can I wear smart shorts like so? pic.twitter.com/UD0AQ6ZCbP
— joey (@jBarge_) 19 June 2017

‘If women can wear skirts/dresses at work can I wear smart shorts like so?’ he said on Twitter.

‘Answer: nope. Just been sent home from work,’ he said later.

Barge then posted tweets of how he would return to work.

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What looks better pic.twitter.com/aj7S4sPrtJ
— joey (@jBarge_) 19 June 2017

See you soon, twitter. I’ll be sent home soon. pic.twitter.com/XfFyxDeBAK
— joey (@jBarge_) 19 June 2017

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pic.twitter.com/tIvA7UvDoN
— joey (@jBarge_) 19 June 2017

It turns out Barge’s little protest at least succeeded in some ways to allow him to be more comfortable in the office.

Partial win? pic.twitter.com/SKh1WcbcR4
— joey (@jBarge_) 19 June 2017

His company will now allow men to wear three quarter length trousers in black, beige or navy.

He also retweeted a short LinkedIn post about how dress codes affect everyone, especially trans people.

On corporate dress codes, etc. A LinkedIn rant from yours truly. pic.twitter.com/CZQTBT9PUn
— Will 🐝 (@WillMcHoebag) 19 June 2017

You have to admit, he did look pretty amazing in that dress.

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