When he showed back up at the office he was sure he’d be sent back home again. However, his employers noted the unfairness of their pants-exclusive policy for men. Instead of going home to change again, Barge opted to say yes to the dress.
“They said it was a bit too colorful and asked if I wanted to go home and change because they were letting us wear shorts because of my ‘protest’—but I said I was happy to stay,” More at The Daily Dot.
This is still a thing for sure. Where I work the rules are very fair, but in previous roles in the same company women have been allowed to wear smart shorts or white smart T-shirts while men had to wear long trousers and collars. Us men need equality now!