It's kind of been a running joke around San Francisco since I've lived here. I think my good friend Stacey at Ralph Lauren may have stated it the most clearly almost 25 years ago . . . "the name 'San Francisco' is translated from an obscure Spanish phrase meaning 'shorts and a cashmere sweater.'"
Our very specific weather was famously described by Mark Twain, "The coldest winter I ever spent - was a summer in San Francisco." And it's not like it's actually 'cold' here . . . it's just fairly chilly in the morning and early evening. So it makes one's wardrobe options kinda challenging. As someone who is out and working during the day . . . I need to be dressed for everything . . .
And my usual solution is shorts and a sweater.
|Michael Bastian, for the New York Times|
Now I'm quite well aware that many of you have been suffering through some fiercely hot weather the last fews weeks . . . so, don't begrudge us our oddly temperate weather here in San Francisco . . . along with our even temps, and possibly because of them, we also have roving bands of naked bicyclists. I consider it a simple trade-off.