Farmington — With temperatures plummeting, Tony Bunker is having second thoughts about going out in his usual winter attire of a pair of basketball shorts and sandals.
“Throw on a sweatshirt and a beanie and it’s whatevah,” Bunker told us. “But as cold as it is I almost busted out my sweatpants.”
Maine is in the grips of a brutal cold snap, breaking low-temperature records statewide. Residents of New England have reported many men in their towns have stopped wearing shorts due to the frigid temps.
“Days like this, I might put on some Crocs and a pair of Smart Wool socks I got from mumma couple years back,” Bunker said. He claims Crocs keep his feet warmer than the Adidas sandals he normally wears over socks.
“Plus I got a new set of camo ones for Christmas, they’re killer.”
Experts warn exposed skin is in extreme danger, especially when windchill factors in, but Bunker isn’t concerned.
“I got plenty of fluff,” he said, referring to his ample belly.
With temperatures in the single-digits and lower for the next few days, Bunker said he might have to retire his basketball shorts until mid-January.
“That’s only if I can find my good sweatpants,” he said.
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