The fashion police are apparently after avid golfer and NBA legend Michael Jordan.
Jordan was reportedly disinvited from a Miami Beach country club for wearing cargo shorts instead of old-school Bermuda shorts on the facility’s golf course, a fashion faux pas that prompted other club members to complain.
The Page Six section of the New York Post claims the resort in question is the exclusive La Gorce Country Club which is very picky about what golfers wear on the links.
“‘Michael was wearing cargo pants on the course,’ said a spy. Jordan’s multipocketed pants were apparently against the dress code that, sources say, dictates that members and guests must be attired in a collared shirt and Bermuda shorts …
“ ‘He was given the chance to change but he didn’t want to,’a source said. The source added that Jordan, who was enjoying a round at the club with one of its members, played on anyway. The source added that members complained about Jordan breaking the rules and, ‘He won’t be invited back.’ “
One of Michael Jordan’s public relations flacks responded that Jordan, who apparently has played the course many times while wearing cargo shorts, found out about the violation of club rules at the 12th hole and decided to finish his round rather than head back to the clubhouse to change clothes. “We were not aware that he is not allowed to return to La Gorce. I guess it’s their loss — as MJ is a great golfer, and a great guest.”
Michael Jordan, the majority owner of the NBA Charlotte Bobcats, is a six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls and a six-time NBA finals MVP along with many other pro basketball honors.
Assuming this account is accurate, do you think the club’s Bermuda shorts policy is reasonable? What’s the problem with cargo shorts (or cargo pants) anyway? They are both comfortable and functional; as everyone knows, you can never have enough pockets.