Shorts and T-shirt weather; yourmoney: : HIGH STREET.
Byline: CLINTON MANNING
1. Oppressively hot and humid; sultry.
2. Suffering from oppressive heat.
swel temperatures have sent sales of summer gear soaring with city slickers swapping suits and ties for shorts and T-shirts.
The hottest week of the year saw demand for cut-offs rise by 204% at Debenhams, while T-shirts were up 165%.
Enough shorts were sold in June to kit out the England football team 397 times. Women eager to bask in the sunshine sent cossie and bikini Bikini (bēkē`nē), atoll, c.2 sq mi (5.2 sq km), W central Pacific, one of the Ralik Chain, Marshall Islands. It comprises 36 islets on a reef 25 mi (40 km) long. sales up by 26% week on week as temperatures topped 30C again yesterday.
Rival chain John Lewis reported selling a pair of trendy Fitflops every minute as Brits dumped shoes for cooler footwear.