So, this made me laugh a bit:
Oh, what’s that? Linen pants are breathable? Oh hey, that’s great! Let me just plunk down $200 for a pair at Banana Republic, because that’s totally within my price range.
I’ll just say that if you’re paying $200 for linen pants at BR, then, yes, you’re crazy. As for wearing shorts, that’s not something I’d personally do. I’ll spare the world my disgusting legs and get some seasonal slacks.