Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fashion (Pants on the Ground)

I've often said that guys have it so much easier than girls do regarding fashion; fewer choices makes it easier to determine what to wear everyday. Suit styles tend not to change much over time and thus, guys can get more use out of an item. Sizing is far more standard from one men's designer to another, so it's easier to find your size when you're a guy. But most importantly, and this is the reason for this post, guys' styles are typically more comfortable. If you question the veracity of that statement, just think: HEELS. (I almost typed HELLS, which isn't far off, but they make our legs look good, right?) However, I am re-thinking that last part. I know that guys have been wearing their pants at questionable levels for awhile now, but it seems to have reached a new low. (pun intended). Many guys are now belting their pants BELOW their butt. First of all, doesn't that completely negate the wearing of pants to begin with? Why even wear them? Pants are meant to cover one's undergarments, right? But never mind that part, what I want to know is, isn't it uncomfortable as hell to wear them that way? When I see them worn in that manner, I can only think of that song about pants on the ground...he must have noticed it before I did and felt compelled to write a song. I get the song now. It feels weird looking at a guy who is wearing his pants that way, almost obscene. People complain about women's styles being too revealing, but usually a revealing style in a woman's garment is by design. On purpose. The guy's pants on the ground is a modification of the intended design. I just don't get it, and I don't think it's because of my age or gender. I think I don't like it because it's totally asinine. There I said it, I feel better.

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