Weak rant - who determines fashion these days ?

WT

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So I'm watching PTI last night, video highlights come up on a guy trying to catch a baseball and he totally muffs it. The ball caroms off his face and he tries to save face and go sit by his hot GF.

Wilbon makes the joke that not only did he take one to the face in a sad attempt to shag a ball, but the entire sports world now gets to see him do it, and wearing cargo shorts to boot !!

Yea, we know jorts were banned years ago ... I'm fine with that. Having owned many pairs of jorts in the 80s and 90s, they served us well, but the times they are a-changin'.

Moving on to cargo shorts, I think they are at least practical, but what ticks me off is that they too are now fashionably hideous according to the fashion pundits out there.

So what the hell are we men supposed to wear ?? Did some new design appear that all men must feel compelled to wear ?? Flannel shorts ?? Yoga shorts ?? Please enlighten me. You have taken away my jean material. You have now taken away my cargo shorts material. Do I now wear parachute shorts ?? Could be, what comes around goes around ... Can't touch this !! :whiste:

Tell ya what, I saw two kids hanging out by a vending machine here at school wearing black Adidas flip-flops with black socks. STOP IT !!! STOP WEARING THAT !!! It looks STUPID !! Now >> I << am determining right here and now that this fashion trend must DIE !!

Leave me and my cargo shorts alone. I am a 45 y.o. male and I feel damn well comfortable in myself to wear what is comfortable and already in my closet.




PS - my wife hid a pair of classic rugby collared pullover shirts in the back of my closet years ago. I found them recently, and I shall WEAR THEM with PRIDE !
:colbert:
 

SMOGZINN

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Moving on to cargo shorts, I think they are at least practical, but what ticks me off is that they too are now fashionably hideous according to the fashion pundits out there.
Cargo shorts have always been hideous.


So what the hell are we men supposed to wear ??
Pants. Men wear pants.
 

darkewaffle

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You wear shorts that don't have giant retarded pockets on them and have leg openings that are not 3x the circumference of your thigh. It's not hard.
 

WT

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Pants. Men wear pants.

Its summer in a few weeks. Pants during summer. Does not compute.
Are you guys scared to get any sun on your legs ?? Do you wear your dress slacks at the beach ?? Just curious.

My cargoes do not have super baggy pockets, but they are marketed as cargo shorts. Maybe my definition of cargo shorts and what you are thinking of are just different enough to not look that bad. They also fit much tighter at the knees than the D.B. cargo shorts that you have in mind.
 

smackababy

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So I'm watching PTI last night

Stopped reading here. Obviously, you have much bigger problems than what is fashionable.


Okay, I really didn't stop reading there, but my point still stands! Cargo shorts are stupid. Why do you need that many pockets? Carrying a bunch of snacks? They look stupid, and have looked stupid since their inception. When fat Johan Hill can make a joke about them being bad, they are really bad.


I suppose they are better than suspender shorts though.
 

BoomerD

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I proudly rock the Jorts...:p

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but I hate cargo shorts/pants.
 

KeithP

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It must be terrible to be a slave to others judgement. You might try wearing clothes that you like rather than what others deem "fashionable".

-KeithP
 

GrumpyMan

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I like the way my dad used to approach it, he used to wear checkered shirts with striped pants on purpose with black socks and white shoes. People used the yell, "Where is the circus?". Ha! He didn't give a crap and neither do I really.
 

SMOGZINN

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Its summer in a few weeks. Pants during summer. Does not compute.
Are you guys scared to get any sun on your legs ?? Do you wear your dress slacks at the beach ?? Just curious.
Slacks most of the time. Jeans when I'm doing any physical labor. White linen pants for the beach. If I am swimming I wear swimming trunks.
The only time men can fashionably get away with shorts is when playing a sport or working out.
 

UglyCasanova

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Didn't know there was anything wrong with cargo shorts, this is news to me. I wear them, and no it's not because I find the extra pockets practical or anything, but They are comfy and it's freaking hot here. Screw pants, and I wear sandals too.
 
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Slacks most of the time. Jeans when I'm doing any physical labor. White linen pants for the beach. If I am swimming I wear swimming trunks.
The only time men can fashionably get away with shorts is when playing a sport or working out.

The only time men can fashionably get away with white linen pants is if they're living in Kentucky in 1874, or if they're Don Johnson in the mid-80s. Holy shit, you're Don Johnson, aren't you?
 

JManInPhoenix

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T-shirt, cargo shorts & flip flops is standard attire in Phoenix. Don't care if I am not fashionable :p
 

purbeast0

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i only wear cargo shorts when i am fishing for the most part and have stuff in most of my pockets. i used to wear them a lot just to wear them, but i started just getting other shorts that are the same length just without all of the pockets on them. they just look nicer.
 

OutHouse

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lol


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Jorts

Jorts:
Jean shorts. Worn mostly by children and douchebags. Jorts are perhaps the easiest way to recognize people you will not like. If you wear jorts, you probably don't talk to girls. The term "jorts" does not apply to jean shorts worn by black people, as those are entirely acceptable.
The kid next to me was definitely a total dick; he was wearing jorts.
 

smackababy

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^I grew up wearing jorts, although they weren't called that then. I just remember my mom forbidding me to wear my pants and shirts backwards. Thanks Kris Kross!