Weak rant - who determines fashion these days ?

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OutHouse

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you are kidding right? do they supply the wardrobe for Reno 911 as well?

60 bucks for one pair of shorts??? umm i dont think so.

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BoberFett

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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.

Is this you? Nice hat.

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Broheim

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I'm wearing jorts right now, and I'm pretty damn fashionable. Of course this is Europe and the style is different here...

never understood murica's love affair for untapered slacks and long ass shorts.
 

smackababy

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I'm wearing jorts right now, and I'm pretty damn fashionable. Of course this is Europe and the style is different here...

never understood murica's love affair for untapered slacks and long ass shorts.

I live in America and I don't understand that either. I don't need shorts that are around my shins, nor do I want slacks that resemble Jncos.
 
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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 !
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I had to look it up. Then i found out i have and wear them. I think cargo shorts are great. Especially in khaki color.

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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.

HA ! :biggrin: