Lets talk about how the men and boys dress

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It is really getting bad when the boys and men are wearing pants that show there shorts. My hubby use to be able to buy nice fitting jeans. But now they sell those [comfort jeans] and he looks terrible in them. Do you think there is any modesty in school's when the boys look like there pants are about to fall off any min,And do you really think they could climb a tree in those things.

-- Irene texas (tkorsborn@cs.com), April 26, 2002


Oh my friend, isn't that the truth! And, how about those men who seem to always show much too much of their rears when they bend over! I mean, can't they buckle their belts so their pants don't ride down.....way TO THERE!

-- Ardie/WI (ardie54965@hotmail.com), April 26, 2002.

When I watch the guys try to run with their pants hanging down to there knees, I can't even laugh. I just shake my head. I am going to buy Marques a good belt.

-- Melinda (speciallady104@hotmail.com), April 26, 2002.

Men should be made to wear kilts all the time, and then maybe they'll see why many women prefer to wear pants...:-)

-- GT (nospam@nospam.com), April 26, 2002.

Those super baggy jeans are hilarious!! Cale and Brady both wear normal fitting Levi type jeans... Brady is so funny, he won't wear anything with lots of pockets, they have to be dark, he does not like faded jeans,and no holes in them either!! He wears his shirts tucked in, and a belt too. He just looks like a little cowboy.

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (me@home.net), April 26, 2002.

Now, I might not mind if men wore kilts cause some of them have some really nice legs! Seriously, if they had to wear them, many a man would be very cold and unhappy.

-- Ardie/WI (ardie54965@hotmail.com), April 26, 2002.

When I was a young woman, the only men who made my little heart go pitter patter were those Texas boys..sigh and my oh my...jeans, button down shirts and cowboy hats...wheeee...now those boys know how to dress!!!! yeehaw!..add a blazer to that combination and a Texas two step, and I'd swoon on the dance floor!!!!! Ah, the good old days..what were we discussing???? Oh yes, mens' clothing....LOL..IMHO, you just cannot beat either the above or a New York pinstripe suit on a tall lanky guy..anything else is boring or outlandish. Why on earth any man would wear a tank top and gold chains is way beyond me, unless it would be to attract a female in skin-tight leather pants and a halter top...LOL..I think I really miss Texas sometimes!

-- lesley (martchas@bellsouth.net), April 26, 2002.

I would fear that climbing a tree with those loose fitting pants...might be affected by gravity! I'm sure he would make a quick come down!!

-- Aimee Gosse (aimeegosse@hotmail.com), April 26, 2002.

I know what you mean.It seems like 'plumber pants' are in style now (no offense to the plumbers),but who wants to see what color boxers a guy is wearing?And "shorts" that come down to their ankles...?What's that all about???

I'm with Leslie...good fitting Wranglers with a nice button down shirt,belt and cowboy hat.Hmmm,that's how my DH dresses...no wonder I fell in love with him.He's a gentleman,too.Think I'll keep him,lol.

-- Johna (in central TX) (marcnjohna@aol.com), April 26, 2002.

Ooops,meant Lesley.

-- Johna (in central TX) (marcnjohna@aol.com), April 26, 2002.

The cowboy look is definitely it for me!!!!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (me@home.net), April 26, 2002.

I hope these boys' parents keep a few pictures of them in their droopy drawers to show the grandkids when THEIR elders complain about THEIR kids clothing styles!!!!!! I remember the pictures of my Dad in a Zoot suit! For those of you who haven't seen one, for a while the mens suits had HUGE shoulder pads, were VERY baggy, and tapered to a narrow ankle. I suspect the idea was to look like a triangle.

-- Terri (hooperterri@prodigy.net), April 26, 2002.

One of the boys we square dance with wears those baggy pants. My DH calls them 'loaded diaper pants' because that is what it looks like! Anyway, it's a little aggravating to dance with this kid, because he is always having to pull his pants up, you'll be going through a move where hands are required and he is yanking on his pants again. Not to mention, they make a person look heavier/ chubbier than they really are.

-- Rebekah (daniel1@itss.net), April 26, 2002.

I have to add my 2 cents here...I was lucky enough to visit Scotland once...I have to say I found the fellas wearing kilts oddly compelling....it is cold and nasty there too...guess they liked FREEDOM!!! as William Wallace said....:>) Regards, Julie in OK

-- Julie (okwilk213@juno.com), April 26, 2002.

After reading this post and the one about womens clothes it seems to boil down to a lack of common sense by both men and women.

I have to agree with you all on the baggy pants thing. It looks ridiculous and has to be uncomfortable. It appears that freedom of motion has been given up for being "cool" or whatever the term is nowdays. Just my 2 cents.

Talk to you later.

-- Bob in WI (bjwick@hotmail.com), April 26, 2002.

my kids never got into that I think it would be aggrvating to kids who have to do chores and work etc. but if you just sit around and watch t.v. think of how comfy you would be...

-- ronda (the johnsons@localaccess.com), April 26, 2002.

Right after I read this post this is the article I found in the paper...Baggy pants trip Huntsville purse-snatcher Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE -- Latravan Kinney, 18, of Huntsville is behind bars on felony robbery charges. His saggy pants did him in.

An employee of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice was entering the agency's Human Resources Building when someone tried to take her purse Thursday morning.

"He came out of nowhere," Huntsville police detective Rob McCurry said in a story in The Huntsville Item. "He knocked her down and attempted to take her purse. She struggled, and he knocked her down again and took her purse."

The woman chased the man, screaming and yelling and calling 911.

As Kinney ran, with the woman and other TDJC employees in pursuit, his loose-fitting pants fell, tripping him, officials said.

McCurry said Kinney was wrestled to the ground when he wouldn't sit on the ground as told.

Kinney was taken to the Walker County Jail.

So,I guess the baggy pants look REALLY bad when they're around your ankles...LOL

-- Johna (in central TX) (marcnjohna@aol.com), April 26, 2002.

Wow! I'm going to be thinking of cowboys in tight jeans all day!

-- Ardie/WI (ardie54965@hotmail.com), April 27, 2002.

I LIKE the baggy pants. But then I deplore Country Western music, too. And I don't like plumber's pants either- those are usually tight and the plumber crack is caused by too large of a belly above the belt line. I also like lots of pockets, makes it rewarding to do laundry. I think guys in tight jeans look stupid-like they think they have something special, and got stuck in a time warp in the late 70's...but if you are going through barb wire fences all day it makes sense to have your clothes a bit more snug than is comfortable. And to each his own! Wear what is comfortable and what works for your life.

Just wanted to plug the opposite side!

-- Doreen (animalwaitress@yahoo.com), April 27, 2002.

Hello Irene, Several years ago before I moved to the Ozarks and was still living in Orlando I had an experience with one of "those boys" that where the baggy pants. My oldest daughter and I were going into the main entrance of the Florida Mall when a fifteen year old youth made a nasty comment to my daughter! I look at him and responded to his comment and he ran up and took a swing at me with his fist! I stepped back as the swing came around. He missed and as his momentum continued, I shoved him against his back and he went flying. As he started flying...HIS PANTS FELL to his ankles!. He fell down into a pile of baggy pants and chains! This was a very busy mall and there were hundreds of people around. When they saw him there laying on the ground with his pants down the whole crowd began laughing and jeering at him. End of confrontation!



-- http://communities.msn.com/livingoffthelandintheozarks (espresso42@hotmail.com), April 27, 2002.

I'm with Lesley, give me Wranglers, western shirts and boots any day. Although I really hate it when some guys (almost always drug-store cowboys) wear overly tight jeans and some of the stuff authentic cowboys don't wear. I can spot a fake a mile away.

Around here we have almost as many buckaroos as cowboys, although they rarely come out of the woodwork unless it's Christmas Eve and they've come into town to buy something for their wife. Now their manner of dress is really something! And their stories are better yet!

-- Lenette (kigervixen@nospam.com), April 27, 2002.

As I watched the kids come out of my daughter's high school, I commented on how sad it was that boys didn't wear pants to show off their cute rear ends. She looked at me and said, "you're sick, Mom". LOL! I remember when you could enjoy the male butt in a nice pair of not-too-tight-but-not-too-baggy Levi's. How would men like it if we all wore that baggy stuff? My dh still wears Levi's (that's all I buy for him) and I love watching his wonderful butt. Hmmmm...now, where is he? ;)

-- Cindy (ilovecajun@aol.com), April 27, 2002.

My youngest son (12) came down one morning with his pants low slung. His pants aren't that baggie but he is rail thin so all clothes hang on him. I was apalled but didn't say anything. But when he wasn't looking I gave a quick yank on the hem and WOOP! down they came. He was totally humiliated, :D I told him if I ever saw him with his pants slung low like that again I wouldn't hesitate to do it again, and I didn't care if we were in public. He just got that look on his face and I knew he understood what I was saying. We have spend many times talking about the way people dress and the sort of impression that it can leave with others. Although we live in a very rural community we have a lot of gang activity from Chicago and the west coast. Gang mambers tend to wear their clothes loose fitting and in many layers. All the better to hid weapons and to shoplift with. My child is not a gang member, far from it, but I don't want people to make assumptions.

-- Susan in MN (nanaboo@paulbunyan.net), April 27, 2002.

Ditto the baggy pants. How 'bout those wife beater shirts. Stretched over a big belly. Someone mentioned kilts, have you seen Mel Gibson in a kilt. Oh, mama!

-- vicki in NW OH (thga76@aol.com), April 27, 2002.

I like the nice fitting jeans, don't mind the boots, but don't care for the western shirts.

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (atilrthehony_1@yahoo.com), April 27, 2002.

I suppose it would be outta the question for me to wear a kilt---Lil Dumplin would kilt me! [Just what do those men wear under'm for undies?]

I was just a wonderin if'n me'n ole Mel mite be some kinda relates. Naw, don't rekon so. I'll jest stick to wearin my cheapo wallyworld, prison bilt bluejeans with my belly hang'n over m'belt.

old hoot. Matt.24:44

-- old hoot gibson (hoot@pcinetwork.com), April 27, 2002.

Vicki -- now this is a family forum....but did you see Mel Gibson in Hamlet? Tights. Enough said?

To answer your query, Hoot, the traditionalist kilt wearer would not wear undies. Bit risky in our Canadian winters but.....

-- Tracy (trimmer31@hotmail.com), April 27, 2002.

My only cousin lives in Scotland, he used to own a shop that sold kilts, hose, and all the other garb that goes with them. He also sold the fabric by the yard. I believe there are three yard of fabric in an average kilt. Scotland is not a warm place and the Highlands can be down right brutal. Many of the men in Scotland do still wear kilts on a regular basis. Wars were fought in them. I have even dance with men in kilts. Traditionally they do not wear undergraments when they wear a kilt.

-- Susan in MN (nanaboo@paulbunyan.net), April 27, 2002.

Oy vey!!! You girls are going to have my head spinning all day! First, Mel dances through my imagination in a kilt and now I find out there is no undergarments! I'd better take my meds for my heart and BP!

-- Ardie/WI (ardie54965@hotmail.com), April 28, 2002.

My DH is a 100% cowboy, I think he was born with his boots on. He wears the just-right jeans with solid colored long sleeve shirts, (Light colored in the summer).And his boots. I wouldn't want him to change a thing!

-- cowgirlone in ok (cowgirlone47@hotmail.com), April 28, 2002.

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