Are you a Leg or Arse man?

I like wearing shorts. Not just when running, but in general. Over the past 30 years (since 1982 in fact) short leg length has been steadily increasing. Standard length of shorts for men is now over the knee and are more like plus-fours or pedal pushers. They are more trouser than short.

I have several pairs of just less than knee length shorts from several years ago, and tend to turn them up and role them up further when sitting in the sun.

Yesterday I received quite a few comments regarding me revealing my 'inner thigh' and I have been aware for a while that people seem to stare when I wear my 'shorts'. I need to add that I am not a man in hot pants. My shorts cover at least 1/3 to 1/2 of my thigh, yet seem to appear indecent to others.

However I have noticed men and women revealing their arse crack all over the place. This bottom revealing style of trouser is no longer the preserve of builders. Revealing your dark, private rear valley in public seems now to be perfectly acceptable.

Has anyone else noticed this change in societal views of acceptability?

Comments

  • How disgraceful.  A gentleman should be dressed in jacket, shirt, tie, trousers, boots and a hat at all times apart from when in one's night attire when bed socks, nightshirt and hat are acceptable.  On the cricket field one may remove one's jumper when the mercury approaches 100 but not before and certainly only if the ladies retire to the clubhouse first.
  • photps please so we can judge if it is indecentimage
  • Obviously as time moves on gravity is increasing and pulling it all down... eveidenced by lower cut tops on both male and female varieties also image

    The future... image

  • Keir, just get your cock out, that'll shut them up.

    I''m still working on my cyclist's tan so that I can wear shorter shorts in the gym and show off my ridiculous tan lines.  The arm lines are reasonably well defined but the legs are a bit vague.  image

  • Fake tan and masking tap PP. That'll sort it.
  • I agree. I know I'm a boring and out of touch old woman, but I HATE seeing young girls' bum cracks. It's just wrong!

    In fact - although the young lads look pretty stupid with their undies on view - that doesn't offend me in the same way (at least their designer pants cover the offending area)......

    /rant

  • Keir - surely a well toned inner thigh could never offend anyone of taste.
  • Hi
    Id go for a good strong pair of brown legs any time - the shorter the shorts the better!! lol. Builders bums no thankyou !!And if they are hairy - please cover up!!

  • Gyraffe wrote (see)
    I agree. I know I'm a boring and out of touch old woman, but I HATE seeing young girls' bum cracks. It's just wrong! In fact - although the young lads look pretty stupid with their undies on view - that doesn't offend me in the same way (at least their designer pants cover the offending area)...... /rant


    it used to be just slightly showing their undies, now they seem to literally show the whole pair of pants, with the trousers somehow staying supported just under.

    the ones who try and cycle in this style just look plain stupid.

  • I wonder if the boys would still do it if they knew it started as a prison thing to show you were available.
  • You've definitely picked up on something there Keir - well spotted.
  • Saw a bloke wearing a pair of jeans, I swear to God, the crotch came down to his knees.

    What is the point? It must be blinking uncomfortable, and fancy having to run for a bus dressed like that?!

  • Lol Danny Boy. I always think "How are they going to run for a bus?"
  • Maybe they're hoping the bus-driver will be an ex-con looking for an available young lad?

    Just get clothes that fit, ya damn fool! Jaysus.

  • Badly Drawn Bloke wrote (see)
    Lol Danny Boy. I always think "How are they going to run for a bus?"
    Like a penguin?
  • You think you guys have problems, what about this boy having to wear a skirt in protest at a shorts ban?

    I always have this strong urge to pull down the trousers of blokes who do the pants-above-trousers thing, to try and make them look even more ridiculous.  I haven't acted upon it yet...

  • Parklife - That's more waddle than run. When you watch them run there trousers fall down... It is funny!

    Also, I have mates who wear there jeans like that, so I run past them and give their jeans a yank.. they can't chase after me either image

    Shorts to the knee for casual - Shorts that pretty much flash your bollox with every step for running! image
  • I thought the thing with wearing your trousers half-way down your arse was to show solidarity with your bros who were inside - whose trousers hang low because they've had their belts take away.

    Either way, it does look daft.

    I've noticed the trend for shorts to get longer - men's tennis shorts, football shorts, etc.

    It's just fashion, I expect it will change in a year or two.

  • seren nos wrote (see)
    photps please so we can judge if it is indecentimage


    Not a photo as such, but the look is something pretty close to this (without the tash)

    http://bambootyclothingonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/tom-selleck-magnum-pi-c10102247.jpg

  • Keir wrote (see)
    I like wearing shorts. Not just when running, but in general. Over the past 30 years (since 1982 in fact) short leg length has been steadily increasing.
    I've just re-read this.  If I mention Kevin Keegan and the World Cup, do I win five pounds?  image
  • Keir wrote (see)
    Over the past 30 years (since 1982 in fact) short leg length has been steadily increasing.

    i wish my short leg length had increased since 1982.

  • Apparently all muscles get bigger with use skotty. image

    Then again, the opposite is also true image
  • I'm sorry, I've been completely distracted by the use of "arm" and "well defined" in one sentence. FAR more interesting image than butt cracks and flappy running shorts...
  • Badly Drawn Bloke wrote (see)
    How disgraceful.  A gentleman should be dressed in jacket, shirt, tie, trousers, boots and a hat at all times apart from when in one's night attire when bed socks, nightshirt and hat are acceptable.  On the cricket field one may remove one's jumper when the mercury approaches 100 but not before and certainly only if the ladies retire to the clubhouse first.
    Don't joke. My 35 year old brother in law dresses like this all the time-complete with pork pie hat that never comes off his head-even at meal times. He looks like a cross between Uncle Buck and a 1950's gangster.
  • The suit part can be a good look, but keeping a hat on indoors is bad form.
  • I suspect he may be losing his hair!
  • Unless Kirrie's BiL is Mikey Pearce

    http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsM/tve71433-19850221-258.jpg


  • Nah, more Uncle Buck. He actually looks like him!
  • I've played snooker against Micky Pearce.  My mate would have put on a karaoke night in his pub if he'd had the right entertainment licence.

    It all happens in Streatham, I tell thee!

  • Lady Pineapple wrote (see)

    You think you guys have problems, what about this boy having to wear a skirt in protest at a shorts ban?

    I always have this strong urge to pull down the trousers of blokes who do the pants-above-trousers thing, to try and make them look even more ridiculous.  I haven't acted upon it yet...
    image  Note to self never go near Lady P without a belt on under any circumstance just in case. Folks with low jeans so you can see there pants look stupid but then again most folks look stupid anyway. image
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