Monday, May 7, 2007

Survey


OK, OK.

Manpris. Should guys wear them?

If you read this post, put in a yes or no in the comments. If you are shy, I guess you can make up a name to use for the comment. Functional arguments? Women's thoughts? We need data, boys and girls.

I am going on record as anti. Kaj wants to own a ranch where he can nurture and raise them. And you?

14 comments:

Perella said...

If your first name is Josh, and your last name starts with an "E" . . .you should wear manpris.

Tifighter said...

What, you didn't recognize me in the picture?

phil g said...

Manpris, or Knickerbockers, as they used to be called have been worn by many a manly man (see Payne Stewart)and I for one am in favor of bringing them back. I'm also in favor of bringing back the Orange Julius and PowerWheels but bigger for adults.

Yawping Badger said...

A week ago I would have said against, but I now will go on record as for the manpris. From a functional standpoint they are the perfect Seattle bottom apparel piece. You can bike in them and not get your pants caught in your chain. You can wade in the Puget Sound above your ankles and not get your pants wet. On a warm Seattle day they are cooler than pants, and on a cool Seattle evening they are warmer than shorts. Versatility to the max! I propose the next debate: Sandals with socks? Cool or gag me with a spoon.

Tifighter said...

Extra credit to phil for mentioning the Orange Julius. It is true; I am pro Orange Julius. This will need further discussion at a later date.

calaski said...

Manpris have their place, like biking and other active sports where casual is the uniform. I will proudly wear them under appropriate conditions. Manpris do NOT belong where socks are seen w/ sandals...or on grandpa. But, better than manpris...(drum roll) is the 1980's "Jams". These are of course the fore father of all capris/manpris. The extra long shorts that extended well beyond the knee without coming dangerously close to the lower shin region. These were an instant hit (as in 1980's standards) because they do not look like a man wearing womens pants. My personal favorite were the bugle boy brand in tan w/ the contrasting red pattern on the inside of the waist band and lower cuffs. That is all.

Tdubya said...

manpris are quite silly...I'm wearing them now, but hey - they are silly.

Tifighter said...

These were an instant hit (as in 1980's standards) because they do not look like a man wearing womens pants.

:)

towalton said...

I gotta say it...there's a difference between knickers (bike messengers wear 'em) and manpris (dolts wear them). While there are merrits to sporting waders in the britches category, I'm not running out to get a pair of manpris...

But I would run out to buy an adult sized Big Wheel.

fashion police said...

People, keep in mind that this survey is being asked by a dude who sports a lime green man-purse. Different strokes for different folks! Viva la manpri!!

Tifighter said...

Please. It is a European men's pea pod.

And I didn't inhale.

Nils said...

Forget Manpris! I think you guys should get out of there (OR) and make a new place that can make kid's stuff! Gimme some kidpris.

Tifighter said...

Nils, turn away from the light...

Anonymous said...

Yes to manpris!