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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Shameless self-promotion

Wow! Blogger is actually working! Hooray! Here's my Under 30 column this week. It's on dopey summer fashions.

The column was basically an excuse to make fun of one of my great hates: jean shorts. The story I tell in the column about dating a girl who wanted me to wear jean shorts is absolutely true. She thought it would make my butt look cute. Don't worry, I'm as embarrassed typing that as you were reading it.

I just think jean shorts are the epitome of dorky white guyness. Especially with the tucked-in T-shirt. On women they work OK, because women always looks better than men.

I almost included a bit about sandals, which I love wearing in the summertime. A friend saw me wear sandals earlier this week and she said I looked sleazy. Sleazy? Was Jesus sleazy?


Blogger klhp said...

As long as you don't wear those sandals with socks...

1:40 AM  
Anonymous lori said...

at what point do we lose the right to make kirstie alley fat jokes?

10:53 AM  
Anonymous cheddar said...

I don't have a problem with jean shorts. Matter fact, I like them. I'll wear them before any other kind of shorts, to be honest. Especially khakis.

Do they make corduroy shorts?

11:30 AM  
Blogger Jim Collar said...

Your column made me chuckle. Particularly as I recall that I wore jean shorts and a Harley-Davidson tank top on Sunday.

Granted, it didn't have a "world's greatest dad/granddad/patriot" message, but it was from a Harley shop next to the southern Mexico resort my in-laws stayed at.

I take no shame as I think my fashion is improving. My wife scolded me once for wearing black boots with Bermuda shorts.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous gavin said...

1. Jean shorts are okay.
2. Torn jean shorts not okay, unless you're poor or in college.
3. Even if poor or in college, bad fashion statement (although good use and recycling of torn jeans).
4. Sandals on most men, sleazy.
5. Sandals on Italian or Arab men, sexy.
6. Sandals with wool socks, okay if you're a psychologist for the Outagamie County Juvenile Intake.
7. None of the above applies to women, who can make just about anything work.
8. Exception to #7: Capris. Less than 1% of women can make that shit work.

3:13 PM  
Blogger mark said...

who knows about that jesus character. there are entire chunks of his life that weren't chronicled 100 years later with the rest of his existance.

i saw a guy in jean shorts and a tee shirt tucked in the other day. he was incredibly pale and had a backpack and some sort of hi-top sneaker on.

i thought he looked cool. i never see that look out here. he reminded me of peter lesperance 10 years ago.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I don't have conclusive feelings about the jean shorts for men. I don't think they are sexy though. They seem to be the normal mid-life attire for white guys. I like shorts and certain sandals on guys though. Khaki shorts are my favorite. Tank tops, however... the only way those fly as hot in my book is a white wife beater on a dark toned body. And not to be worn in public, I'm just saying it's a hot look for around the house, mowing the lawn, etc.

P.S. I hate capris. The only exception is the girls who wear them with heels - the kind of girls you see at The Faint concerts who just rock the look. And of course, it helps to be really tall and thin. Capris aren't flattering to any shape but that one.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI: "Jorts" is the correct term for "jean shorts."

6:18 PM  
Blogger mark said...

I think it's actually jean shorts.

6:06 PM  

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