Okay, I know it's not that big of a deal, or that it's going to affect me greatly for what years the Lord in his mercy ultimately allows me, or that it will somehow alter the direction of world history; but the fact is, I'm thankful for the hottest men's fashion news upcoming this summer--to wit, that shorts are getting shorter. It cheers my soul, in fact.
Take it from an old guy--the demise of baggie shorts is further proof that if you live long enough you don't have to dump skinny ties. All things must pass--only, zombie-like, to return. The only constant is change--you can quote me on that.
Still, a man like me, drawing altogether too close to 70 years old and not blessed with great legs anyway, might well cover up better in a pair of these baggies,
all that denim covering thunder thighs. Quite frankly, I don't think I'd ever get out on the street in a pair of these. I'd be arrested by some branch of fashion police if my wife didn't simply shoot me first.
At my age new fashion trends won't make me redo the closet. Still, I'm glad they're back--real shorts. Not short shorts either, just those comfy half-pants we used to call "shorts." and Furthermore, I'm happy those billowing pantaloons are on their way to the St. Vincent DePaul, where I wish them a long and satisfying shelf life.
It's the kind of fashion trend I like--won't cost me a dime.