I was walking down the street today when a man’s ankles caught my eye. Why did they catch my eye? Because I saw his ankles, and it’s 40 degrees today. In other words, he was wearing short pants.
Apparently, we’ve lost the technology to produce men’s trousers that reach the tops of shoes. While we all know that women are the fairer form, we also know that if there’s one thing we could do to make men more attractive as a sex, it’s absolutely highlighting their ankles.
Obviously, this trend is not that new. According to the Wall Street Journal, it started back in 2008. But really, it started back in 2004 with a line that designer Thom Browne created for Bergdorf.
Though actually, it started back in the ’60s or maybe even ’50s or whenever people started wearing pants for practical reasons (so provincial, I know. I thought so too.)
Exhibit A: The Beatles in 1963
Exhibit B: Marlon Brando in 1953
Exhibit C: Mrs. Madsen’s 5th grade class of 1943
Look at how friggin’ hip that front row is. Moms just thought they were being economical: buy pants that are too long and wear them until they’re too short. Little did they know their babies would be right at home at any fashion party in their fashion clothes.