Monday, January 13, 2014

A question of the philosophers

Women are evidently routinely mocked because of wearing ill-fitting "Mom Jeans".  Now given that I, and most of my (male) colleagues wear loosely fitting denim as well, why are men not mocked for wearing "dad jeans"?

I blame the patriarchy!  We have met the enemy, and he is us!


Gino said...

we are mocked. at least my kids see to it, anyway.

tobin said...

I imagine it has something to do with the fact that no one really wants to see men in tight-fitting jeans.

I'm routinely jealous of double-standards between genders for attire - women can get by with more comfortable shoes in the summer, cooler (temperature-wise) tops, etc. But I'm very glad men's styles don't vary as much.

Gino said...

summer is my favorite time of year for noticing women.

Bike Bubba said...

Tobin, that's the first time I've ever heard it said that women can have more comfortable shoes! OK, they can wear sandals when men need to wear a closed toe shoe, but.....there are times when men can wear Birkenstocks, no?

Suffice it to say that whenever I view womens' clothing, I am glad that I can wear 18 year old boots, 12 year old pants, and a 25 year old sweater to church, and nobody says boo about it.