Ex-girlfriend wear & the men who won't be rockin' it

Skinny jeans are all the rage for men.

Really?

Men love them but want to be able to walk in them, says the NYT Fashion folks.

Now my man, he doesn’t wear jeans, much to the chagrin of his fashionista daughter.

Konnie has begged and pleaded and cajoled and even spent her own $$ to outfit her daddy in the most hip pair of jeans, yet, he refuses.

Uh-huh.

No. Way. Hosea.

He won’t be donning any knit hats, unless they are adorned with a Nike Logo and come in the always classic black.

And those skinny jean?

He’s got the physique.

He could wear them well, with style and sass.

But the only way you could get him into a pair of skinny jeans is at gunpoint.

And then, only if the gun was pointed at me, or one of the daughters.

If you threatened him with it, he’d just laugh.

Loudly.

Right in your face.

Skinny jeans.

501s.

Acid Wash.

Boot cut.

It matters not.

He’s not wearing them.

There’s a lot of men just like him. Men’s men. The kind who feel more comfortable in their work clothes. Men like Granpa Harve.

And C. S. Lewis.

Imagine, if you can,

the creator of Aslan,

wearing a pair of skinny jeans.

Or acid wash.

Now these men are used to wearing jeans

But I’d wager they’d cut the person who suggests they put on a pair of skinny jeans

Perhaps this attorney would be willing to don a pair, tho, I suspect he likes the ease the dress provides

Obviously a rock star like Brandon Heath can pull of wearing the skinny jeans. But I can think of a whole host of men for whom the look will never work:

Danny would look silly

And Scot, well, go ahead — just try and picture it….

And while Desmond would make good sport of it, even he would admit it takes too long to wiggle into a pair

And my buddy Joe Galloway? Not no. But Hail No!

And while Billy is a jean-loving kind of guy, there’s no way he’s wearing any of those fancified city jeans

Skinny jeans might be all the rage in the city, but out here in the sticks where we live you can find my man sporting his athletic gear.  He usually wears the cap backwards.

It’s a nod to the kind of people we are.

About Karen Spears Zacharias

Author. Speaker. Journalism Instructor. Four kids. Three dogs. One grandson.

  • http://www.garynelson.wordpress.com Gary

    Every pair I own are skinny jeans :(

  • Diane

    I know you’re talking about guys wearing skinny jeans but the reason they don’t work for me,(along with athletic wear or anything else that fits tight) is because of a bad case of thunder thighs and big butt! Some of those male skinny, little country music stars seem to be able to get away with it.

  • John in PDX

    501 Originals? Tim can’t wear that? My chicken legs don’t make them look skinny. I’ve worn them for years. I have 20 pairs. I don’t need acid to wash them.

  • Gloria

    Thanks for the laugh Karen. Just imagining my brother in a pair of skinny jeans almost made me fall off my chair laughing. Not that he couldn’t, just that you and I both know he wouldn’t!!!!!!!!!


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