Bared by shorts, they point us toward a few truths about social standards. The man in shorts, meanwhile, occupies a space that is more subtly strange. Maybe, if the boys were not quite so little or if the weather was not quite so warm, they wore the knee breeches called knickerbockers. Maybe not — some British boys still wore flannel shorts throughout the school year, collecting memories of inner thighs chapped by rubbing against cuffs soaked with melted snow. The line drawn between youth and maturity was a hemline, and to be a year-old stepping into trousers for the first time was to be the initiate at a puberty rite. Foes of shorts — you may know the type of man who, despite the risk of developing heat rash and a reputation as a crank, opposes the things on principle — argue that the childishness denoted by their brevity cannot be overcome. The detractors contend that shorts are categorically unattractive on grown men, that even when they look good they seem callow. To butch up the look in full, a fellow does not settle for the basic khaki coloring of old colonial campaigns but instead pursues a camouflage print. This is a standard streetwise look — camo cargos, T-shirt, a pair of Nikes bearing the soaring silhouette of Michael Jordan.
What this DOES mean is you need your place presentable at every moment. When you step out the door, is it dirty? Do you have old socks or pizza boxes hanging around? Would you bring a girl back to your pad, given its current state?
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Trousers or pants American English are an item of clothing that might have originated in Central Asia , worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes , skirts , and dresses. In England, the word pants generally means underwear and not trousers. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called "long trousers" in certain contexts such as school uniform , where tailored shorts may be called "short trousers", especially in the UK. The oldest known trousers were found at the Yanghai cemetery in Turpan , Xinjiang , western China and dated to the period between the 10th and the 13th centuries BC.