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post #11001 of 12455
That sucks. Happened to me once (not in London or wherever though). Lucky I got my car keys with me, slept the night there. Instead of, you know, bothering a friend or the maintenance guy.
post #11002 of 12455

This was discussed in another thread, but: cargo shorts. IMO, they're comfortable and look good. I'd be wearing them right now if it wasn't +5C outside. But I keep seeing articles about how AWFUL they are, and how you're supposed to throw them away. Case in point, from today's newspaper: "The Most Horrifying Men's Summer Clothing - Ditch It Immediately". Cargo shorts "look unflattering" and "a gentleman should never cover his knees". What the fuck? Should I accept I've grown old and fallen out of the loop because IMO this (example photos from the paper):

 

 

 

Doesn't look quote-unquote Horrifying to me. But what do I know. The article also argues that you don't need those pockets because you can always carry a nice satchel or a purse. And wear something more civilized, chic and manly. Such as this:

 

 

Seriously. Just look at that. Has the whole world gone fucking insane?

post #11003 of 12455

Yeah, this came up on a FB thread. I'm not a fan of the cargo shorts pictured, but the ones that have a slimmer profile and end just above the knee are really comfy and practical.


Here's a comparison. I'll take the cargo shorts EVERY DAY over the other ones. More comfortable and more practical.

 

post #11004 of 12455
Fashion media exists for the sole purpose of compelling gullible people to ditch all the clothes they already own and rush out to buy entirely new wardrobes. If they're arguing that shorts are Hitler in clothing form, it's because somebody somewhere wants to sell more slacks/jeans/kilts/whatever.
post #11005 of 12455

I'll agree that an unkempt pair of cargo shorts can make you look like an urban outdoorsman but if you iron and fold them and put them away properly you should be good to go. However, my issue with what you linked lies in the "gentlemen don't cover their knees" bit.  I absolutely cannot abide shorts that sit above my knees and my oldest son wears all his shorts like the 2nd picture Michael posted.  Just mid thigh and shit like a speedo IMO.

 

I keep telling him I will buy him new clothes that fit him since those seem to have gotten too short for his height and he keeps insisting that is how everyone wears their shorts.

post #11006 of 12455
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Originally Posted by Virtanen View Post

 

The article also argues that you don't need those pockets because you can always carry a nice satchel or a purse. 

 

Fuck. That. 

 

And that's not coming from a position of male insecurity. I'm just against having to lug a fucking bag around everywhere regardless of gender. 

 

And yeah, those Short Shorts are just fucking horrible to look at. Tucking shorts in is also fucking WEIRD. Never liked how that looked.

 

I have been moving away from cargo shorts though. If only cause I've been wearing them for fucking years and am looking for a change. Lately I've quite liked black denim shorts like this.

 

 

I've got sexy legs. I wanna show them off when I can.

 

If I'm going to a festival though, you bet your fucking ass I'm taking cargo shorts. Not some fucking SATCHEL that junkies can snake while you're not looking. 

post #11007 of 12455

Conversely, I fucking HATE basketball shorts or whatever the fuck they're called, the ones that hang to mid-calf and are baggy as hell. Had a drug dealer neighbor that wore them ALL THE TIME, even in single digit winter weather.

post #11008 of 12455

The bare-kneed gentleman on the photo doesn't look like he's planning a visit to the local rock festival.

post #11009 of 12455
Cargo shorts? What year is this?

Am I the only one here who wants to up the game of their wardrobe and move into wearing suits?
post #11010 of 12455
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Originally Posted by Stale Elvis View Post

Am I the only one here who wants to up the game of their wardrobe and move into wearing suits?
Yes.
post #11011 of 12455
Quote:
Originally Posted by Virtanen View Post
 

This was discussed in another thread, but: cargo shorts. IMO, they're comfortable and look good. I'd be wearing them right now if it wasn't +5C outside. But I keep seeing articles about how AWFUL they are, and how you're supposed to throw them away. Case in point, from today's newspaper: "The Most Horrifying Men's Summer Clothing - Ditch It Immediately". Cargo shorts "look unflattering" and "a gentleman should never cover his knees". What the fuck? Should I accept I've grown old and fallen out of the loop because IMO this (example photos from the paper):

 

 

Love cargo shorts, as they are comfortable as hell.  What the hell are we supposed to go back to wearing, these?

 

 

And by we I totally mean...

 

Shit!  Who am I kidding?  I wore the crap out of those in the 90s, and probably goofy stone washed versions!

post #11012 of 12455
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Originally Posted by Stale Elvis View Post

Cargo shorts? What year is this?

Am I the only one here who wants to up the game of their wardrobe and move into wearing suits?

 

I don't know about suits all the time, but I never wear shorts, because I'm a grown-up.

post #11013 of 12455

I'd love to get a few tailored suits if I could afford it. They're totally lingerie for men cause if you're wearing a great suit you feel fucking POWERFUL. 

 

Not gonna wear them when I'm in 40° Celsius weather while traipsing around the African Bush though...

post #11014 of 12455
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

 

I don't know about suits all the time, but I never wear shorts, because I'm a grown-up.

 

I know the area of GA you live in well. Grown-up or not I can't imagine how awful your summers are if you choose to not wear shorts.

 

All of the above being said I do believe I will be replacing most of my shorts this season but not because they are cargo.  They are generally dress shorts.  But the change I think I may make is moving away from pleats to flat fronts.  Probably gonna do the same as the year goes on with all my work slacks.

post #11015 of 12455
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Originally Posted by TzuDohNihm View Post
 

 

I know the area of GA you live in well. Grown-up or not I can't imagine how awful your summers are if you choose to not wear shorts.

 

I get that a lot. "How can you be wearing jeans to this barbeque, it's 95 degrees out here!?!?" It's just never bothered me for some reason. And I just don't think guys past 25 look all that great in shorts of any design. 

post #11016 of 12455
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Originally Posted by TzuDohNihm View Post
 

 

I know the area of GA you live in well. Grown-up or not I can't imagine how awful your summers are if you choose to not wear shorts.

 

All of the above being said I do believe I will be replacing most of my shorts this season but not because they are cargo.  They are generally dress shorts.  But the change I think I may make is moving away from pleats to flat fronts.  Probably gonna do the same as the year goes on with all my work slacks.


Dress shorts.

 

Dress. Shorts.

post #11017 of 12455
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Originally Posted by Stale Elvis View Post
 


Dress shorts.

 

Dress. Shorts.

 

 

Not the aforementioned cargo or basketball or jean types. Made of work slacks materials and for a generally more upscale, less relaxed outfit.

 

  or     as opposed to    or

post #11018 of 12455
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

And I just don't think guys past 25 look all that great in shorts of any design. 

 

False!

 


As I'm trying to be a little more involved on the boards, here is my current getup as I lay here watching Deadwood, while I wait for the kids to get home from school.  I don't live in GA, but I do live in Vegas (it's a dry heat!), and I could not imagine wearing jeans (or a suit for that matter) except for the few absolutely necessary occasions I have to these days.  

post #11019 of 12455

Tired shit:  Having to wear a suit every day for about 12 years of your life

 

Decidedly Un-tired shit:  Not ever having to again, and enjoying the shit out being able to wear cargo shorts every damn day

 

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post #11020 of 12455
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Originally Posted by TzuDohNihm View Post

I'll agree that an unkempt pair of cargo shorts can make you look like an urban outdoorsman but if you iron and fold them and put them away properly you should be good to go.

MISSING THE POINT
post #11021 of 12455
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Originally Posted by Stale Elvis View Post

Cargo shorts? What year is this?

Am I the only one here who wants to up the game of their wardrobe and move into wearing suits?

 

 

Nothing wrong with looking sharp. But unless you're planning on being suited up while going hiking, camping, or indulging in other rugged outdoor activities, one sometimes must forego natty attire in favor of something less fashionable but more practical/comfortable/versatile. 

post #11022 of 12455

Fuck doing anything in nature. I wear cargo shorts while hosting bbq's in my Brooklyn backyard.  But I also still wear loose, cuffed jeans with Docs when its a little cooler, and regularly go through a large collection of 90's concert t-shirts on weekends. So clearly, I peaked at 25.

 

At best.

post #11023 of 12455
Y'all can wear what you like, but I find the idea of engaging with this dress shorts thing to be very unappealing. I'm nobody's cabana boy.
post #11024 of 12455
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

 

And I just don't think guys past 25 look all that great in shorts of any design. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Codename View Post

 

I've got sexy legs. I wanna show them off when I can.

 

 

That and African summers. 

post #11025 of 12455

I'm incredibly confused right now. 

 

I wear what fits me. Fashion means to me as much as to what my evil twin is eating for dinner.

 

Saying that, all those pics of the model dudes wearing short shorts and dress shorts made my testicles recede. Guess I need to go get some Capri pants.  

post #11026 of 12455

All these pictures lead me to the one, logical conclusion. My outfit for the Summer of 2017:

 

 

Festivals, here I come!

post #11027 of 12455
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Originally Posted by neil spurn View Post

Fuck doing anything in nature...and regularly go through a large collection of 80's concert t-shirts on weekends. So clearly, I peaked at 25.

At best.

One minor accounting change, and this post just became mine!
post #11028 of 12455
Quote:
dress shorts make my testicles recede 

Look kinda fit but roomy to me..if they were any

tighter you could tell which religion this guy is...

post #11029 of 12455

Corporate restructuring.

 

After months of fostering a relationship (i.e., brown nosing) with the head of my department by simultaneously facilitating/managing two highly successful special projects for the better part of a year, her old boss was fired (or asked to resign) a few months ago and her new boss has decided to place her in a different department. I've introduced myself to her boss and the woman replacing her in my department, but there are already bad omens in the air that all of the progress I helped create will be stalled out b/c the new suits want to do their own thing. 

 

My job isn't being threatened or anything, but there is a better than fair chance that the momentum I've had is going to lead me straight to a closed door. I'm not going to let that happen. I'm one of the leaders of my department and I don't want to leave it behind, but if I'm not getting mine, then fuck it, I'm going to migrate to another department and take my connections and skillsets with me. 

post #11030 of 12455
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Originally Posted by Stale Elvis View Post

Cargo shorts? What year is this?

Am I the only one here who wants to up the game of their wardrobe and move into wearing suits?

I wore a suit five days a week for 13 years.

Fuck. That. My firm has a "casual every day" policy.
post #11031 of 12455
I can handle wearing shorts (it's everyone else who complains) but I really dislike being bitten by bugs. I know I'm not the only Texas-based Brit here, I'm sure others will agree that warm legs beats the shit outta skeeter bites!
post #11032 of 12455
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Originally Posted by Ade Brooks View Post

I can handle wearing shorts (it's everyone else who complains) but I really dislike being bitten by bugs. I know I'm not the only Texas-based Brit here, I'm sure others will agree that warm legs beats the shit outta skeeter bites!

Where do you live in Dallas? I don't have the same issue as you. I wear shorts pretty much all year round. The odd bite doesn't deter that. Talking about bug bites you been seeing all those signs around town about mossy bites and the west Nile virus. This is about 5 years straight. We're gonna be getting over night spraying soon. 

post #11033 of 12455
I'm in Euless, about 2 miles west of DFW airport. Pretty sure we've spoken before, albeit years ago.

As for spraying, they've done it off & on for a few years now here. Usually when I'm outside for a smoke!
post #11034 of 12455

Apparently people are making up fake friends and Tweeting about them being missing in Manchester following the recent terrorist attack, just so they can get re-Tweets. 

 

Fuck these people. 

post #11035 of 12455
Fucking tragedy vampires.
post #11036 of 12455

I don't know why that shocks me. So fucking gross.

post #11037 of 12455
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post

Yeah, this came up on a FB thread. I'm not a fan of the cargo shorts pictured, but the ones that have a slimmer profile and end just above the knee are really comfy and practical.


Here's a comparison. I'll take the cargo shorts EVERY DAY over the other ones. More comfortable and more practical.



So fragile.
post #11038 of 12455
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post

I don't know why that shocks me. So fucking gross.
Very little of that nature shocks me anymore. People are fucked up..
post #11039 of 12455
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Originally Posted by Bartleby_Scriven View Post
So fragile.

 

Get to fuck!

post #11040 of 12455
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post

Yeah, this came up on a FB thread. I'm not a fan of the cargo shorts pictured, but the ones that have a slimmer profile and end just above the knee are really comfy and practical.


Here's a comparison. I'll take the cargo shorts EVERY DAY over the other ones. More comfortable and more practical.



Whenever I see clothing photos like the one above I always end up wondering how in the hell can people wear shoes without socks. For me that has always been the surest way for me to get blisters while also ruining a new pair of shoes.

Some people have suggested to me in the past when I posed this question that maybe they're using no-show socks. I still cannot bring myself to believe this to be true because I think no-show socks are one of those items of clothing that are a nice idea, but impossible in practice. Every single time I've tried on pair I get maybe three steps before the back of the socks release their feeble grip on my heels and then de-sleeves down to my arches
post #11041 of 12455

This is kinda funny but I brought up the shorts thing at the office, and a lot of people are like no to cargo shorts. Once again, I'm an outsider, but one dude even brought this shit up as an alternative. 

 

 

What the actual fuck? How is this even a thing? When I talk about it, folks are "yeah, male rompers, not so bad.". This totally got past me, so I obviously swim in different circles. I've never been happier to be me than right now. 

post #11042 of 12455

How the fuck do male rompers not completely scrunch your junk and chafe your asscrack when you move your arms?

post #11043 of 12455

You should have Googled what male rompers were then walked back to his desk/office and punched him in the mouth.

post #11044 of 12455
Doesn't Bond wear one in "Goldfinger?"
post #11045 of 12455

 

Well we all can't be Sean Connery, can we? Also, he's not douchebag, bro-ing it up like the rest of the nozzles in that pic above.

post #11046 of 12455

This explains the license to kill. 

post #11047 of 12455
Yeah, my Dad had one of those terry-towellibg onesies in the late 60s/early 70s. They were all the rage.
post #11048 of 12455
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Originally Posted by jhp1608 View Post

Yeah, my Dad had one of those terry-towellibg onesies in the late 60s/early 70s. They were all the rage.

 

My mom had a bright green one.

 

My dad? Not so much.

post #11049 of 12455

I had a maroon one. Loved it. Just couldn't raise my arms around anyone or they would see my junk.

post #11050 of 12455

I bought a domain name this weekend. Got something in the works I'm excited about, and that should be up and running soon, hopefully. Anyway... I held off on paying a little extra to keep my info private. I figured it'd be fine.

 

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.

 

I've lost count of the dozens of spam emails I've received and the phone calls I keep getting from India, trying to sell me web design service. It's been a little while since I've bought a domain and built a website... I had no idea this shit had gotten so fucking bad. And there's no way to stop it. All I can do is ride the wave and hope the amount of asshole bloodsucking fucking tech companies who snagged my email and number before I paid for the privacy service runs out, soon.

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