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Jun 03, 2019 23:06:23

I Bought Pink Pants Today, and I Kinda Love Them

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Nick Simard

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My wife and I are members of a wine club at one of our local wine bars and tonight they had one of their tasting events. We’d gone out recently and I lamented the fact that I didn’t have any nice shirts that fit me (my weight bounces around and currently, my nicer clothes don’t fit me). So this afternoon I went out to buy myself a shirt (I’ve got plenty of pants).

I did end up finding a short-sleeved button-up. It’s black with white stars on it. I like it. On a whim I decided to look in the clearance section for pants in the event that there was something cool at a reasonable price.

I came across a pair of dark pink pants for $4. They’re kind of like dockers, and made to stretch (I love me some pants with stretch to them). For FOUR dollars, how I could I pass these up? They go great with the shirt I bought too.

So yeah, I wore pink pants on our date night. And I actually really like them. It’s stupid that we consider certain colors feminine, or girly.

Here’s how Wikipedia defines color:

“This perception of color derives from the stimulation of  cone cells in the human eye by electromagnetic radiation  in the visible spectrum.

At some point we (and I mean North Americans...I don’t know about the rest of the world) decided that pink is for girls. Ohhhhhhh boy is it. Go to clothing or toy sections and find the pink areas. Guaranteed they’re aimed at girls.

I’m a grown-ass man. If I wanna buy pink pants I should damn well be able to without having to worry about being seen as feminine, or girly, or gay.

They went well with the shirt, they’re comfortable and I got a great deal on them. To hell with people who think only women should wear pink. I’mma be me and enjoy doing so :)

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    @nicksimard I couldn't help but think of this bit on the Tonight Show. Sorry if this tune gets stuck in your head all day. https://youtu.be/Nv7Ts4v5_Bs

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 04, 2019 07:38:05
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    @nicksimard - i've got a pair of stretchy denim pants I bought at REI of all places ( also clearance rack ) -- I've worn them soo much, they're literally falling apart. Where can I get me some pink trousers too?

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 03, 2019 23:11:47
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