On a recent art pilgrimage to the 2012 Whitney Biennial in New York this past week, I made a quick stop in midtown Manhattan. The generous better-butt-for-your-buck fashionistas at Bonobos invited me to their New York City headquarters for a special fitting. You may remember Bonobos from a post I did a few months back.
As a man with relatively narrow hips and ample thighs, shopping for a pair of pants presents its own particular set of problems. I usually end up settling: comfortable waist and tight legs, or loose waist and ample leg room. As a man who likes to give the occasional spank, belts can come in handy. That said, you can't beat a pair of pants designed to fit. In all honesty, it was a real revelation.
A pair of pants that fits my waist AND my thighs!
If I were a woman it would be the equivalent of finding the right bra for the first time (most women actually wear the wrong size). A realistic dress form, with ample, athletic glutes, provides most of the design office inspiration. Mr. Bonobos 2011 almost gave me a woody (See pics below. . .)
Despite my infrequent trips to East Coast gay beach resorts, there are some things I've never quite mastered. I even got a lesson in how to properly cuff my shorts. Go figure. I've been doing that wrong too.