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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Well that's it, then.

This past weekend, I was working off-duty at a dance recital, where hundreds of dancers of all varieties of ages from ~3 to ~45 (mostly kids under 18) danced. Given the season, the recital leaned heavily on Nutcracker interpretations.

One of the dancers was a professional master instructor of about 24, who appeared to have no bones or joints when he did a bit as a rag doll, dressed all in white. The crowd loved this guy. He was one of the two notable male dancers* there, and he was extraordinary. During intermission, I saw him in the lobby, signing programs that fans (as many men as women, I noticed) gushingly shoved in his face. Here, you could see that his monochromatic outfit was kind of a hodge-podge. He had a white cap, a white mask hung around his neck, a white UnderArmuor long-sleeved shirt, white gloves in his pocket, white skinny jeans, and white shoes. (I guess "slippers"?)

What I couldn't help but notice was that his trousers looked terrible.  Even though the close-fitting UnderArmour shirt showed that this young man was in the amazing shape that only a professional athlete who trains daily for lean muscle could get into, his low-cut, fully-pulled-up skinny jeans still looked like crap. Here was a guy who was arguably the epitome of the svelte human male form, and even he couldn't make these pants look good.

Give them up, gentlemen. You've got no hope.
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*The other guy, also a professional, was black. He had muscles on his muscles. I listened for, but did not hear, gasps from our provincial homogeneous town when the black man did lifts with the white ballerina. Hey, maybe we've come a ways. Then again, this was an arts crowd, many from out of town.

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3 Comments:

At Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:55:00 AM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Yeah, those folks ARE in shape... Unlike the 99% of the rest of us... And most of us couldn't do ANY of those steps, lifts or anything else, regardless of how 'easy' they make it look!

 
At Tuesday, December 04, 2012 1:52:00 PM, Anonymous LabRat said...

Skinny jeans are designed for a very specific body type, and that body type is "test tube". If you happen to be very tall and thin, or just elfin if not tall, they look great. If you have any other body type at all, including muscularly athletic, they look absolutely awful.

Kind of a shame that something that fits so few properly became a trend...

 
At Thursday, December 06, 2012 9:28:00 AM, Blogger Tam said...

I opened the comments to type something but LabRat already typed it.

 

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