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Fashion King! Man Sets Trend Wearing Sweatpants and Sweatshirt Everyday


Photo by Tymtoi / CC BY 2.0

Get the runway ready, folks! There’s a new trend among us 

What once seemed to be a one-off outfit has really gained traction among the men of Penn, and I am not mad about it! It’s ridiculous to have expected men to dress as well as women. Science, in too many journals to count, has found that biologically, they just aren’t capable of it. As such, I’m so glad they’re embracing this new “Lazy Look” and taking it to new heights! 

During the summer, I didn’t notice the fashion icons among us. Everyone looks about the same in shorts and T-shirts. Perhaps I was just distracted by all of that flesh; dress codes exist for a reason. 

As fall approached, I noticed a shift among the men. I thought that perhaps it was laundry day or my classmates planned to go to the gym after class. However, it did not take long for me to realize that I had become witness to a transformation. Within days, my field of vision would be filled with chiseled bods clad in Puma, undergarment lines for packing the cake, and Virginity Rocks insignia. These men were dressed for action (or lack thereof)! I naively pondered the notion that perhaps, Penn is an athletic school. 

With time, I have come to realize that sweatpants and sweatshirts are a great piece of egalitarian clothing (not just for athletes at the top of the food chain), the great equalizer among men. Anyone can wear them and slay. In fact, they are great performance clothing, no matter the performance: sports, gaming, studying, or activism. It’s time the media embraces these everyday heroes. The common Joes dressed in common clothing. 

It is with caution that I say this. I don’t know how much longer I can handle these beautiful, exposed manly forms and their beef jerky scented pheromones. However, while this trend lasts, let us enjoy the excess and splendor of man in its most manly state: sweaty in sweatshirts and sweatpants made in sweatshops.