Monday, October 8, 2007

Editorial: Manpris vs. Capris for Men

Today I'm turning my attention to one of the up and coming fashion trends on Harding's campus, affectionately known as the manpri. Many of you may have noticed the increased number of gentlemen wearing their pants, typically jeans, with the pantlegs rolled up to the mid/high calf region of their legs. This is the manpri, also known as the "Huck Finn" to some. It is an ingenious way for men to receive the same escape from heat that women do, without breaking Harding's dress code. I myself have been known to pull the manpri on many occasions, even back as far as Junior High. The truth of the matter is that it is comfortable and fashionable.
Now, the wonder that is the manpri goes beyond its cooling powers or stylishness, it is the fact that the manpri isn't an article of clothing that makes it such a marvelous style. The jeans can be worn down during cooler weather, and any pair of jeans can become manpris. It is for this reason that capris for men are such a shameful idea. No, not at all, in no way are manpris and capris for men the same thing. I'm ashamed of you for even thinking such blasphemy. The fact is, no self respecting man would go out of his way to purchase "pants" that is as one dimensional as the capri. Men who own capris cut for men simply have too much money, too feminine taste, or simply have not been enlightened to the existence of the manpri. So I'm proposing a revolution. The Manpri Revolution. I envision a campus full of men bearing their thighs to the breeze. A campus full of men with tan lines just below their knees. I have a dream that every time a pass a gentleman on campus this winter, the knees of his jeans will be slightly wrinkled from being Huck Finned so often during the warmer seasons.
So faculty, staff, naysayers, and capri for men wearing metros, be warned the Manpri Revolution has arrived at Harding University. Rolled up jeans aren't just for rainy days anymore, now they are free to all who seek relief from the pained heat of denim pant legs. Vive Le Manpri!!!!

Patrick Baird, Editor-in-Chief

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