Things Which Just Should Not Be

“The world has changed. I see it in the water. I feel it in the Earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it.” ~ JRR Tolkien

I am an avid reader and follower of the writings of Mr. Tolkien and have been for most of my adult life. I heartily agree with this passage from The Lord of the Rings because it bears truth even so many years after it was first written. Things have changed in the world of men…drastically.  I dare say men of even one generation ago would not recognize what passes for men in today’s society.

There are so many things men do these days which make me wonder if I’m looking at a man or a woman. In the movie Dumb & Dumber, Harry and Lloyd are walking down the street in Aspen and pass an attractive woman and man walking in the opposite direction, when Harry turns and says, “Ooh, look at the buns on that one.” Lloyd replies, “Yeah, he must work out.” This is what we’re dealing with in America right now; you can’t tell the men from the women.

I went to buy a pair of jeans the other day and what I found in the men’s department made me think I was in the ladies section. It seemed to be almost every pair of jeans had some type of bling on the back pockets. I had to do a double take to see if I was in the right place. 

What’s with decorating the back side of men’s jeans anyway? I know when I’ve seen women wear these types of pants it draws my eye towards their derrière. Is this the point? To cause us to look at the buns on that one?

Of course I realize there are ladies out there who may like it when their man wears these type of leg coverings, but do men really like this? 

Maybe I’m just an old redneck who finds it silly, I don’t know. My kids are always trying to get me to stop buying jeans from Walmart, but sorry it won’t happen; mainly because I appreciate spending less then $20 instead of over $100.

Whatever the case, I think some things just shouldn’t be and jeans with butt decorations are one of them, but another close second and third would be man buns and deep v neck t-shirts. 

I’ve written about my disdain for man buns in a previous post; you can read it here. And while I’ll  admit a plunging neck line in women’s clothing is nice (don’t hate me I’m a man) I don’t know anyone who wants to look at this portion of a man’s body. 

Let’s just admit the truth here and be done with it; the female form is an exquisite work of art, but the male is utilitarian, the way it was intended to be. Can we just go back to men being men and women being women please?