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    When did guys start wearing capri pants?

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    The same time they started wearing mantyhose.
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    Do these pants make my bike look fat?

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    When did guys start wearing capri pants?

    On a guy they are called knickers. Also called pedal pushers.

    Capris are still for womenz.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    On a guy they are called knickers. Also called pedal pushers.

    Capris are still for womenz.


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    No, knickers is what you put UNDER your pants.

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    knickers, short for knickerbockers...my pops was an old school tailor from Europe so i started wearing them when i was 4, went back to them about 5 years ago for riding and love em. knee and partial shin coverage is good for colder weather riding, and long enough that they won't snag on your controls when climbing.
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    In the 1500's or so, I think.
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    When did guys start wearing capri pants?

    If you are man enough to ride in snow like that you can wear whatever you want.

    Actually for that snow riding, those look perfect. You want to keep your pants out of the chain and deep snow. You need a few layers to protect from the cold (knees especially). And, they look like a winter equivalent of baggies.
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    Skid, regarding your sig, i made up a counterpoint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    The same time they started wearing mantyhose.
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    I can almost forgive them on bike riders who are actually riding a bike. Almost. I can also almost forgive Europeans for wearing them, at least the ones who live in tropical/hot climes. Almost. I can't really think of another almost acceptable case.

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    So, no spandex and no knickers. Got it - thanks guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmac View Post
    So, no spandex and no knickers. Got it - thanks guys!
    And you must say "stoked" in every sentence and the only beverage you can drink is Mountain Dew.
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    When did guys start wearing capri pants?

    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Do these pants make my bike look fat?
    Best photo caption.

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    When they started wearing the ....http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...42768644,d.cGECosmo Kramer invention #8 - YouTube
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    It's the next big thing th emo hipster fixie kids are gonna wear.....they just dug a bit deeper into their sisters wardrobe after they got tired of her jeans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Do these pants make my bike look fat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmac View Post
    So, no spandex and no knickers. Got it - thanks guys!
    Yeah, really. Now I'm going to be so self-conscious.

    I wear the knicks 'cuz I like the extra coverage in colder weather riding. Plus, I have a 37" inseam with stork legs. Anything I can do to save people from the horror of seeing my beached-whale-belly-white legs in the winter is worth it. Don't give 2chits what people think of my wardrobe. Gotta cover the pegs.
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    Who knew so many people here were so fashion-conscious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love Commander View Post
    Who knew so many people here were so fashion-conscious!
    Says the dude dressed in capri pants.

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    I don't wear capri's biking but I am wearing similar capri's today at work! Laura's hair is a North Korean # 7 but the fashion style is still current
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
    Says the dude dressed in capri pants.
    Just think of them as short pants or reeeeally long shorts?

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    wow, dressing to please is getting hard on mtbr. i think i just might start going naked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    wow, dressing to please is getting hard on mtbr. i think i just might start going naked.
    I don't know your gender, or how it looks on you so please don't. But to the females around here, feel free.
    I don't wear, and never had a need or urge to wear Capri pants, but also couldn't care less who does. If you like 'em wear 'em. If someone's gonna judge you for it, they're not worth the time anyways
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    Quote Originally Posted by Love Commander View Post
    Just think of them as short pants or reeeeally long shorts?
    Nope. They can only be short pants. Gender bending short pants.

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    When did guys start wearing capri pants?

    A lot of judgemental a$$holes around here.
    I wear Endura 3/4 shorts, aka riding knickers. They provide a lot of extra protection, warmth and versatility. I have worn them for commuting, general riding and even racing.
    The rednecks at work give me $hit for wearing capris, but fawk'em, they give me $hit just for riding a bike.



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    Having a sense of humor about men in capri pants is probably one of the greater indications of whether a person actually has a sense of humor.

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    Looks like it got below the knee in the late 1700s?

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    I wear capri lycra pants for running and biking. Do not care what somebody may think. It is a sporting clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    A lot of judgemental a$$holes around here.
    I wear Endura 3/4 shorts, aka riding knickers. They provide a lot of extra protection, warmth and versatility. I have worn them for commuting, general riding and even racing.
    The rednecks at work give me $hit for wearing capris, but fawk'em, they give me $hit just for riding a bike.
    I also wear 3/4 Endura shorts ( Humvee ) for a couple years but i never got "called out" for wearing them, they're comfortable, carry a lot of crap, i can wear huge knee pads ( iXS ) and you wouldn't know about. But the again, i either ride with guys wearing tight spandex shorts or guys rocking full DH gear aka huge, floppy and full of colours that would embarrass even a circus clown so i guess i'm the most sensible wearing dude in the pack when wearing them
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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    I don't know your gender, or how it looks on you so please don't. But to the females around here, feel free.
    I don't wear, and never had a need or urge to wear Capri pants, but also couldn't care less who does. If you like 'em wear 'em. If someone's gonna judge you for it, they're not worth the time anyways
    how what looks on me? the point is that nothing will be on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    how what looks on me? the point is that nothing will be on me.
    You, then, are one of the capri pants exceptions. You really bring out the manly in them. Only you have the power. You shouldn't leave the house without them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    how what looks on me? the point is that nothing will be on me.
    How your gender looks on you. Wouldn't want you to get your panties, I mean your capris in a bunch, but please keep em on buddy. lol
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    jeeze, people hating on capris, gender, and birthday suits. i just wont leave my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    i just wont leave my house.
    Ok, sounds reasonable. But keep your capri pants on at all times please.

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    personally i dont take advice from democrats that have never had a sexual experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    personally i dont take advice from democrats that have never had a sexual experience.
    Who says I'm a Dem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Your signature line: "Now for something completely emotional."
    Ha! Well, then I won't ask what makes you think I'm a virgin. That's probably just as obvious.

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    [QUOTE=Brewtality;10194598]A lot of judgemental a$$holes around here.
    I wear Endura 3/4 shorts, aka riding knickers. They provide a lot of extra protection, warmth and versatility. I have worn them for commuting, general riding and even racing.
    The rednecks at work give me $hit for wearing capris, but fawk'em, they give me $hit just for riding a bike.

    Bwahahahaha, honestly they are the campest, most feminine things ive ever seen, Brew i would be one of the rednecks at your work giving it to you too lol, im just being honest

    The metrosexuals, camp guys, and boy-girls wear them here, honestly they are a very very bad look, but what ever floats your boat/mardi gras float.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe View Post
    looks like it got below the knee in the late 1700s?

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    Re: When did guys start wearing capri pants?

    Op is behind on the times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    bwahahahahahahahga mwahahahahahahahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    i would be one of the rednecks at your work giving it to you too lol, im just being honest

    The metrosexuals, camp guys, and boy-girls wear them here, honestly they are a very very bad look, but what ever floats your boat/mardi gras float.......
    Tone's, I dare you to knock these knickers off. Wanna meet in the employee lot after work? (That's me in the middle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412 View Post
    Tone's, I dare you to knock these knickers off. Wanna meet in the employee lot after work? (That's me in the middle)

    LOL, i'll take you all on, im no stranger to danger...... but are you talking about sex or punchin on, with those pants id gather its sex
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    Re: When did guys start wearing capri pants?

    Those look too baggy to be knickers. You're wearing capris buddy...



    I have knickers. I wear them under pants or shorts so no one will ever know. It's difficult to hide the shame of wearing pretty much capris though
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    the hulk wears knickers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412 View Post
    Tone's, I dare you to knock these knickers off. Wanna meet in the employee lot after work? (That's me in the middle)

    I like those knickers, but I really don't think they are knickers. I think they are regular pants made for the average 6 footer. What are you, 9 feet tall or something?
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    Haha heyyall. That's an XXL 29er I'm standing over and the guy to my right is 6'5".

    Since the descriptor knickers is in dispute, let's call them pedal pushers. 'Course, with Tone's, pedals may not be all that's pushin'. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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