Originally Posted by j
Many people work to become slender, while few people work to become fat. Built or bulky maybe, but you don't often see people trying to fill out their love handles a little more.
1. I think a larger percentage of us slender people actually work a good deal harder with lackluster results. Fat or muscle, it doesn't really matter. If you're one of those who wants to gain weight, then you tend not to care how. Most people just don't realize this, because they spend their time telling us we need to gain weight. Do you know how pathologically defensive people are towards thinner people? It's always the most ridiculous argument when people say stuff like, 'eat more,' as if our thinness insults their sense of proper humanity.
2. From what I've heard, a lot of overweight men have body image issues, too. They just tend to keep it to themselves and act nonchalant about it. I know my near-300-lb. dad is like that. How does he deal with his stress and insecurity? He pigs out.
Sorry, but the basic assumption that men who wear slimmer clothes are more body-conscious is stupid. If anything, the fact of this trend only says to me that a lot of men have come to the inevitable conclusion that clothes just look better when they fit.
I'm younger, and I like plain-front pants and think cuffs aren't always necessary. There's something to said for a minimalist look. 60s-chic has been in for a while, and this only represents a continuation of that. I also prefer shorter pants--provided they hang well and don't flare.
To each his own.