Man Says Letter Telling Women To Stop Wearing Yoga Pants Was All A Joke
Maybe you've seen women wearing yoga pants at the grocery store or to pick up their kids at school. Maybe you've thought to yourself, maybe she should rethink her fashion choices. Unless you want to get the kind of backlash Alan Sorrentino got, you should probably keep your thoughts to yourself.
Sorrentino, a man who says he was just joking when he wrote the letter below, says the letter was meant to lighten the mood a little from all the political rhetoric in the news. What happened instead was a protest in his neighborhood of hundreds of women wearing yoga pants was organized, and thankfully went off without any problems.
Men, let this be a lesson to you. We don't dress for you, we dress for other women and for ourselves. You have something to say about that? Make sure you look in the mirror the next time you want to step out in your Speedo with dress socks and sandals to the pool.
Alan Sorrentino letter to the editor of the Barrington Times:
"The absolute worst thing to ever happen in women fashion is the recent development of yoga pants as daily wear outside the yoga studio.
Not since the mini-skirt has there been something worn by so many women who should never have it on in the first place.
From casual to formal, weddings, funerals, shopping, and even for the workplace, yoga pants are everywhere on women of all ages, usually paired with a blousy top and a pony tail hairdo. What a disaster!
Like the mini-skirt, yoga pants can be adorable on children and young women who have the benefit of nature's blessing of youth. However, on mature, adult women there is something bizarre and disturbing about the appearance they make in public. Maybe it's the unforgiving perspective they provide, inappropriate for general consumption, TMI, or the spector of someone coping poorly with their weight or advancing age that makes yoga pants so weird in public.
A nice pair of tailored slacks, jeans, or anything else would be better than those stinky, tacky, ridiculous looking yoga pants. They do nothing to compliment a women over 20 years old. In fact, the look is bad. Do yourself a favor, grow up and stop wearing them in public.
Besides, why would you want to wear something that's seen on dozens of other women every day, everywhere? I thought women didn't like doing that for obvious reasons. Yoga pants belong in the yoga studio. What's next? Wearing a "Speedo" to the supermarket? Imagine if men did that. Yuck!
To all yoga pant wearers, I struggle with my own physicality as I age. I don't want to struggle with yours."