I am fully aware that today’s post comes at great risk. I am also aware that it comes at a possibly serious price. The risk… my readers no longer thinking I’m the most macho and manliest man around. The possible price… my man card. And I am willing to give up both for my belief in…

Manpris.

Why? Because I also know what could come from a post like this. Change. Acceptance. Parades in my honor.

What are manpris? The obvious answer is “the awesomest things on earth.” The perhaps slightly less obvious answer would be “capri pants for men.”

That’s me. I took that photo of myself this morning just before coming down to write this post. I’m not as ripped as I usually like to be, but I wanted you to get the flavor.

Okay, I lied. I don’t have manpris that are that nice.

Okay, fine. I lied again. That’s not me at all. Sheesh. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way… The definition on Urban Dictionary of manpris is:

Gay slang. Men’s pants cropped between ankle and mid-calf, after capri pants, or “capris”.

Okay, first of all, I don’t think any man can participate in this debate unless he has actually worn a pair of manpris for an hour a few hours a day. Once you do, you’ll realize that they’re the danged most comfortable things on earth, and you’ll be scouring the internet to find the best deals for your new favorite wardrobe addition.

Secondly, I don’t think any woman can participate in this debate unless they can first honestly say that the following dudes don’t look amazingly hot in manpris:

Will Smith (in the movie Hitch)…

Jerryd Bayless (NBA player)…

Rafael Nadal (uber famous tennis player)…

Jeremy Piven (Hollywood actor)…

Ashton Kutcher (from one out of every three movies made since 1995)…

Dan Pearce (from that super incredible blog Single Dad Laughing)…

And, one of the manliest men of all, Peyton Manning (Super Bowl MVP, NFL shizniquity)…

Now… ladies… and manly men… I hope you know what I went through to bring these photos to you. Celebrity men wearing manpris (except for NFL players who all wear manpris, disguised by shin guards and long socks) are not the easiest of photos to find.

And we need to change that. Men everywhere need to wear them, and women everywhere need to encourage it. We need to make it socially acceptable for men in all places, rich and poor, famous and unknowns, tall or short, big or little… to sport the manpris. We need Tommy Bahamas to have their version, and Old Navy to have theirs.

Imagine a world where men could also have the luxury of living with legs that are neither too hot nor too cold. Imagine a world where I could walk into a Calvin Klein store and ask for manpris without the clerk saying “what are those?” or “ummm… no,” preceeded by girlish giggles.

Why should such a comfort only belong to women? Why should women be the only gender who gets to have beautifully covered knees and sexy exposed ankles…

Well, this blogger is going to change things. I’ll continue wearing my manpris (of which I now have three varieties) for as long as it takes, and at any cost, personal or professional.

After all, there are worse things in life than being accused of looking as good as Will Smith, or dressing as good as a gay guy.

Will Smith is a cat. And manpris are the cat’s meow. Everybody get on board already.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing


And dare I ask… what’s your opinion on manpris? Should the style sweep in? Should it be banned to Europe where in most places it is quite popular?

And, just for fun, everybody take this quick poll…

Oh, and if you wanna try some out, here are some good manpris on Amazon.

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he’s most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It’s an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!