August 6, 2012

"It’s hard to find pants"... size matters!

"Förstemann’s thighs, each comparable to a watermelon, measured 34 inches — wider than his waist."

19 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Obviously a Nordic type. They usually come genetically endowed with thigh power.

When other older mens thighs are shrinking, the Nordic men's just become normal.

Large thighs are also handy for wrestling and shot putting.

Curious George said...

I thought this was a corresponding post about DNC women...

Speed skaters are similar to cyclists...big thighs and butts, skinny waists and upper bodies.

Paddy O said...

Seems like I was genetically designed for cycling...

"Obviously a Nordic type. They usually come genetically endowed with thigh power."

Oden power!

My baby already has very strong thighs and when she was getting her first bath at the hospital pushed herself out of the nurse's arms, totally shocking the nurse who had to jump to catch her.

Oden dad, Gustafson mom. Didn't know it was a nordic thing.

rhhardin said...

I had the same problem around age 35, from 500 miles a week of bike commuting and weekend riding.

It was hard to find bermudas.

AJ Lynch said...

Eric Heiden, an Olympic speedskater, had a similar problem.

Ann Althouse said...

Come on, guys! Learn about leggings!

Geoff Matthews said...

Kilts.
Kilts and sweatpants.
If I had thighs like that, that's all I'd ever wear.

Hagar said...

It can never be hard enough to find bermudas.

DADvocate said...

My son has thighs that big, but, being a footbally player, his waist is 42". He still has to buy all his pants in the "relaxed" or "loose" style. In college, I had a friend with the small waist, big thighs problem. He bought too big jeans and had the waist professinally altered.

Tibore said...

Good God... that Twitter image linked there is practically grotesque. I mean, there's well built, there's massive, and there's outsized... but that picture adds a fourth category: "Holy Crap!"

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

One word: Jodhpurs!

edutcher said...

You got it, flaunt it.

Actually, I think Ann gets a little turned on by such a manly display, thus a fear of shorts.

(granted, not many guys can wear that, although The Blonde has always said she likes me in shorts)

Methadras said...

Pffft. Tom Platz owned them all.

Ann Althouse said...

"Actually, I think Ann gets a little turned on by such a manly display, thus a fear of shorts."

The problem with shorts has always been the effect of making a man look like a child -- an unusually large and unappealing child. Look back over the exceptions I've made and you'll see it's not a fear of seeing sexy men, but the exact opposite.

Yes, yes, tell me again how comfortable you like to be. You know what's comfortable? Falling asleep in front of the TV in your recliner.

Icepick said...

I can't believe no one has linked to this yet.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Sweet Mary, Mother of God, those are scary thighs. Another item on the "wish I could unsee that" list.

FleetUSA said...

What they wear for sport is necessary, otherwise I think a good tailor can solve their problems.

And the women will like them with or without....

ricpic said...

You're either big pants people or you're not. Kevin Meaney's mom wouldn't let him leave the house in tight pants. "You're not going out in those tight pants, mister. Get upstairs and put your big pants on. Tight pants! We're big pants people in this house, mister!"

stealth pundit said...

Back when I was a bicycle racer I went to get a suit fitted. The tailor took one look at my legs and just sighed. Big thighs, small waist and big calfs. Now that I just ride recreationally I just have the problem that the waist isn't as small as it should be.