Despite a valiant effort by the male
species to show any redeeming value in Dandy Pants, they still suck.
And I'm sure there is a butt flap back there somewhere, even if you
can't see it blaring through the bright red and yellow plaid.
--Barb Myers, Cincinnati, Ohio
I have been recruited to cast my
vote in regards to the "Dandy Pants" fashion statement. Although I
will admit that I would be hard pressed to wear these gems in public,
I am also willing to admit that I am not at the cutting edge of
fashion as my friend David H. is. In the years that I have known
Dave, he has always been a bit ahead of his time. I am quite sure
that these so called "Dandy Pants" will be the hottest ticket in the
new millenium. Thus, my humble advice to your readers and pollsters,
buy a pair or two while you still can!
I have the same pair and people love
'David H has always been way, way
ahead of the fashion curve. The word lame could never be used to
describe the genius that is Gibel fashion.Who ever said only dead men
wear plaid never knew Dave.
--Brian Sutherland, Boston, Mass.
The butt flap is a timeless fashion
which should never be questioned. I'm a little disappointed in your
lack of judgment. I don't know who these women are that you've
polled, but they're a real bad lot, I can tell you that. The Verdict:
Definitely and Determinedly Dandy Pants P.S. I asked Danny about this
issue and he replied, "Luuuuv the butt flap!"
--Nick Stipanovich, Cleveland, Ohio
I think I may have miscast my vote,
so please change to "way cool." I'm sorry for the inconvenience
regarding this matter
--Nick's Second Vote
Those pants are way lame. Unless, of
course, you live in Anchorage, the fashion capital of the Arctic. Why
we've got men that think wearing fur jock straps is sexy (and I ain't
--Annie Garibaldi, Anchorage, Alaska
I couldn't tell if I liked Dave's
pants from the picture. But if everyone else hated them, I'd probably
think they are pretty cool since my fashion sense is about as
accurate as a shot in the dark.
--Robert Jackson, San Francisco, California
DON'T WEAR THOSE PANTS!!!
--Brenda Tucker, San Francisco, California
I am currently taking a statistics
course. I am concerned that, when completed, the data you will have
collected regarding opinions of Dave's pants may be somewhat skewed.
Although the photo is fuzzy, your description of the pants is
accurate and objective. My concern is your inclusion of your own
opinion and that of other women who believe that Dave's pants are
lame. This is where you erred. It will be difficult to obtain data
which is objective due to your incorporation of this information. As
you know, we all look up to you and the women you socialize with, and
want to emulate you at all times. This phenomena is likened to
viewers' feelings about the characters on the television program
friends: everyone wants shirts like Chandler's, everyone wants their
hair to be shiny like Rachel's, everyone wants their collarbones to
protrude like Monica's... you get the picture. People who are
actually impressed with Dave's pants will answer otherwise in order
to build an allegiance with you and your girls. Therefore, might I
suggest, in an effort to get a more accurate statistical analysis,
that you try using a frequency distribution for quantitative data.
This is a collection of observations (or opinions, in this case)
produced by sorting observations into classes and showing their
frequency (or number) of occurrences in each class. Ours would be
done ordinally, ranked from more to less, but not having a set
difference between each one. For example: How do you feel about
Dave's pants? With options of "THEY ARE EXTREMELY COOL, SOMEWHAT
COOL, UNCOOL, LAME, SOMEWHAT LAME, EXTREMELY LAME, etc. After
collecting our data we could lay out a cross-classification analysis
used to show the association between the variables. The independent
variable would be DAVE'S PANTS and the dependent would be PEOPLE'S
FEELINGS ABOUT DAVE'S PANTS. This technique would save you from the
potential law suit which Dave might bring against you due to
collecting data unfairly and presenting it to others as fact.
Constructing a more accurate cross tab might also finally convince
Dave to get rid of those hideous, extremely lame trousers before they
offend the next unsuspecting passerby who lays their eyes on
--Heather Gray, San Francisco, California
Dandy pants are lame. No doubt about
--Barb Myers, Cincinnati, Ohio
Lame, lame, lame! Gibbie, you were
really wearing pants with a butt flap out in public?! Oh my. Just be
glad that you can't see your face in that photo you'd be in trouble
when people on the streets recognized you.
--Amy Passant, Chicago, Illinois
Hey! Where can I get a pair of those
hip pants? In fact, do they make a body suit? Very cool!!
--Leonard Gibel, Cleveland, Ohio
For the record, I was with the
subject in question when the Dandy pants were purchased. While I do
not condone the use of such pants to get breakfast in public, I will
attest that said pants do not contain any flap or openings which
would suggest a flap is available for certain unspecified activities
that may or may not call the subject's long-term goals in question.
If there are any unanswered questions (which I suspect there are
many), please feel free to contact me.
--Craig Michaels, San Francisco, California
I think they're just pants,
--Rita Sharma, San Francisco, California