DOUGLAS, Texas — Quad roller skate pants are a staple of the American lifestyle, but one Texas man said he’s not going to buy them.
It was a rainy night and there were no rainbows, but the man was still in love with the look of the roller skate, said Matthew Pintz, who lives near the Dallas suburb of Garland.
He’s not wearing them because they’re too loud, and because it’s a pain to put on, he said.
He said he has not worn a pair since he started wearing them a year ago.
He said his wife and kids, ages 6 and 13, don’t wear pants, either.
Pintz said the skate is a “tactical weapon,” and his daughter can tell that he has his pants on.
A woman at a Garland store told him he should go back to wearing a shirt and tie, she said.
She said she is worried about her kids’ health.
“My son has been having heart issues,” she said, “and it’s causing his pants to go down.”
The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said she usually wears a shirt to her job as a security guard at the Garland airport, but her skirt got caught in the zipper.
The woman said she would like to see a law change to allow a person to wear pants during business hours, but she doesn’t see why the person would be in public with pants on at night.
Her daughter has a sore throat from wearing pants during a class.
Pints wife said she wore pants to the airport last week, and they were a big success.
It was her second trip to the country, and she said she was glad to see people wearing pants.
“It’s a nice change, and I think people are getting used to it,” she told The Associated Press.