Manpris (that’s capri pants for men, but we don’t call them that) are def in and the longer the better. Seen here are Keith and me comparing our ‘pris.
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I call them shants in public.
Can’t fool me - those are highwaters.
I’m too poor to buy new ones so i just take my ratty old pants and make them into cutoffs.
the ones i’m wearing right now though had a rip up to just under the knee. so they look like long shorts :o
Unless your name is Rafael Nadal - you can’t have!
I see Nike [calls them 3/4 pants](http://www.rafaelnadal.com/nadal/en/shop) instead of Manpris.
Stevil at Swobo calls them Shpants, a term coined by Arj Barker (http://www.arjbarker.com/home/).
I just call them knickers and highly recommend the [Merino wool Swobo Bruno’s](http://www.swobo.com/catalog/product_info_m.php?cPath=1141&products_id=758&page=1).
Stevil, like the wind, periodically blows through the hugga. The [Mega ‘pris](http://www.rapha.cc/index.php?page=169) are from Rapha; however, they just call them shorts.
Byron - Ibex too calls them Shants but they might be just a reaaally long short but their El Fixie definitely qualifies as a man-pri.
i prefer to call them knickerbockers.
The industry can call them whatevers, but they’re def capri pants for men. I’ve got a pair of [Mountain Hardwear Basin 3/4 Pant](http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Product.aspx?top=1241âˆ=2400&cat=1284&viewAll=False) that are very comfortable. They call them climbing pants, but they’re really good cycling “knickers;” off the bike *man-pris*. Check the description from their site
>Call it a long short or a man-pri, but this Â¾ length climbing pant is cut to move, protects your knees and keeps your feet in view.
And let’s not forget “Pedal Pushers.”
I vote for “knickers.” Swrve makes some nice ones.
They’ve been common warm-weather wear for men in much of Europe and at least in east-central Canada for most of the decade, and the usual name for them has been 3/4 pants: I’ve never heard any of the weird inventive word-mashes some of the posts here mention…
What would also be nice, now that 3/4s are a long-established item of male warm-weather apparel, would be to have pants that are less baggy and slightly snugger at the bottom end, like the ones often worn into the mid- and late 1700s. I think those would be very smart looking attire for cyclists.
The Rivendell MUSA (made in USA)knickers are the best value I’ve found in bikeable wear.
3/4 pants pffft! sounds like just 3 quarters of a pant v. Man-Pris!, but a pull-string bottom would rock for on the bike.
I’ve been wearing Capt Dave capris on the bike for awhile. Good strong rip-stop fabric, drawstring bottoms, and they’re inexpensive!
Imported straight from Spain, they call them “Pantalones Pirata” or Pirate Pants.
Kuhl makes a great lightweight pair (again, designed for climbing) that are gusseted and have a zippered pocket on each side to keep those pesky keys from coming to any harm.
I’d be all for calling them knickers, except as a former Briton, “knickers” are ladies undergarments.
When I lived in New England, we used to call them “courier pants”. I don’t know how widespread that term is.
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