Man Wears Red Pants

“Is it a blatant attempt to get the gay vote?
 — Menswear designer Jeffrey Banks discusses Anthony Weiner’s decision to dress in colorful trousers. What is Weiner trying to say with his red pants? “Pay attention to me?” “Look at my dick?” “My pants are not khaki?” Not being privy to the man’s inner thoughts I cannot say. Perhaps he just likes the cut? As someone who has been known to wear the occasional pair of scarlet slacks himself I can tell you what I’m trying to get across when I make a sartorial choice such as this: “Gap sale.” But then, as I have been repeatedly reminded by friends, colleagues and strangers in the street, I am not very good at clothes-wearing, so maybe Anthony does indeed have a whole different motive.