MEN are hoping to walk the streets this summer wearing nothing but their underpants.
As temperatures soar to 19 degrees in parts of the UK, men are arguing that shorts are inadequate to cope with the stifling heat and that their pants will preserve all necessary decency.
Norman Steele, wearing a pair of red Y-fronts with dramatic black piping, said: “Every new generation casts off the clothing which oppressed us in summers past.
“I have a photo of my grandfather on the seafront at Skegness in 1946, wearing a woollen three-piece suit with cloth cap, and he was still cautioned by police for rolling his trousers up an inch past the calves.
“In 1976, my father could enjoy shorts but still had to wear thick grey socks under his sandals and a string vest.
“In the modern day I have cast all upper body clothing aside, but still I am constricted by two layers around my python’s nest. And it gets sweaty down there.”
Steele hopes that all it will take is a critical mass of men in nothing but Y-fronts to break down the barriers and make trouserlessness acceptable.
He added: “Don’t worry, ladies; there’s no danger of anything peeping through the flap because no man has ever used the flap ever.”