After finishing this piece (thank you for writing and sharing), I thought about the converse…
Kyle Murray

I’ve gotten some responses like this from a few friends. I agree that leggings are comfortable. However, the advent of leggings/jeggings/etc. came before Ass Pants culture, I would wager, and, as you point out, have a different purpose and effect. Still, all of this contributes to the casualization of fashion and where fashion is actually about one’s body, fit or otherwise.

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