Pet Please #44: Women’s Retro Soccer Shorts

The weather has been beautiful in St. Louis the past few days, and as a result, a multitude of joggers have found their way to Forest Park.

As always, some female joggers catch my eye, and I’ve noticed a pattern: My eyes linger on women wearing retro soccer shorts.

I’ve been trying to figure out why. Is it the catchy design? Do the white lines at the bottom of the shorts accent something special about a woman’s figure?

Today it hit me. I like retro soccer shorts because I grew up watching (okay, staring at) women playing soccer.

I’ve played soccer since I was about 5, so I’ve been walking past women’s soccer games for years. I even refereed them for several years. I’ve pretty much always had a thing for female soccer players.

So now those positive memories are rising to the surface every time I see these shorts.

I’m sure I’m not alone. Are there certain items of clothing on the opposite sex that intrigue you in less-than-obvious ways?