"Best 2K I Ever Spent" New Yorkers Drop Trou For No Pants Subway Ride

by Mara Siegler · January 10, 2011

Did you catch someone (or several large groups of someones) riding the subway in skivvies this Sunday? Originating in Manhattan in 2001 and expanding around the world, New Yorkers still do the No Pants Subway Ride best. Waiting for the G train has never been this much fun! Take a look.

Improv Everywhere estimates that some 3,500 people participated despite the frigid 32 degree temperature.  Meeting places were designated throughout the city and the rules laid out: 1)  Be willing to take your pants off while riding the subway, and 2) Be able to keep a straight face while riding sans pants.  It is suggested that if asked why you are not wearing pants you respond that you forgot to put them on or that "they were getting uncomfortable."

This guy neither forgot nor was uncomfortable. He's starting a new trend.  The L train is the springboard of all new fashions. Skinny jeans and beards, anyone? They were spotted here first. Laugh now, but next year you'll be wearing your undies out for the evening in all seriousness.

Pants Off Subway 2011

We like this guys Sesame Street heart boxers even though a portion of our childhood memories have been tainted.

Pants Off Subway 2011

But he's got nothing on this couple. Being far too cold to wear assless underwear chaps, they get bonus points for creativity and planning ahead. And of course, matching!

Pants Off Subway 2011

Tell me you wouldn't give him your change? What if he was singing "Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground!"?

Pants Off Subway 2011

All business should be conducted pantless, whether it's of the creative variety or the type which usually requires a suit. This guy has the right idea. Pants Off Subway 2011

The whole event is kind of like stepping into someone's dream. Either of the sexy variety...Pants Off Subway 2011

or just plain weird. Instead of the one where you wake up and realize you've gone to school/work naked, you've worn clothes and no one else has.

Pants Off Subway 2011

Pants Off Subway 2011

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