After receiving a standard prayer and good blessing from his mum, London lad Lateef was shocked to get a warning against wearing grey sweatpants due to them being a sign of ‘promiscuity’ and ‘man that isn’t serious to marry’.
Luckily the 25-year-old’s mum didn’t understand exactly why grey tracksuits were seen in this way, and if you’re not sure either, I’ll take you back to 2016 when the woeful #GreySweatPantsChallenge graced Twitter.
I’m still unsure as to where the ‘challenge’ part came into it, but it consisted of men showing off the size of their manhood through grey trackies. That’s it.
— Kiere (@OfficialKiere) November 27, 2016
— FaZe Agony (@Agony) November 27, 2016
Thankfully the photo trend was soon being mocked by people stuffing all sorts down their ‘revealing’ sweats, including TVs, trees, and even a puppy.
In the funny message to Lateef, his mum wrote:
Lateef, apparently you shouldn’t wear grey tracksuits. It’s a sign of promiscuity and a man that isn’t serious to marry!!!
Speaking to UNILAD, Lateef, who runs a travel and lifestyle blog, said:
My mum loves sending me messages via Whatsapp. Mainly prayers and ‘words of advice’. In this case she had just finished sending me a prayer and then just added a little note about Grey tracksuits, promiscuity and being unserious about being married.
I was so confused because I’ve seen girls make jokes about not letting their boyfriends or crushes wear grey tracksuits because they’re too revealing on Twitter but to my knowledge my mother doesn’t have twitter and that isn’t the sort of conversation she would be engaging in.
It turns out she had heard about this at her book club, where another member was discussing an argument her granddaughter had with her boyfriend surrounding these grey pants and why he always wore it on nights out – is he cheating or looking for attention etc? Which her other granddaughters agreed with.
Thankfully the grandmother didn’t understand the correlation or the crude meaning behind it but gathered key pieces of it and shared it with her book club members who essentially like my mother held on to a few choice words to pass on.
Plus it was another angle for her to use to tell me to get married.
This is the closest I could find to Lateef wearing grey sweatpants, and I’m not sure I’ve seen a man look more chic, ever.
Lateef said he only wears grey sweatpants about 10 times a year, which is clear from very fresh Instagram account. It’s safe to say his mum has nothing to worry about.
After he posted the funny exchange with his mum, the former SOAS student got loads of responses from girls saying ‘grey sweatpants are for hoes’ that they’re ‘revealing’ and that his mum was right.
Lateef said he was ‘quite shocked how many girls thought this’, but on the other hand he had girls requesting photos of him in said grey sweatpants.
Just to be safe, Lateef’s mum said he ‘should never wear it near any of her book club members for risk of embarrassing her’.
I got cussed out by a random old lady in the mall because she could see my dick print through my sweat pants. I went home and gave them away ? https://t.co/g24W2OtbC5
— Young Sesame Chicken (@loccdawgg) April 13, 2018
One Twitter user, called Young Sesame Chicken, felt Lateef’s pain and said:
I got cussed out by a random old lady in the mall because she could see my dick print through my sweat pants. I went home and gave them away.
This isn’t the first time Lateef’s mum has had Twitter in fits of laughter.
Once he sent her a wonderfully candid ‘staring out the window’ photo to get mum’s approval, and she just responded saying ‘nice but you are not facing me’.
In the words of the man himself, ‘it’s a item of clothing that’s quite common that people have decided to make an issue out of’.
On a different note, how can I attend his mum’s book club? Sounds like a blast.