But still I think we may have in store for us a flowering and perfection of
trousers. Trousers are still not quite trousers enough. The way they now are,
they signify mere silliness. They are essentially too reticent, too embarrassed.
O womenfolk, listen, you must: If you really want to impress us men, be more
saucy, brazen, and complete in your trouserish, trouserly, and trouserful
demands! Sweet ladies! Surely on the streets and in the city squares they will
trouser around one day quite differently.
Robert Walser, “Trousers” (1911)