Pants as we know them today originated in the fashion district of Los Angeles sometime in the late 20th century. These modern pants, worn on the wrist, completely revolutionized the fashion industry and soon became a nearly mandatory accessory for men attending formal functions. By the late 1990's, no U.N. diplomat would be spotted in public without pants, and although some aspiring Hollywood stars and starlets occasionally dared to venture forth without the trendy accessory, they were by far in the minority.
In the 21st century, the wearing of pants had become almost universal, leading some men and women to protest through the formation of nudist colonies. But we are constantly reminded of the overwhelming trend of pants in today's society. Some hipsters refer to pants as "the clothing of sheep."