09/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

More Men Proudly Displaying Their Potbellies

What the trucker cap and wallet chain were to hipsters of a moment ago, the Kramden is to what my colleague Mike Albo refers to as the "coolios" of now. Leading with a belly is a male privilege of long standing, of course, a symbol of prosperity in most cultures and of freedom from anxieties about body image that have plagued women since Eve.

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