Week In Pants: The Sheer-Pants Takeover Begins

Welcome to Week In Pants — a column where we celebrate all the best things that happened to your legs in the past seven days.

Pants are a battlefield. If you don't believe it, witness the controversy over New Jersey fire chief Dennis Brooks' pension — which he will still be receiving after dropping trou at an airport security checkpoint. ("I'm having a bad day," he helpfully explained to security personnel.) 

On the more fashion-y side of our pantswatch, we see early signs that the public may be finally willing to embrace see-through pants, have our doubts about the latest hybrid-pant trend, and found a YouTube troubador whose defense of yoga pants inspires us all. Click ahead for your week in pants.