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Photos: The No Pants Subway Ride Gets Cozy On The CTA

By Rachel Cromidas in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 12, 2016 4:57PM

If you think you're cold waiting on the CTA platforms, try doing it pantsless.

The No Pants Subway Ride, an annual phenomenon with an international following, is more about celebrating freedom of expression than the survival of the fittest, but it took a pretty brave Chicago contingent to weather the cold last weekend in the name of pants-free public transit fun (a phrase we do not hope to use again).

Chicagoist Flickr pool user Natasha Jelezkina captured some of the fun on Jan. 10 as Chicagoans gave each other an intimate look at their answer to the question, "boxers or briefs?" from the CTA Red Line's Loyola station down to Roosevelt Road.

The 15th annual ride, originally organized by the group Improv Everywhere, was celebrated around the world, including New York City, Tokyo and Madrid.