Get us in your inbox

Search
  1. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  2. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  3. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  4. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  5. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  6. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  7. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  8. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  9. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  10. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  11. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  12. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  13. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  14. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  15. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  16. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  17. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  18. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  19. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  20. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  21. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  22. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  23. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

  24. Photograph: Max Herman
    Photograph: Max Herman

    Chicago was one of nearly 60 cities worldwide participating in the No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12.

No Pants Subway Ride strips down on Sunday

For one day each year, it's totally acceptable to flaunt your underwear on the El. Check out photos from last year's No Pants Subway Ride in anticipation of this year's event

Zach Long
Written by
Zach Long
Advertising

It's an annual tradition here in Chicago (and many other cities with subway systems): On one day each winter, hundreds of brave individuals gather on CTA platforms, remove their pants, step onto a train and act as if nothing out of the ordinary is happening. Tourists and travelers are confused, but most people are in on the joke and chuckle to themselves as groups of pantless participants go about their business.

RECOMMENDED: See photos from previous No Pants Subway Rides in Chicago

The 2015 edition of the No Pants Subway Ride begins on Sunday at noon, so expect to see some underwear if you decide to ride the Red Line. (Organizers are skipping the Blue Line this year, though you may see some rogue participants in their skivvies.) For a preview of the stripped-down festivities, take a look at our photos from last year's event.

Recommended
    You may also like
      Advertising

      The best things in life are free.

      Get our free newsletter – it’s great.

      Loading animation
      Déjà vu! We already have this email. Try another?

      🙌 Awesome, you're subscribed!

      Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon!