Men are different: Here's Y

ST ILLUSTRATION: MIEL

Those who start shedding the Y chromosome as they age are at higher risk of dying

In advance of Father's Day, let's take a moment to sort out the differences and similarities between "dad jeans" and "dad genes".

Dad jeans are articles of sex-specific leisure clothing, long mocked for being comfy, dumpy and elastic-waisted but lately reinvented as a fashion trend, suitable for male bodies of all shapes and ages.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'Men are different: Here's Y'. Print Edition | Subscribe