I'm not trying to make you mad. Legolas just happens to like skinny jeans.
Middle Earth isn't that far away if you think about it. Either imagine yourself there or move to Wales, which I'd like to do.
Or just live in Oregon, which looks EXACTLY like Middle Earth. Sometimes I swear I'm driving through Rohan when I'm out in the Gorge, and I totally expect Warg Riders to pop out and start eating people.