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post #151 of 259
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Originally Posted by jhwendland View Post

I've been trying to avoid J Crew, but their 9" club shorts may be decent.  They're only sold online, so the recommendation is somewhat of a conjecture.  I tried on a pair of 11" club shorts in store and the fit was on point, although they were about two inches too long for my taste.  They cost ~$70, so you might not be interested.

 

I had a Little Red Riding Hood moment at J.Crew when I realized that I thought the 11" were too long and 9" were too short. I ended up buying a few pairs of 11" and hemming them to 10". Now, my shorts are juuuuust right.

post #152 of 259
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Originally Posted by jhwendland View Post

Can everyone please stop this MacGyver, just-turn-pants-into-shorts bullshit?  You're not clever, and you don't get points for unnecessary innovation.  Seriously, stop.  You all look like a bunch of assholes.

 

@DerangedGoose - The Gap has some nice, slim-fitting shorts with a ticket price just under $40.  Try them out in store and order online.  Promo code GAPEGG for 30% off.  You can order two and return the second one to get free shipping (which is only given for orders over $50).  I haven't worn anything from The Gap since grade school, but these shorts are legit.

 

I actually picked up some of their slim chinos and colored jeans, but now that Uniqlo has similar colors and fits, Im wondering if the premium I paid at the gap is worth it and if I should just return them and get the approximate colors from Uniqlo

 

 

As far as turning pants into shorts, this would require more than hemming right? You would probably need to have them tapered too. How much would that even cost?

 

 

Do you know offhand, or can you estimate, the approx length of the gap shorts?

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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

yes and yes those are the shorts.

If you are skinny guy go TTS otherwise size up 1 at least. I need a 33 after trying a 32.

 

How long would you say the uniqlo shorts are?

post #153 of 259
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

I hate wearing shorts. They make me feel like I'm back in middle school. I hate wearing pants when it's 90+ out even more.

Can't we, the styleforum, figure out something about the shorts situation? Something with just the right amount of bagginess, the right amount of drop, and the perfect length. Hmm.
post #154 of 259
Uniqlo shorts show my knees in size 32 YMMV



Unqlo UPC shorts
post #155 of 259

They look good. I think right at the start of the kneecap is a good length for shorts, mid knee max.

 

On a side note, why is it that most people cover their face on styleforum? Its not like we are posting anything embarrassing, is it?

post #156 of 259
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

They look good. I think right at the start of the kneecap is a good length for shorts, mid knee max.

On a side note, why is it that most people cover their face on styleforum? Its not like we are posting anything embarrassing, is it?

sometimes people pull a face, i know i do sometimes.

Also I've seen people linking to waywt pictures getting posted on 4chan and i'd rather not have pictures of my face there.
post #157 of 259
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Uniqlo shorts show my knees in size 32 YMMV

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 


Unqlo UPC shorts

 

Those shorts look like the right length, but please tell me you don't wear them with those socks.

post #158 of 259
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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

I had a Little Red Riding Hood moment at J.Crew when I realized that I thought the 11" were too long and 9" were too short. I ended up buying a few pairs of 11" and hemming them to 10". Now, my shorts are juuuuust right.

Think you meant goldilocks. Unless you were trying on little red shorts or something.
post #159 of 259
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post


Think you meant goldilocks. Unless you were trying on little red shorts or something.

 

Actually, I did buy some red shorts. 

 

As far as I'm concerned, there doesn't have to be a gender connotation to every allusion to children's literature.

post #160 of 259
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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

Those shorts look like the right length, but please tell me you don't wear them with those socks.

Don't see an issue why you wouldn't wear em with socks? I don't understand why some dudes don't wear socks when they wear shorts, unless you have big calfs usually it'll make you look like you have skinny legs.
post #161 of 259
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Originally Posted by el Bert View Post


Don't see an issue why you wouldn't wear em with socks? I don't understand why some dudes don't wear socks when they wear shorts, unless you have big calfs usually it'll make you look like you have skinny legs.

 

It's not about wearing socks or not; it's about the variety of socks in the picture. Athletic socks, or any of that length, are not complementary to outfits that involve shorts. If your leags are not covered with pants, I think it looks a lot better to wear socks cut much lower (no-show or liners). I'd allow for some sock to show with more athletic shoes, but they shouldn't stick up past the ankle. Sure, it's a preference thing, but I think you've already decided your legs don't need cover. The only real reason to wear socks would be to create a barrier between you and your shoes. Now, when you look back at that original picture, something about the grey tone of the socks makes them seem very out of place, and the collapsing of those socks makes them seem sloppy. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I think it's a valid point.

post #162 of 259
I actually don't see an issue, top half is black bottom is grey. Honestly if you going to have those really short socks you might as well no socks. Those sneakers are already low, if they were high tops then it'd be more of a preference thing. But low sneakers and low socks to wear your ankle showing I think is a bad idea especially when your not a rail thin guy like toasty.
post #163 of 259
I mean there socks, it's a summer thread, it's supposed to be casual...
post #164 of 259
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Originally Posted by el Bert View Post

I actually don't see an issue, top half is black bottom is grey. Honestly if you going to have those really short socks you might as well no socks. Those sneakers are already low, if they were high tops then it'd be more of a preference thing. But low sneakers and low socks to wear your ankle showing I think is a bad idea especially when your not a rail thin guy like toasty.

 

I don't think it's a weight-related decision. I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree and leave it as a preference issue since I don't want to claim some universal rule of what socks are appropriate with shorts these days.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by el Bert View Post

I mean there socks, it's a summer thread, it's supposed to be casual...

 

Casual does not mean anything looks appropriate. There is casual, and there is sloppy. They are not one and the same. I'm not saying he's sloppy, but I'm suggesting that casual does not mean everything is fair game.

post #165 of 259
fuuuuuuu badly need a good straw hat for chillin, did we ever find one for less than $200?
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