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Thread Starter 

Looking for suggestions on a pair of go-to shorts for spring and summer.  A few parameters: slim fit, inconspicuous color, inseam between seven and nine inches.  Not willing to spend more than $100.

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Originally Posted by jhwendland View Post

Looking for suggestions on a pair of go-to shorts for spring and summer.  A few parameters: slim fit, inconspicuous color, inseam between seven and nine inches.  Not willing to spend more than $100.

Cut offs: Take a pair of denims and cut the legs to this measurement, hem or not at your choice. Fit the bill admirably, quite cheap and certainly inconspicuous colour. Not every-one's ideal but comfortable and practical.
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Cut offs: Take a pair of denims and cut the legs to this measurement, hem or not at your choice. Fit the bill admirably, quite cheap and certainly inconspicuous colour. Not every-one's ideal but comfortable and practical.

This might end up in a nice fitting pair of shorts, but they would be denim shorts. I'm not sure what everyone else thinks of them, but I can't bring myself to wear denim shorts. Do this with a nice-fitting pair of khakis though, and you might be on to something (provded they get hemmed).

post #5 of 24

Shoot, I just realized that the OP described the shorts I lived in for much of high school to a tee...

 

 

Get a pair of navy blue sweatpants at Walmart. Cut them off to desired length. Wear... They're super comfortable, and inconspicuous. Of course, I never dated any girls in high school. I'm not sure if there's a connection... baldy[1].gif

post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the suggestion, but if I were the jorts-wearing type, I wouldn't have posted in the Classic Menswear forum.

post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 

"I can't go for that, no can do" - Hall and Oates

post #8 of 24
Try J Crew
post #9 of 24
All my shorts are hiking shorts. My faves are Patagonia and Mountain Hardwear. Can't help with "stylish" options...
post #10 of 24
+1 on the J.Crew recommendation. And if you keep an eye out, they're always going on sale.
post #11 of 24

Last year I purchased some J Crew shorts in a tan color. They work well, fit well, and are cut above the knee. I recommend them.

post #12 of 24
JCrew shorts fit well, don't last too long however. I have had better luck with Land End Canvas, slim fitting and hold up better than JCrew's offerings.
post #13 of 24
+1 JCrew
post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thanks, I had been trying to avoid J Crew, but I might end up snagging a pair of some 9" lightweight club shorts soon.

post #15 of 24
J. Crew, all summer long.
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