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Are these shorts too flamboyant to wear out? I'm 23

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by peteyyytran, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. peteyyytran

    peteyyytran Active Member

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    Looking to grab a pair and a few friends from college keep telling me to pick them up *they are in frats what a surprise [​IMG]* Seen a few reviews on them being pretty comfortable even though they don't look that comfortable at all. Anyone here at all ever wear these or hear of em? http://genuinegents.com/the-chubbies-shorts/

    Was thinking these to go along with a second watch *got the Seiko 5 from the list*
    http://genuinegents.com/affordable-field-watches/

    and a new pair of sperrys *currently have the Sahara colored ones* for 57.22
    http://genuinegents.com/august-6-2012-sperry-top-sider-mens-buc-brown-57-22/

    Seems there are mixed feelings about these shorts after a few post i've been reading though ;x


    Cheers!

    [​IMG]

    For your time, a pic of me and my girlfriend!
     
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  2. charliebrown2

    charliebrown2 Senior member

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    of course it comes down to personal preference, but those are nastyyy.......to me

    what does your girlfriend think?
     
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  3. HughJ

    HughJ Senior member

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    This question would probably be best posed in the streetwear forum, but I don't see anything "flamboyant" about stripes, ginghams, or especially solids.
     
  4. Smoochy

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    A friend of mine loves these shorts. They aren't my style, but it all comes down to personal preference. If you like the way they look and fit, go for it.
     
  5. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    I wear them and like them very much. Flamboyance depends on which pair you buy.

    You have to have nice legs to wear them, I might add.
     
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    Big T Senior member

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    Dunno. Wonder how they would look on a 59 year old suffering from slight corpulence?
     
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    Gibonius Senior member

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    Are normal shorts known for being *uncomfortable* in some way?
     
  8. peteyyytran

    peteyyytran Active Member

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    Hmm well actually my friends say they are great! Haha he told me he would lend me a pair and the thing is I work out alot and I have legs I don't mind showing off :) *excuse the boasting* It's just some people would see the super short shorts as a bad thing I guess.. I guess I could post this as "street wear" to see what they would think. I'm thinking of getting a pair. Definitely not the 'mericas though [​IMG]a little to out there for me
     
  9. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    +1

    if you must wear shorts, do not wear those. I have not been in the market for shorts since I joined SF but consider browsing the WAYWT (what are you wearing today, mens casual) thread for ideas.
     
  10. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    I have a big package and I dont walk around showing it off. :plain:

    If you are that big people will already know. Stay classy, place yourself above the embroidered frog shorts, khaki shorts, RL OCBD, and sperry's guy. (that was once me :( )
     
  11. Smoochy

    Smoochy Member

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    I still pull that look every now and again.
     
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  12. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    These shorts are 100% casual wear. You're in your early 20's. Ignore this advice.
     
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    so because he is in his 20's it's okay for him to be a tool?
     
  14. peteyyytran

    peteyyytran Active Member

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    No need for name calling :) I was merely asking what you guys thought of it! [​IMG]
     
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    ballmouse Senior member

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    Maybe if you're a short guy or have short legs.
     
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  16. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    Wearing those shorts doesn't make him a tool. You're kinda acting like a tool. Athletic guys can look great in colorful shorts above the knee.
     
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    Friend had an extra pair for me to "test" out, going to give em a go :) Might post pictures...
     
  19. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    I have a pair and wear them often. That said, I'm very much of the "fraternity" aesthetic you alluded to. I've been wearing sub-6" inseams since I can remember. As Chan stated, they are definitely for more of an athletic build, however. Good if you have defined thighs. Not so much if you're a twig or super tall.
     
  20. peteyyytran

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    Quads for the broads [​IMG] haha I will post pics most likely
     

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