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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jhwendland, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. jhwendland

    jhwendland Senior Member

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    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.
     


  2. Fueco

    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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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.
     
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    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).
     


  5. Fueco

    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    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... [​IMG]
     


  6. jhwendland

    jhwendland Senior Member

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


  7. jhwendland

    jhwendland Senior Member

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


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  9. Fueco

    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    All my shorts are hiking shorts. My faves are Patagonia and Mountain Hardwear. Can't help with "stylish" options...
     


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    +1 on the J.Crew recommendation. And if you keep an eye out, they're always going on sale.
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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


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