Slim Shorts

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  1. Aaron

    Aaron Senior member

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    With summer coming up I was thinking about some new outfits. I'm looking for a pair of shorts that are cut and look like slim fitting suit pants, hitting the knee or just past it. Colour-wise I'm thinking grey or a good check. Any recommendations or should I just have something made?

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  2. phaedrus

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    Last summer went the option of cutting up a pair DIY style, from old pants found in an op-shop. I cuffed them as well, because they were from an old trouser they were slimmer than what was available from stores at the time.
     


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    The seemingly obvious thing to do here is to get a pair of slim-fitting suit pants, a pair of scissors, and a sewing machine.
     


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    ken Banned by Request

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    You might look like you're wearing capris. I'm of the ilk that thinks shorts should be baggy as hell.
     


  5. Aaron

    Aaron Senior member

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    You might look like you're wearing capris.
    I want to avoid that, and that's why I want them hitting where board shorts would hit you (right at the knee or just below it). I just want something slim that I can wear with a polo and a pair of low-cut Chucks for BBQ's and the like.

    I don't know why I never thought of just buying some pants and getting a pair of scissors...to the thrift store I go. Thanks guys.

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    You could infuriate trads with Thom Browne.
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    You might look like you're wearing capris. I'm of the ilk that thinks shorts should be baggy as hell.

    Definitely. Personally, I also like all my shorts to have cargo pockets - they just don't seem right without them. Especially in summer I use them a lot - stuff em with a pack of smokes and a few cans of beer.
     


  8. Aaron

    Aaron Senior member

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    Definitely. Personally, I also like all my shorts to have cargo pockets - they just don't seem right without them. Especially in summer I use them a lot - stuff em with a pack of smokes and a few cans of beer.
    Yeah, that's why I want them to hit at the knees, like board shorts. I actually think I might be able to use a pair of pants that I have that are never worn for this project.

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    whoopee Senior member

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    Plaids and checks are a good idea.
     


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    It's probably not what you're looking for, but my favorite pair of shorts is a pair of $20 Old Navy pants that I cut down. They're slimmer than most shorts out there, although they're still not very slim. I wear them very casually, as you can see, what with the paint stains and frayed hem.


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  11. Edward Appleby

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    I can't think of any way that truly slim fit shorts wouldn't look feminine.
     


  12. KingKongLives

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    yeah wouldn't real slim shorts look a bit strange
     


  13. Aaron

    Aaron Senior member

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    yeah wouldn't real slim shorts look a bit strange
    I'm not talking skin tight here, that would look really weird. It's just that every pair of shorts I ever see are always baggy. I'm thinking of something that is the length of a board short but the width of a slimmish trouser, nothing extreme. I just want something that will follow the line of a slim polo and some low cut Chucks or thin flip-flops. I think I have a candidate pair of pants. They're a grey flat front POW check that were hemmed incorrectly for me. I was thinking about donating them, but now they're going to this little project. I'll post pics when I'm done. A.
     


  14. Edward Appleby

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    In that case I'd suggest the Ahaz route and cut some chinos down. Seems to me that wool trousers would make for some odd shorts.
     


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    Skintight shorts from pants have been done. There's an art high school in Orange County that really digs them, though they're more into vintage running shorts these days.
     


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