Volcom board shorts and local canoe club shirt
Today I’m weaing these bronze-ish brown and white mens shorts that I had tailored. The zipper is pretty long so I probably couldnt do a split in these but I guess thats fine I will just have to remember not to do one today.
These definitely do not come up enough in the back but they are long enough to pass in a catholic school while still showing a little leg so thats good for me.
Since the zipper/inseam was so long I had the tailor only leave about an inch or two of the shorts.
Supporting the hometown team today
Today is the last day of this tailored men’s shorts series. I have recently bought some men’s shirts for tailoring and will post about that in the upcoming weeks. Thank you for reading.
Today I’m sporting another pair of men’s shorts today while I run some errands. These shorts have a short zipper which is great: minimal bunching. It’s also loose enough on the thigh to not get stuck when slid up. BUT the cut still doesn’t allow enough room for my butt to be completely covered. So, once again, I’ll be wearing some boxers and a long shirt as a precaution.
Sporting a shirt from my sister college and their pub crawl event. 🙂
Bunching isn’t awful
But, like many men’s shorts, they don’t come up as high as I’d like in the back. I think I asked for 2 inches length on these so they are on the short side. I usually ask for the length to be anywhere between 2 to 5 inches.
More content on tailored men’s shorts: Today I’m wearing shorts that break rule #2, the butt rule. They don’t bunch up as much but I definitely can’t bend over in them… even with a belt on, the cut is just weird. But this doesn’t dissuade me because I like the print too much. My advice: either wear a kind of long t shirt and/or boxer briefs that say “I don’t mind if these show.” Some girls find it attractive to see boxer briefs peeking out. So here is me doing the both technique.
Wearing a local gym shirt with my shorts. The zipper is shorter so less bunching but the cut doesn’t allow for a butt. And yeah the pocket is showing in the picture… It’s because I’m squatting though. Another added bonus to men’s bottoms are bigger pockets!
See how the boxer briefs cover up where my ass crack would be? I scrunched up the shirt for the picture.
Aloha! This week i will attempt to be informative by posting about wearing tailored men’s shorts. I tend not to wear men’s bottoms because the fit my hips kinda funky and I like to show a little thigh. That being said, I have seen men’s shorts that I couldn’t resist and got them tailored to be a little shorter, and taken in at the waist. Sometimes, their patterns are just too cool to pass up. Here are some tips and lessons learned:
1. Try them on and look if they look too tight on your hips (cloth looks like it’s doing some horizontal pulling). If they are tight on the hips then just go a size up and get the waist taken in.
2. Sit down and see if they fall off your hips a little. No one wants to constantly be checking if their butt crack is showing and this happens a lot with men’s shorts. If it’s not too bad then you can work around it.
3. Check the zipper. The longer the zipper/inseam the more bunching will occur in that area. Zippers on men’s bottoms are longer than on women’s so there is always a little bunching that makes it look not quite perfect so just keep that in mind.
4. If you wanna get them shortened, then make sure it’s also not too tight on your thights. This feels forgivable when bottoms are tight on your thigh then loosen up a little at the opening at the end. But if you chop off a couple inches and the opening at the end becomes the tightness around your thigh then suddenly the shorts are very uncomfortable to move in. I wish I knew more tailor language to explain the phenomenon better but it exists with mid thigh shorts that have been tailored. Like when you stretch your leg out they ride up but when you loosen it up again they don’t fall back down. Just make sure they aren’t too tight on your thigh.
An extra note on showing a little thigh is don’t be afraid to! I like showing a little thigh because I think it’s one of my best features and I think it can make you look skinnier.
Here are mine. They break tip #3 and bunch a bit but I’m okay with it.
And my shirt is a souvenir from Sloppy Joe’s in Key West 🙂
Great quality and cool stuff from a local brand.
I just made up Freestyle Friday. It will consist of me wearing things that are not necessarily fashionable, but clothing items that are unique or enjoyable to see.
This week will be… power rangers. I bought these costumes for fun to take some cool pictures. So without further adieu: Lesbians in Power Ranger costumes taken on top of Haleakalā in Maui.