I hate buying Shorts!

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  1. brimancandy profile image77
    brimancandyposted 8 years ago

    I know summer is almost over, but, buying men's shorts is really starting to piss me off. I can go into a dozen department stores and they are all selling the same crap.

    Why is it that every short designed today has to look like it has been worn by some loser rapper. They are all way too big and baggy. I'm a little guy, so these shorts look like I am attempting to be a float in lame fashion parade.

    I have a 30 inch waist, and, I am 5'5". It is hard enough for me to find pants that fit, and trying to find decent looking shorts is even worse. I even tried shopping in the boys department, but those shorts are so butt ugly, I wouldn't be caught dead wearing them.

    I also find it very hard to find decent swimtrunks. Those boardshorts come almost down to my ankles, and it seems that is all the stores want to sell these days. It is either that or those midrise suits sold on the internet...and not cheap!!

    The only place I have been able to find shorts that fit decently is at Goodwill and the salvation army. I can't find anything decent in the stores, and I have been to them all.
    Now is a good time to buy, because a lot if is usually up to 80 percent off!!!

    So, I'm curious. Do any other guys hate the mens shorts that have been in stores lately? Makes me wish I could back to the 1970's when men's shorts were short, not this rapper wanna be crap. I also don't need words or bizarre designs on my ass thanks! Who designs this crap?

    I have no problem with underwear though. It's about the only thing that fits me well. Probably why I have tons of it.

    1. profile image48
      gary122548posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am so glad to see that somebody feels the same way I do. I thought I was alone in this. Like you, I am short at 5' 6''. Somebody had said that this "long shorts" garbage was a product of the "suburbs" in the United States. I, like you, think otherwise... this is definitely a product of the GHETTO. Why else would all the "gangstas" and "latins" gravitate to this crap. I have found several websites that have 70's style bathing suits and I bought myself one. I love the way it looks. Now I am on the hunt for short shorts. Like somebody said on another site, if you can't find what you want in the men's department, start looking in the women's! They co-opted all of our stuff, now it's time to get theirs. They have short shorts. Just need to go up a couple of sizes to get what you want!

      1. Istanbulguy profile image57
        Istanbulguyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I have never liked long shorts (I mean, mainly for myself, anyway).

        I do the same as you do, Gary. I have bought 7-8 pairs of shorts (all short ones) in the past 2-3 years from women's sections. Also, as is often the case in fashion in general, there is more variety (eg colors) in the women's section, which is great !

        When will short shorts for men be popular again ? There seems to be no end to the popularity of long shorts, since early nineties or so !

  2. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    I'm not a guy (contrary to popular belief) so I can't answer truthfully re the shorts issue. I just hate shopping.

    1. Dr. Amilia profile image39
      Dr. Amiliaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What? You are a guy?


  3. SimpleStyle profile image60
    SimpleStyleposted 8 years ago

    Have you tried going to other stores besides department stores? A lot of the big stores have a lot of clothes with little variation in style and fit. I like going to stores like J. Crew, Vineyard Vines, Ralph Lauren, Urban Outfitters, and similar stores. They usually have more fashionable and better fitting shorts. I have been able to find the shorter shorts in those places.

    If you're going to shop in the kids section, try Crew Cuts ( J.Crew's kids store).

    Steer clear of the store like American Eagle, Abercrombie, and Hollister. All they have is the big baggy crap that for some reason teens find to be stylish.

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  4. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 8 years ago

    I fully understand that, though I am a woman (I hope), you never know nowadays. I am from an old country. In my country I could not buy any underwear because they did not sell any(deficit). In this country I cannot buy any because nothing fits! And it is expensive like hell and does not cover a thing. As my son says: "go comancho style!"

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    Yes, it is sometimes frustrating because I can't go to women's normal sizes, I go to teens section or pre teens. Maybe the prob is on us, we don't belong to the "average size"

  6. EmpressFelicity profile image77
    EmpressFelicityposted 8 years ago

    I have the opposite problem to the OP - I am tall (I have a 34 inch inside leg) and am a UK women's size 16/18 (US 14/16).  Buying trousers and jeans is a total nightmare.

  7. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 8 years ago

    In Toronto(Canada)they sell more and more Asian size things -rather small and short for me. This season I cannot buy anything, as everything is short, not just underwear. And I am quite average size for a white European woman. And colours just awful.

  8. jenisis profile image60
    jenisisposted 8 years ago

    I am a guy with a short inseam that also has trouble with the length of shorts. I have found that womens junior sizes fit guys great,and you can get the length exactly wear you want them. If you want to try something else for comfort and fun, and are brave enough, try a denim skirt. I also wear junior size jeans.

  9. sylviastone29 profile image59
    sylviastone29posted 7 years ago

    Why not? Shorts are so hot in summer and I think every girl should possess a pair of shorts to add more sexy feeling.

  10. celebritie profile image79
    celebritieposted 7 years ago

    It may be time to custom design your own shorts, do you own a sewing machine?


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