Wednesday, June 20, 2007

This Is a Post About My Shorts

No, I'm not starved for content today (Richard), I just want to take a minute to discuss my favorite shorts.

That's them in the picture above. They're brown with little pink crows on them. They're also reversible (!!!) and they kick ass.


I wore them on Friday and I received several compliments on them - a stranger on the elevator told me she loved them. My boss, who is straight, said they were "cute" and another co-worker told me they "are like boxer shorts" (but he went on to explain in a good way). At Taste of Randolph St., I'm pretty sure a woman next to me in the beer line volunteered to help me carry my surplus of full beer cups because she dug them.

Turn them inside out and they're a dazzling brown, red and aqua stripe yummy goodness (in the photo you
can see from the cuff there on my left leg). They're like two pair of kick-ass shorts rolled into one!

The only downside is that they've got a velcro fly (cue the ZZ Top). I had forgotten this fact until standing at the urinal in an occupied bathroom at work. A bit embarrassing.


Guys, I know what you're thinking: "Pink birds? Red and aqua stripes?? Where can I get a pair of those amazingly manly-hetero shorts??" Well, sorry but Modern Amusement made them last summer and they're sold out.

Sadcakes for you.

24 comments:

Mr. Shain said...

wow. just wow. i think there's a parade in west hollyhwood you might REALLY enjoy sometime. give me a call and we can wear our "cute shorts" together. also, despite what your boss may have told you, i wouldn't nap on your stomach at the office any time soon. or maybe you should...

Airam said...

I love them! They're so cute!

Rey a.k.a. "Mr. Secret" said...

If I had those shorts, I'd have the hardest time trying to decide which side to wear... and end up frustratingly wearing my clay-colored cargo shorts instead.

michael5000 said...

The most important sartorial rule for a gentleman to remember is, always match your T-shirt to the little crows on your shorts.

KAZ said...

Crows? They look more like flamingos to me.
Mmmm - lovely.

captain corky said...

All sold out? How will I go on? ;)

NamesAreHardToPick said...

Your boss isn't straight. I must admit, though, since they are unique they are pretty cool.

One Lil Aussie said...

I don't know why you think I would think its not a great discussion point. You know I love those shorts...and you in them! A well Foxy Moron! ;)

blythe said...

those look suspiciously WASPy. is there something you need to tell us? do you have a monogrammed tote bag and boat shoes?

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Mr. Shain - your comment is soaking in jealousy, I know. Don't be a hater.

Airam - thanks I agree!

Mr. Secret - the decision can be overwhelming. Although it is harder to match a t-shirt the striped side than with the pink crows.

M5K - very true. And on Friday I had a lovely pink shirt to match with.

Kaz - although flamingos would have been lovely, the crows totally seal the deal.

Corky - Yeah, it sucks. But if I ever find another pair, I'll let you know.

Names - Believe it or not, he is. (I have two bosses - one is straight, one is gay, and he'd definitely straight.)

Aussie - Thanks babe! I was just going off a comment you made on Friday when I said I needed a photo of my shorts so I could blog about them.

Blythe - From the photo, they do look a little WASPy - like something you could buy at J. Crew. But trust me, these are 100% awesome. PS - I went through a WASP phase in my college years, but I grew out of it (I think).

blythe said...

looks like a pale pink tee from the picture, which is the signature color of the WASP, but i suppose that's not a popped collar, so i might believe you.

Jenny! said...

Do you find when you are wearing them that woman are stripping their clothes off in the middle of the street and chasing you hungrily screaming about what nasty things they will do to you when they catch you???

No...Shocking!

Mr. Shain said...

Blythe, you shop at WASPS-R-US. I know because we keeping running into each other there. I adore my summer boat shoes, and I may have a few monogrammed personal items...

JUSTIN said...

Velcro fly? Really?

Mighty Dyckerson said...

Stop buying your clothes at Goodwill.

blythe said...

shain, i know. it's true. you might not want to wear the monogrammed capri pants i saw you try on. your legs are just a wee bit too short.

oh, and i wish all my clothes had velcro fasteners. just sayin'

K.I.D. said...

a.) I have never seen/heard of the word "sadcakes" before and I'm stealing it from you!

b.) Those shorts are fly.

Mr. Shain said...

screw the velcro, it's all about elastic waistbands

blythe said...

i initially read "electric" waistbands. ha.

5 of 9er said...

hey! that photo is totally blocking my shorts... that are cooler. booo.

kid - cherry stole the "sadcakes" but i give props to anyone who uses it. the recken is queen of the word sadcakes!

Julie_Gong said...

i see nothing wrong with a velcro fly on shorts with crows on them.

ALAYNA said...

SORRY MUCH RATHER SEE WHATS ABOVE OR UNDERNEATH THOSE SHORTS!

classyandfancy said...

I'll let you borrow my hoodie with birds on it to complete the most awesome ensemble known to man.

Taylor said...

i love them, love them, love them!

of course, i am a sucker for any shorts with critters on them. i have this season's khaki ones with navy lobsters on them from the 'crew, and i have some from last season that are a medium blue color with cosmos stitched on them.

of course, i love madras, seersucker, plaid, and other such wacky shorts and pants. it's kind of my schtick.