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Jean shorts = not cool :(

Fritzo

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I got slammed for wearing jean shorts today by three different groups and a radio commercial. I didn't know they were the equivalent of a leisure suit these days. They're plain Levi's shorts. A group of girls at work gave me the "nice shorts-10 years ago" line, my buddy that helped me with a tune up asked if I ran out of clothes, and my daughter asked "are those denim shorts?!"

Then, on the radio, I hear the Bud Light commercial "Here's to you Mr. Jean Shorts Wearer" (we'll call them "Jorts").

I don't have a LOT of jean shorts, but I had no idea they were so frowned upon!
 

vi edit

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Cargo shorts made of khaki'esque material = the "new" jean short
 

biggestmuff

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They seem to be fairly popular among the poor, white dudes. Of course so is Budweiser, mullets and Firebirds.
 

Cyco

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Screw that, I'm not getting rid of my jean shorts....and I'll be "cool" in 10 years!
 
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Bah.... I still wear jean shorts. They're comfortable and I don't have to go buying more damn clothes.

Edit:
For the record, I'm talking of shorts that go down to at least the knee (when sitting at my waist), are not hugging my leg, are not cut offs, and are made of denim.
 

Descartes

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I'm not a trendy person or anything, but you should be able to tell just by looking around. How many people do you see wearing jean shorts these days? I don't think I see anyone of any age wearing them.
 

loup garou

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Originally posted by: Fritzo
Originally posted by: loup garou
yep, not cool

:p
Oh come on! That picture is from 5 years ago :D

I forgot I still had that site up: The jawbreaker experiment
You have to admit, that was too perfect a picture for this thread.

I was looking at your profile to see if you were from NJ and clicked on the link. I'd never seen people wearing jean shorts until I went there (NJ, not your site).
 

trmiv

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Originally posted by: loup garou
yep, not cool

:p
Holy crap! Minus the goofy jean shorts that guy is my twin!! I had to ask my wife to make sure that wasn't me. Seriously, I looked at that pic and was thinking "I don't remember owning a shirt like that." If that's you Fritzo, I think we were separated at birth. I think I need to have a talk with my parents. :D
 

loup garou

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Originally posted by: Pacfanweb
Originally posted by: loup garou
Originally posted by: Pacfanweb
Originally posted by: loup garou
yep, not cool

:p
Those are not what he's talking about.
um, unless he's talking about Tobias Funke never-nude cutoffs, they probably are, considering that's a picture of HIM wearing JEAN SHORTS.
Still, they're not the kind that are considered JORTS. Those go to the knee.
:confused:

 

2Xtreme21

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How were you made fun of that much for them? Were they like the guy in her209's post?
 

Kelemvor

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As long as they are purchased jean shorts and not old jeans tat you cut the bottoms of off, I think you're fine. I wear jean shorts all the time. Sonoma Carpenter Jean Shorts to be exact. Love the loose feel and the extra pockets.
 

Fritzo

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Originally posted by: trmiv
Originally posted by: loup garou
yep, not cool

:p
Holy crap! Minus the goofy jean shorts that guy is my twin!! I had to ask my wife to make sure that wasn't me. Seriously, I looked at that pic and was thinking "I don't remember owning a shirt like that." If that's you Fritzo, I think we were separated at birth. I think I need to have a talk with my parents. :D
That's me (5 years ago, but me). I have other pics of me on that site- that one isn't the most flattering :D
 

DrPizza

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Originally posted by: trmiv
Originally posted by: loup garou
yep, not cool

:p
Holy crap! Minus the goofy jean shorts that guy is my twin!! I had to ask my wife to make sure that wasn't me. Seriously, I looked at that pic and was thinking "I don't remember owning a shirt like that." If that's you Fritzo, I think we were separated at birth. I think I need to have a talk with my parents. :D

Shorts like that are out of fashion? It's a good thing I really don't care about what's fashionable. And, I couldn't care less about the opinions of people who would criticize me for wearing shorts like that.
 

dainthomas

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Originally posted by: Kelemvor
As long as they are purchased jean shorts and not old jeans tat you cut the bottoms of off, I think you're fine. I wear jean shorts all the time. Sonoma Carpenter Jean Shorts to be exact. Love the loose feel and the extra pockets.
You wear these? :confused:

I hope to God you're at least 70. If not, I am forcibly revoking your man card.
 

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