nice, but heavy and tight waist

Verified Buyer Reviewed by bananaslipper from Seattle, WA on Thursday, September 13, 2012
These are nice, presumably durable cotton shorts. I like the multitude of available colors, and the length is nice. However I do have a few issues with them.

I usually wear a 32" waist, and am probably closer to a 30-31", though I like a little looseness. With their elastic waist, these are pretty tight and leave wrinkle marks from the waistband on my skin after wearing. Tighter than expected, so I hope the elastic stretches out over time. I bought two pairs and both had a similar fit.

The second thing that caught me off guard was the weight of the shorts. They are about 50% heavier than most cotton shorts I have owned. I am not sure where this comes from, but they better hold up well over time, given their heft. They are also a bit stiff, which hopefully will soften up as they are worn more.

The last issue I have, and it might just be personal preference, but the velcro on the rear pockets is IMO totally unnecessary and makes fishing out your wallet a pain. I took a stitch ripper and removed the velcro, so it's an easy fix.

Overall, I like the shorts, but these are some things I'd change if I were the designer.
  • Best Uses: Casual Wear
  • Cons: Irregular Fit
  • Describe Yourself: Casual Dresser
  • Length: Feels true to length
  • Pros: Nice Color
  • Waist: Feels too small
  • Was this a gift?: No
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