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    Thread: Where to buy long cargo shorts that aren't $50/pair?

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      08-01-2012 06:57 PM #1
      OK, I've never had so much trouble finding clothes that fit me as I have in the past couple years. I think part of the problem is that I got in shape a little bit and down from a 36 to 32 inch waist. What I've realized is that the smaller the waistline, the shorter the legs of the shorts tend to be. I normally wear 34" inseam pants, so I don't exactly have short legs for my waist size. I can't stand wearing shorts that make me feel like I'm an extra in Magnum, P.I. and I don't want to have to go to the trendy stores in the mall just to get shorts that reach my knees.

      I feel like it's the whole skinny jeans thing. Skinny jeans came out because of rising commodity prices; the manufacturers still need to sell jeans but they wanted to cut costs. Skinny jeans use less material so they cost less and best of all, they called it a trend and now they can charge more for something that costs less. Are shorts getting shorter again for the same reason they are trying to push skinny jeans?

      Help a poor family man out; who's got long shorts and doesn't charge a bundle for them?

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      08-02-2012 12:12 AM #2
      I like American Eagle shorts. They have three lengths available, the longer length might be what you're looking for. They're $35.
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      08-03-2012 04:39 PM #4
      kohl's. They have a huge selection of different brands. They average around 20-30 bucks depending on the brand. Also, they have a HUGE coupon gimmick so sign up for their emails on their site. They are constantly doing 'sales'.
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      08-03-2012 04:42 PM #5
      costco usually has them, and they are not expensive, but not very stylish either

    6. 08-04-2012 12:10 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by 71DubBugBug View Post
      costco usually has them, and they are not expensive, but not very stylish either
      OP thinks the trend toward slimmer fitting pants is driven by corporate wants to source marginally less fabric per unit shipped. I don't think "stylish" is that high up the priority list.

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      08-04-2012 01:46 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by osiris View Post
      OP thinks the trend toward slimmer fitting pants is driven by corporate wants to source marginally less fabric per unit shipped. I don't think "stylish" is that high up the priority list.
      Skinny jeans on men is not stylish.

    8. 08-05-2012 11:49 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      Skinny jeans on men is not stylish.
      Your opinion is not superior to that of fashion designers, and the companies that drive western clothing trends.

      I don't like them either, but that isn't relevant.

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