This past week I was at the beach and saw a group of women pop out of nowhere carrying an outrigger canoe which they climbed into and paddled off. A few of them were wearing awesome pairs of knee-length shorts, black with a hibiscus pattern down the side. I couldn't tell if they were Spandex or Neoprene...but I want to buy some like them. Google is unproductive. Can you help me find them?
I am looking for running shorts with a pocket that can comfortably hold my smartphone while I run. I can't believe that this is so difficult but here we are! [more inside]
Please help me buy shorts. Specific requirements within. [more inside]
I teach English in Spain and would like to incorporate some conversation stimulating short films in my adult classes. [more inside]
I am a chubby woman who likes to jog and dance. Where can I get athletic pants/shorts that stay up when I move? [more inside]
I am staying in Ampelokipi and am spending most of my days in Kolonaki. I am not Greek and do not speak Greek. Is there a department store or something around here where I could buy a cheap pair of exercise shorts? I tried the Carrefour in Ampelokipi and wasn't able to find any. [more inside]
I feel self-conscious in tight legging pants but I think they are my best bet for comfort while working out and hiking. Can you help me find a pair I'll like? [more inside]
I have killed my favorite pair of running/workout shorts. They are apparently no longer available in my size and what appears to be the new and allegedly improved version is not even close to the same. Where can I find a pair of wicking/non-cotton women's running shorts with a liner, pockets and (most importantly) an inseam of at least 4"? [more inside]
Looking to buy shorts for the German National Football (soccer) team online. [more inside]
I recently discovered Têtes à claques. It's addictive and frickin' hilarious, and has done more for me to pick up Quebec French than any book or class. What similar stuff exists in other languages? [more inside]
I am an early 20s male, straight if it's relevant, and I need some help getting good clothes for summer. [more inside]
It's warm weather season. I want to wear shorts, but I also want to up my style. [more inside]
Does anyone have any links to watch the various shorts that have been nominated for this years Academy Awards? [more inside]
Are women's shorts that fit at the waistline illegal these days? [more inside]
Where online can I purchase cute (colorful, retro-ish with piping) cotton gym shorts a la American Apparel not actually from American Apparel? [more inside]
I'm a skinny guy looking for some summer shorts that won't make me look entirely goofy and/or juvenile. Can you help?
Help my boyfriend overcome his fear of shorts. [more inside]
Unbranded & weirdly branded road cycling clothing: About four years ago I came across a website that was a clearance center for major road cycling clothing manufacturers. It sold a lot of jerseys and shorts that appeared to be excess items from custom-design production runs printed for odd cat2/cat3 teams in different countries around the world, printed with sponsorships for things like Colombian soda-pop companies, German pneumatics firms, etc. They had a lot of jerseys that would normally be $75-100/ea going for around $30 a piece. I lost the URL and am not even sure if the company is still in business (iirc it was a Yahoo! storefront). [more inside]
Short, live-action films that work with limited locations, effects, budget, and actors? [more inside]
I'm looking for some free library shorts or documentaries that I can find online about architecture or Buckminster Fuller or space travel or any of the sort from the 60s through the 80s that are very graphical and would be good to project onto a wall on a short loop as a backdrop for a party. Can you point me to some of these?
I finally found the perfect pair of shorts. Now I can't find them in any stores or online. Help! [more inside]
Need some help finding vintage running shorts, on the cheap if possible. [more inside]
How do I convert a skirt into shorts? [more inside]
I’m looking for awesome, durable warm-weather running/gym shorts, in a spandex-y bike-short style with a longish inseam. Picky specifications within. [more inside]
I'm a fairly petite lady, but I have disproportionately large thighs and butt. Summertime is upon us and I'd love to wear some nice structured shorts (instead of my usual athletic style) once in a while. Fit is an issue. Any recommendations? [more inside]
I don’t like wearing shorts. I also don't like being hot. Can you recommend your favorite, comfortable, somewhat flattering summer pants for women? [more inside]
I'm an avid Geocacher and in my area that often means encountering thorns and other hazardous (to me) plant life. I don't mind shedding some blood for fun but it's murder on my clothing. Since I'm in the market for some new pants, what should I buy? Bonus if they're convertible (the bottoms zip off and make shorts).
I'm a guy who has ugly, pale legs and thus hasn't worn shorts in public since childhood. But living in a hot climate, I'd really like to be able to wear something besides jeans/pants in public without feeling insecure. What are your suggestions for alternatives to shorts that aren't pants but still keep most of my legs covered and where would I obtain said garment? Or might you have general advice about foregoing pants when you really, really don't like your legs? [more inside]
Help me put together a fun YouTube playlist for a casual small party environment. Funny, short, smart. [more inside]
Shorts + Trainers on a skinny, gym going guy. [more inside]
If your running shorts have an inner pant, and your underwear of choice is boxers, what do you wear when you're running? Manties?
Anyone know where to buy these simple Starter stretchy shorts? Here's what they look like. [more inside]
I need some new men's cargo shorts. I used to get these Woolrich shorts, except they had a drawstring. I want the drawstring. I need the drawstring. I love the drawstring. I also want a short inseam (6"). Long shorts that come to my knees make me feel like I'm 5 years old. Tried LL Bean, Eddie Bauer, Old Navy, REI, Land's End, Gap, and J Crew, but it all ended in sadness and despair. Ask Metafilter, please show me that there is still sunshine in this world.
Where might I find a pair of overall shorts for men like the ones seen in Diane Arbus' Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park photograph? [more inside]
Need help finding non-short shorts for tall guys. [more inside]
Help me find comfortable durable cotton shorts to replace my USA Rugby shorts (whose manufacturer went out of business) [more inside]
I'm wondering about the business end of short films. How do they make money? A no-budget, 5-minute short is one thing, but many shorts have high production values, location shoots, CGI, etc., which can come to a substantial amount. For example the Academy Awards for Best Short nominees all seem to be (I didn't see em) at least (stab in the dark here) $10,000 and way up. Unlike features (even really crappy ones), shorts aren't shown in theaters or on video and I've never really seen them outside a shorts festival. Are the producers of these taking a loss? Is it merely a kind of marketing for a director/production company and a loss is the norm?
Does anyone know the name of a short film about the life cycle of a tomato? I think it begins at a farm and ends with homeless families scavenging through heaps of trash.... [more inside]
Sock-matching with shorts? While I have a good feel for the rules on matching socks with trousers, I'm not as sure whether those also apply to matching socks with shorts. [more inside]
Years ago on atomfilms.com, I watched a little movie that I'd like to find again online. I think it was claymation. It depicted a depressed factory worker who invented some physical, manufacturable form of Happiness. He was happy with his invention for a time, sharing it with friends, but eventually started his own factory making his new Happiness to become rich, at which point he became depressed again. [more inside]
My favourite pair of shorts is about to die. They're the best shorts I've ever owned and seem to be irreplaceable in this age of cargo-style saturation. How bizarre, difficult and pricey would it be to approach a tailor/seamstress and ask them to dissect the pattern and clone the shorts with new material?
When I read about the movie Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, I found that Kerry Conran, the creator of the movie, had gotten Gwyneth Paltrow to agree to be cast based on a short film he'd made to sell the concept. Does anyone have a link to the original short online?