I am an early 20s male, straight if it's relevant, and I need some help getting good clothes for summer. [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet
on May 19, 2013 -
It's warm weather season. I want to wear shorts, but I also want to up my style. [more inside]
posted by garlic
on May 2, 2013 -
Does anyone have any links to watch the various shorts that have been nominated for this years Academy Awards? [more inside]
posted by Mintyblonde
on Jan 23, 2013 -
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]
posted by ifjuly
on Mar 2, 2012 -
I'm a skinny guy looking for some summer shorts that won't make me look entirely goofy and/or juvenile. Can you help?
posted by killdevil
on Jul 6, 2011 -
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]
posted by thewalrus
on Feb 7, 2011 -
Short, live-action films that work with limited locations, effects, budget, and actors? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Nov 21, 2010 -
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?
posted by setanor
on Oct 19, 2010 -
I finally found the perfect pair of shorts. Now I can't find them in any stores or online. Help! [more inside]
posted by Jsn7821
on Sep 5, 2010 -
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]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Jun 29, 2009 -
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]
posted by telegraph
on May 25, 2009 -
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]
posted by bibliowench
on Apr 22, 2009 -
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).
posted by tommasz
on Mar 10, 2009 -
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]
posted by iamisaid
on Sep 16, 2008 -
Help me put together a fun YouTube playlist for a casual small party environment. Funny, short, smart. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Jul 1, 2008 -
If your running shorts have an inner pant, and your underwear of choice is boxers, what do you wear when you're running? Manties?
posted by russmail
on Aug 30, 2007 -
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.
posted by SampleSize
on Aug 17, 2007 -
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]
posted by book
on Jun 7, 2007 -
Help me find comfortable durable cotton shorts to replace my USA Rugby shorts (whose manufacturer went out of business) [more inside]
posted by arnicae
on May 27, 2007 -
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?
posted by zardoz
on Apr 26, 2007 -
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]
posted by maryh
on Aug 17, 2006 -
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]
posted by Handcoding
on May 22, 2005 -
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]
posted by odinsdream
on Mar 1, 2005 -
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?
posted by picea
on Nov 23, 2004 -
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?
posted by alumshubby
on Oct 10, 2004 -