G'day Melbournians. Arriving soon. Must buy shorts.
November 23, 2017 9:48 PM   Subscribe

I'd buy shorts before the trip, but here (Thailand) there are 2 choices: 1) Too much polyester, or 2) 100% Cotton and expensive. Both have poor construction quality. Seeking mid-range quality and price, 100% cotton. Far enough out of fashion that teens or 20-somethings wouldn't wear, but it's what their dads wear. Seeking store names. Bonus points for easy access by public transportation and proximity to the CBD. Just to be clear, I need outerwear, not underwear.
posted by Homer42 to Shopping (6 answers total)
Target on Bourke Street would probably sort you out.
posted by pompomtom at 10:02 PM on November 23, 2017 [2 favorites]

Uniqlo is what my boyfriend wears (he's a dad but a fashionable one) - there's a store in the city.
posted by Wantok at 11:13 PM on November 23, 2017 [2 favorites]

Within a block or so of the Bourke Street Mall, you have Uniqlo, H&M, Cotton On, and the aforementioned Target. It'll be a bit mental because we seem to have adopted post-Thanksgiving retail hell this year, but you should be able to find something suitable.
posted by prismatic7 at 11:14 PM on November 23, 2017

Nthing Bourke Street. All the stores mentioned, plus Myer and David Jones.
posted by quinndexter at 11:50 PM on November 23, 2017

You are looking for Stubbies. They are the quintessential Australian shorts and haven't changed a bit since first designed in 1972. The link has a sub-link on where to buy.
posted by Xurando at 11:11 AM on November 24, 2017

Kenji is the in store brand for myer menswear. This is a little more upmarket than target and a bit more grown up than cotton on, and sounds to me like your target.

Myers, as aforementioned, is snack bang in the middle of the city on Bourke St.
posted by jojobobo at 9:04 PM on November 25, 2017

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