Trucker-shorts! (shorter than Bermudas)

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Trenchfriend, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,611
    Location:
    Germany
    Now, I look forward for the next bicycle-ride, I tell you!

    Some minutes ago, I finally grabbed my most worn out jeans, a classic black Wrangler regular-fit, took my old sharp scissors and "woohoo"! :D

    After some trials, I finally managed to cut the legs nice and consistent and the inside-leg length resulted on 9 to 10 cm, which is very good, not too short and matches with the level of 8 cm, retail is partly offering as "trucker-shorts", here in Germany. :)

    And I, personally, wouldn't go shorter than 8 cm or even additional slim-fit jeans. ;)

    Life's good...

    :cool:
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2017
  2. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,873
    Didn't we have a thread about shorts this time last year? :D

    Mark me down in the anti-shorts camp all the way!
     
    Edward, bn1966 and ton312 like this.
  3. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    9,174
    Location:
    Chicago
    Reminds me of my dad mowing the lawn in the early 80's in Jean shorts/ cut offs that were akin to a denim speedo. I'm sorry but:
    IMG_4579.JPG
     
    dudewuttheheck likes this.
  4. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    9,556
    [​IMG]
     
  5. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,873
    You guys just gave me a much-needed laugh with these :D :D
    Plus, I'm in complete agreement!
     
    Monitor and ton312 like this.
  6. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,679
    Location:
    California
    Those look like Daisy Dukes to me!
    My dad used to wear them just like yours Ton, he cut them so short you could see the bottom of the pockets. Even as a kid I recognized that as a fashion faux pas.
     
    bn1966, Monitor and ton312 like this.
  7. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    8,809
    Location:
    Isle of Langerhan, NY
    I can think of a few females those would look good on.
     
  8. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    9,174
    Location:
    Chicago
    It was a simpler time. Little river band was on the radio, a brown cutlass supreme in the drive way. And short Jorts were perfectly, kind of OK. That time has passed.
    IMG_4581.JPG
     
    ButteMT61, Steve27752, bn1966 and 4 others like this.
  9. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,611
    Location:
    Germany
    Shorts for bicycle-ride, buddy, not for supermarket. ;)
     
  10. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,660
    Location:
    Sydney
    If they are for your lady friend, then yes.

    [​IMG]

    If they are for you, then no.
     
    navetsea, dubpynchon, bn1966 and 3 others like this.
  11. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,611
    Location:
    Germany
    Buddy, that are "three-quarter hotpants" in slim-fit. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  12. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,611
    Location:
    Germany
    But I like the entertaining-potential of this thread!! :D
     
  13. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,611
    Location:
    Germany
    So, the final question:

    What are the original "trucker-shorts"? Were they selfmade cut-offs? Did they ever exist?

    Or are the "UPS"-shorts the original thing??

    [​IMG]
     
    bn1966 likes this.
  14. 01flhr

    01flhr One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    218
    Bro, i drive trucks, and i would not wear those while......anything.
     
  15. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    9,556
    Dude... I don't think trucker shorts are a thing.
     
  16. 01flhr

    01flhr One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    218
    Nope, not one single pair of those in sight[​IMG]

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J320A using Tapatalk
     
  17. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,611
    Location:
    Germany
    I did the first bicycle-ride, with my new shorts, before lunchtime, today. Wonderful feeling!!

    So, think twice, before you dispose of your most worn out jeans! ;)
     
  18. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,465
    Location:
    Missing in action
  19. Mickiemac

    Mickiemac Familiar Face

    Messages:
    88
    Location:
    Virginia
    Color me No - Nien - Nyet - and any other language regarding the male version of Daisy Dukes. Bad taste in every way.
     
    Worf, El Marro, bn1966 and 1 other person like this.
  20. HanauMan

    HanauMan Practically Family

    Messages:
    783
    Location:
    Inverness, Scotland
    Reminds me of when we lived in Germany. Every summer you'd see German guys wandering around town wearing short (and I mean short!!) swimming pants, t- shirts and flip flops. That was the young guys; their elders wore these grey suit jackets with matching grey shorts and a trilby hat.
    The GIs wore old cut up denims, usually cut halfway up the thigh. We kids wore seersucker shorts and sneakers.
     
    Trenchfriend likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.