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    Shorts please help





    So the first few sunny days of the year (not today) and Iím digging out some shorts - usually I go for combats or dare I say chino type shorts, which can be worn with a short sleeved shirt and pumps.
    Problem is, I buy them from the supermarket for convenience - but they are very bad quality, last a season then literally tear apart!

    Any advice on where to buy or just advice on some decent shorts brands. Cheers

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    https://spoke-london.com/collections/shorts

    Have five pairs and used them for a few years.

    Absolute top quality and fit is superb

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    I make my own; I could post some instructions if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig1912 View Post
    https://spoke-london.com/collections/shorts

    Have five pairs and used them for a few years.

    Absolute top quality and fit is superb
    They even offer different thigh widths - thank you

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    Shorts please help

    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    I make my own; I could post some instructions if you like.
    Like the Lemmy ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr G Imp View Post
    Like the Lemmy ones
    Very similar, but the holes in mine appear much lower down, so that I don't need to cut off as much of the legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    Very similar, but the holes in mine appear much lower down, so that I don't need to cut off as much of the legs.
    Do you buy trousers for this purpose or use ones you already own ?

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    Another Spoke wearer here, along with Quba 'cargo' shorts, the latter being the hardest-wearing I've ever owned.

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    Ignorance breeds Fear. Fear breeds Hatred. Hatred breeds Ignorance. Break the chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr G Imp View Post
    Do you buy trousers for this purpose or use ones you already own ?
    I wear them as jeans until the knee inspection ports appear, then it is out with the scissors.
    They are very stylish, and complement perfectly my hats made from discarded tarpaulins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    I wear them as jeans until the knee inspection ports appear, then it is out with the scissors.
    They are very stylish, and complement perfectly my hats made from discarded tarpaulins.
    New twine for your belt sir or 'upcycled'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernestrome View Post
    New twine for your belt sir or 'upcycled'?
    I hadn't thought of baler twine. Currently I use watch straps fastened end-to-end, but ssometimes the deployants stick into my love handles.

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    Try Community Clothing. I've got some from there ->

    https://communityclothing.co.uk/coll...enswear/shorts

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    Bought a pair of Polo shorts (not "polo shorts", if they exist) from Macy's in 2000, and they're still going strong. But I have a pair of cargo shorts that I bought at Tesco about 15 years ago that are still perfectly serviceable, having done a lot of holiday duty since then.

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    When it comes to gardening in shorts - I always play safe and go for the 'classic' look.....................


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    I have a couple of pairs of Timberland shorts which have been very hard wearing. I also just got my first order of Spoke jeans and, if their shorts are same, then they will do you well too. Bit spendy though.

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    I buy Craghopper Kiwi trousers and have them made into shorts. They also sell shorts but I prefer being able to have the length I want.

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    Raffe has loads of Bitcoin shorts ó only purchased last week ó that he may be selling if you PM him ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Another Spoke wearer here, along with Quba 'cargo' shorts, the latter being the hardest-wearing I've ever owned.

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    Interesting, keep seeing them advertised on FB, have a look & then end up with 'how much?' mentality that I struggle to break through.

    Can spend a fortune on some stuff without blinking, other things just niggle me!

    Having worn A&F shorts, gap tshirts & M&S underwear for the last 15+ years, I am amazed at how poor the quality is these days.

    Found an unworn t-shirt from about 10yrs ago, still wrapped & the thickness vs current line is unreal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    I wear them as jeans until the knee inspection ports appear, then it is out with the scissors.
    They are very stylish, and complement perfectly my hats made from discarded tarpaulins.
    You are lucky, my jeans rip at the groin when they go !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonny Marco View Post
    Try Community Clothing. I've got some from there ->

    https://communityclothing.co.uk/coll...enswear/shorts
    Why are so many men's trousers now sold "compo" style with roll-ups?

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