I’ve been looking all summer to find a pair of tribal shorts. Sure, I could make a pair from some thrifted deadstock Zubaz, but I’ve yet to get my hands on a sewing machine in Chicago.
Instead, we stumbled across these from FLC International. Limited edition and handmade? Do I have your attention?
HOW TO: WEAR TRIBAL SHORTS
- Shoes: Pair them with a summery shoe, like an espadrille or a boat shoe. Hell, even a moccasin.
- Shirt: Go neutral with this one. A nice oxford button down goes a long way in your closet. Mix it with denim because…well, you can.
- Accessories: Leather belt, canvas bag, maybe something with hemp if you’re feeling liberal.
Jorge Shorts: We’re excited about these bad boys. A great fit for the slim or regular build. They’ve been rolled twice and will really fit on any build. Seth tested them on his soccer player thighs. I tested them on my runner’s thighs. Also, the Jorge Shorts have a nice medium rise so you can kick coin slot dryness to the curb.
- Want more summer accessories? I cut and braided some faded yellow leather into strips and used my big brother skills. Summer zest.
- Don’t have scrap leather laying around the house? Ask your friend who’s a textile major for some extra fabric, canvas or string. Scraps, yo.
My fellow Americans, as is my gift to you every year on this day, I present the bard of our time: Lee Greenwood.
You can glean what sartorial inspiration you will, but I’ll say one thing. White collar, blue shirt, red tie: Prime.
It began innocently enough. There was a wedding. I needed a suit. I heard an advert on the radio promising 3-for-1 suits at a—and I struggle to type this—reputable(?) men’s store called Jos. A. Bank.
Then where shit got real.
Trust me when I say it: shopping for a suit is terrifying.
I’m trying to buy a suit this week.
Me too. Plain black.
Where are you looking? I want to get something sexy, but it’s not like I can throw out a grand.
Haha JC Penny. Mom has a discount.
Don’t forget to get it tailored.
Midwesterners and suits:
$500 is “exorbitant.”
Sorry, guys. In the words of Max Wastler (LINK), “Suits, sadly, are a grand.”
Agreed. But we also know what you’re going through, guy who just graduated college and has never bought a suit before. And for you, there a couple of options that, while not ideal, will help you ease into the water instead of dashing headlong into the scrotum-tightening waters of the suit sea.
A conversation with my mother:
Well, keep in mind your body is going to change.
You can find a nice men’s suit for 100 to 200.
I know they’re models, but you have that kind of body.
I think people are going a little bit overboard.
Alfani, Calvin Klein, Izod (shudder).
pick something, move on.