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Men’s bottoms never looked so warm and snugly. If only your pants were made from Afghan blankets.

 

Lord von Schmitt

Lord von Schmitt

It’s hard to find words to describe this discovery.  Fortunately a picture says a thousand words and these pictures are doozies.

Lord von Schmitt

Lord von Schmitt

From boredpanda:

Crochet’s not just for scarves and sweaters anymore. Schuyler Ellers, who runs the Lord von Schmitt Etsy shop, creates dazzlingly colorful patterned crochet shorts out of recycled materials that are sure to please both the wearer and their stunned beholders (man or woman).

Ellers embraces every style out there, from form-fitting booty shorts to extravagant bell-bottom pants. Most of these fabulous pieces are made of recycled vintage crochet afghans; according to Ellers’ shop, “Afghan blankets are original pieces of folk art, hand made by artisans across America since the 1960’s and well before. With scissors and a sewing machine I transform vintage crochets into wearable sculpture!”

Read the entire post and see additional looks at: http://www.boredpanda.com/crochet-shorts-schuyler-ellers-lord-von-schmitt/

Lord von Schmitt

Lord von Schmitt

Lord von Schmitt

Lord von Schmitt

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More Bad Fashion from London

Agi & Sam

Agi & Sam

The horror never stops.  Part two of the best and worst looks from London thanks to four-pins.com

For the full slide show http://four-pins.com/style/best-and-most-ridiculous-looks-at-london-collections-men-fallwinter-2015-1/

Craig Green

Craig Green

Katie Eery

Katie Eery

Richard James

Richard James

Nasir Mazhar

Nasir Mazhar

maharishi

maharishi

 

The worst looks from London Fashion week

Sibling at London Fashion Week

Sibling at London Fashion Week

Get ready to laugh.   Fashion week in London hit and thanks to the team over at four-pins.com we’ve got a slideshow of epic proportions.  They include a few of their favorite looks as well, which I don’t necessarily agree with, but they’ve got worst part down.  Take a look and enjoy.

See the entire show at http://four-pins.com/style/best-looks-london-collections-men-fall-winter-2015/

 

Topman at London Fashion Week

Topman at London Fashion Week

Astrid Andersen London Fashion Week

Astrid Andersen London Fashion Week

KTZ at London Fashion Week

KTZ at London Fashion Week

KTZ  at London Fashion Week  January 2015

KTZ at London Fashion Week January 2015

 

 

Bad Fashion: Bottle Rock 2014 edition

A little to coordianted

A little to coordinated

The summer festival season is upon us.  That means warm summer days, cold beer and a few outfits worth raising an eyebrow over.  This summer the Shortees team hit Bottle Rock in Napa California and we weren’t disappointed, in the music or the fashion.  While we weren’t able to capture every outrageous look, here are a few items that caught our attention.

Our opening look is quite the stunner.  We are always captivated but never impressed by the onsie look or those who take matching to an extreme.  Yes your friends can find you in a crowd but do they really want to?

A little to much national pride

A little to much national pride

 

 

 

Ok we get it.  You love the USA.  Maybe you should love it a bit more and not sit on it Malph.  And if you get that reference perhaps you to have a neon tank top in the bottom of your dresser drawer. (Yes Weezer did play and while it took 45 minutes for us to realize they weren’t animatrons, they sounded great)

 

 

 

These next two gentleman were kind enough to spend a set or two reminding us why there is a certain population of men that would rather not associate with.  I’m sure they spend their days comparing card stock and perfecting their Christian Bale American Psycho impersonations.  We all felt sorry for the girls in their group.

Bottle Rock 2014 American Psycho 1

Bottle Rock 2014 American Psycho 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is so much wrong with their shorts.  One highlighting a pair of Izod pants that look they were stolen from his grandfathers closet and the other still clinging to the notion that they can make tight jean shorts cool again.  Both failing miserably.  As for the fanny packs.  It doesn’t matter how ironically, throwback cool you think they are, just throw them away.

We wouldn’t forget the ladies.  While events such as this are an opportunity to pull out your wildest costumes, and we often appreciate it, sometimes it would just be better to pull it back a bit.

Bottle Rock 2014 bad girls fashion

Bad Fashion: Santa Cruz

santa cruz bad fashion 1 croped

Following the rules of fashion is a tricky thing.  Sometimes they need to be observed.  Sometimes they should be broken.  The trick and art is knowing when to break them.  In this case today’s fashion victim broke one of the most sacred rules that rarely if ever should be broken.  Mixing strong patterns is a dangerous game and not one to be fooled with by amateurs.  This young man is forgiven because no one has ever taught him that green horizontal stripes and plaid shorts are a combination that no one should ever attempt.

santa cruz bad fashion 2 croped

 

Now as for the taller gentleman, he doesn’t get a pass for those cuffed jeans shorts.  I hadn’t realized this abomination was attempting a return and I pray that this is a rare and non-repeated sighting.

 

Bad Fashion: South Lake Tahoe Ski Edition

Fashion rules on the mountain are a bit different than other places.  Skiers and snowboarders have their own set of rules and they often include looks and styles that wouldn’t be considered appropriate anywhere off the slopes.  Bizarre patterns and loud colors often work wonderfully on the slopes in ways they don’t work on the street.  That said, there are still looks that don’t belong anywhere and in that spirit we bring you today’s bad fashion: South Lake Tahoe edition.

Don't get caught looking like this, anywhere.

Don’t get caught looking like this, anywhere.

Despite an exceptionally lax set of rules on the mountain that allows tremendous freedom for individual expression some people still get it totally wrong.  This poor fellow thought his bad holiday pajamas would make us all smile on the mountain.  Unfortunately he was wrong.  Very, very wrong.  This photo doesn’t begin to capture the tie dye nightmare that was his shirt.  A combination of patterns that is beyond unforgivable.

Hey bro, I'm awesome.

Hey bro, I’m awesome.

Off the mountain casual fashion continues to rule.  Everyone is tired, dirty and just wants to eat and have a beer.  That said there are still some basic standards that should be followed and our friend above didn’t get the memo.  He may think he is fabulous but that brings the number of people who do to just one.  Yes he’s a bro and that means a blissful ignorance of what anyone else in the world thinks except for your fellow bros who are lost in a cloud of self-induced awesomeness but it’s not an excuse.  This shot was caught at a  South Lake casino during Saturday nights MMA matches.  While it may be exceptionally warm for March, sweatpants shorts, a pinkish tank top and sandals  have no business being out of the drawer let alone put together.  This is a sad case of “I’m awesome and want everyone to know it” and as usual, a monumental failure.  Don’t even get started with the hat of irony.  Its anything but a statement piece with the exception of saying please give me attention because my personality doesn’t deserve it on its own.  Its one look to absolutely not follow.

Acid wash gone horribly wrong

Acid wash gone horribly wrong

I apologize for the poor quality of this pic but it’s good enough to introduce a topic that I’m sure we will revisit, again and again.  There was a time when acid wash jeans were the thing.  Nothing spelled cool more than just the right fade and wash on a pair of well-worn jeans.  Acid wash was a signature look of the late 80s and has been on a comeback but like most things, less is more and some brands have just gotten it all wrong.  Today’s sample shows what happens when acid wash goes bad.

Three looks to avoid at all costs.  You’ve been warned.

A fashion don’t. Leave the Short-Suit on the red carpet.

Pharrell Williams In A Short Tuxedo Suit - The Oscars 2014

It’s warm in California.  Shorts weather warm.  Out here we love these warm early March days when you can leave the fleece at home and roll down the car windows.    In fact it may be a little to warm and dry.  While we are short on rain, we aren’t low on bad fashion styles.  This weeks comes to us courtesy of Pharrell Williams at last weekends’ Academy Awards.  Pharrell tried to parlay his growing celebrity status into establishing credibility for a fringe fashion look.  And no matter how much listening to “Happy” makes me happy, nothing is going to make the shorts-suit look acceptable.

Recently at www.fashionbeans.com, Matt Allinson wrote a nice post in defense of the short-suit, http://www.fashionbeans.com/2014/in-defence-of-the-short-suit/.  Allinson writes

One path is encouraging us to emulate the 1950s and develop a timeless personal style that will transcend the next fifty years. The other desperately wants to find new ways to stand out from the ever-growing crowd of stylish gentlemen. And the short suit does just that.

He hits the nail on the head regarding the challenge between having a classic, lasting personal style that never falls out of style and the desire to stand out and express your individuality.  However in our humble opinion, he over-reaches in describing the short-suit as classic with a twist.

For the shorter man, the shorts-suit is an exceptionally bad choice.  Consider it a fast track to looking like you are dressed as an English school boy.  Unless your name is Angus Young and you can rock there is just no reason to attempt this style don’t.

Are there any exceptions?  Of course.  If you are in Bermuda feel free to adopt the local style, so long as you leave it on the island when you depart.  Perhaps if you are an early 20s Bro with a an over-active sense of self-worth and lack of awareness you could attempt the look but be warned, it will fail and only your obliviousness to anyone but yourself will protect your fragile ego.

So be warned.  No matter what celebrity style you wish to emulate, this is one look to leave on the red carpet.

Bad Fashion. Meggings just don’t measure up.

‘There's no reason why guys should resort to squeezing into ladies' leggings, or trying to make their athletic pants work outside of the gym,’ the folks at Meggings Man Clothing said.One of our favorite things to do here at Shortees Style  is to look at some of the more interesting options that are available for today’s fashion conscious consumer.  Now we know that there are other people out there looking at Shortees and laughing but they simply don’t understand the apparel challenge of being a guy under 5’8″.  And while these other companies are someone’s vision, their baby, we still can’t help but scratch our heads sometimes.  Recently on the OriginalShortees Facebook page we highlighted some looks from the recent London Men’s fashion week where a few designers decided that today’s man needs to dress likebad maggings red 2010’s women.  It was downright scary.  Today we discovered another look that we are strongly going to suggest that unless you are a rock star, you should probably skip, Meggings.  Www.meggingsman.com

Overly tight mens jeans are a bad enough hipster curse on society.  Meggings are just plain cruel.  Even if you are packing enough heat to make it worth showing off, it’s just not necessary.  Yes women can get away with wearing tights of various types.  And yes many of them really should be left in the drawer but men, really, do we need this.  Absolutely not.

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