Every spring I scoff at the idea of specal summer clothes, thinking that I can just as well live through the summer in wool skirts and heavy slacks (seriously, how hot does it even get around here?), and every year I get the same slightly panicky reality check when the first late spring heatwave arrives. I thought I would be a little bright for once this year, plan ahead and make a few summer garments that are not the sloppy result of some frantic can't-stand-the-heat-anymore sewing, so I'm making a pair of 40's styled shorts.
Plain black rayon/poly/something mix with a twill structure, nice drape and a tiny bit of stretch, six of those huge, black American Navy peacoat buttons closing a functional sailor flap, wide legs and somewhere between mid-thigh and above the knee in length.

So, what do you lovely people think? Cuffs or not?

From: [identity profile] volksjager.livejournal.com

They tend to ruin the line of a good top. If people want to accessorize...that what a cool pair of gloves are for.

From: [identity profile] pimpinett.livejournal.com

I like the way they give some weight and volume to the hem of a pair of pants, but I'm not sure that's a good effect on a pair of shorts. Also, I'm short and cuffs don't really help with that.

Gloves are awesome accessories.

From: [identity profile] lasergirl.livejournal.com

If they're high-waisted and worn with one of those 2-inches above the waistband crop tops I am so totally there!!!

From: [identity profile] pimpinett.livejournal.com

Very high-waisted, but probably not going to be worn with a crop top - I'll leave that up to people who can pull it off better. :)

From: [identity profile] lie-to-be-happy.livejournal.com

Depends, DAK or 8th Army? :)

I'd say no to the cuffs on shorts.

I'm not sure if I'd say no cuffs ever though...you need them on shirts!

From: [identity profile] pimpinett.livejournal.com

More along the lines of WWII bomber nose art. :)

Yup, there's definitely a time and a place for cuffs!


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