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Your thoughts on shorts

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bassistcali, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Bassistcali


    Nov 10, 2013
    I always wear pants/jeans cause I hate shorts. But with LA weather and summer comin I might need shorts. What types do I get?
  2. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    Depending on where you are wearing them, shorts are like trousers, there are different types depending on the event, I basically wear four different types:

    - Cargo type, I wear these to go the mall, downtown etc.

    - Swimming shorts - For when going to the beach

    - Fitness shorts, for the gym

    - Golf shorts.

    All of them are different from each other,
  3. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    Unless they're Daisy Dukes or Hotpants ( and I can wear heels) I don't wear shorts ;)

    You asked!
  4. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007

    You know the rules: No picture no Daisy Dukes shorts ;)
  5. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    You're in California...you need "California pants", aka shorts!

    - cargo shorts for general use
    - jersey shorts for around the house
    - water shorts (board shorts, swim trunks, etc) for water-related activites
  6. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups


    I don't that Epi T Bird any more tho...........

  7. Helaskold

    Helaskold 100% Mediocre

    Jul 22, 2012
    Austin, TX
    I love shorts! I wear them constantly, even in the winter. Only time I wear jeans is when I have to for work or whatever. I love relaxing, with the wind in my leg hair...

    EDIT: Totally forgot the answer the question. Cargo shorts look more fashionable but I love those meshy basketball shorts for when I just don't care about looking dapper.
  8. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Nice boots!
  9. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    Cargo shorts or knee-length buccaneer-type things.
  10. Gab124

    Gab124 The path is greater than the destination Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    I wear shorts year around because I work at a zoo and stay in the rainforest. But, even when it is 30 degrees outside I am still wearing my shorts cause I am so used to it. Why just the other day I was shoveling snow in, you guessed it, shorts. Proper hat, boots and coat for sure. There is no better life than one in shorts, get ya some today!
  11. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    I had a friend in college, near St. Louis, who only didn't wear shorts when the snow was too deep and got into his shoes. To boot, he was from southern California. But he was a surfer and spent a lot of time in fairly cold water, so I always figured that accounted for it.
  12. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    Go check out the thread in the Bass Humor & Gig Stories forum entitled, "Post Your Gig Pics For Us To Caption 5!!!!!", and you will quickly learn that this is not a question you should be asking of your fellow bassists.
  13. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    I live in shorts and flip flops. HATE HATE putting on pants, but I always do for live shows. Didn't always, but that made for horrendous pictures.

    Cargo or swim trunks, pretty much my staples. I honestly hate pants as I don't like having my wallet and phone in pants pockets, but not a fan of cargo pants.
  14. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England

    Where's your....like....undercarriage, man?
  15. matante


    Nov 3, 2003
    Los Angeles
    My thoughts are that shorts are for children.

    I was born and raised in LA and have lived here almost my entire life. I never wear shorts. Not even to the beach.
  16. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    I wear pants as much as I can. I sleep in athletic shorts, and wear lycra when I'm riding my bike. My shaved, skinny, veiny, defined calves usually cause people to go for a trip, and it is just easier to not deal with the idiocy it brings about. If I do wear shorts I prefer the cotton chino-ish ones, no pockets.
  17. Gab124

    Gab124 The path is greater than the destination Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    Wow no shorts at the beach, that is.......... just strange really, but good for you going against the norm - I always hated conformists :D
  18. When it comes to shorts, I only wear Dickies.

    Wear what's comfortable. My brother lives in Tucson, and never wears shorts. Just jeans or work pants regardless of the weather.
  19. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Well, there's always gotta be at one guy at the beach wearing jeans, boots, and a leather jacket. :p
  20. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    Go to goodwill, buy some linen slacks, and cut them off for shorts. SUPER comfortable in summer weather. I tried this junior year for band camp, and I was kicking myself for not trying it sooner. They may not be the most stylish, but I never thought i looked any worse in them than in cargo or swishy athletic shorts.