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Shouldn't complain. But I will.
on 16 June 2014
£13.99 is a reasonable price for these short, but I guess now I've learned what doubling the price for a better pair of shorts might get you.
These shorts arrived with the kind of fabric finish you get on work overalls. Not quite shiny but kind of... built to a price. One wash was enough to reveal the actual cotton finish and after wearing them once there were permanent creases across the front. This would be quite reasonable, given the price, except for three other things:
- When I sit wearing them and look at the stitching, particularly the line of stitching that runs around your leg, it feels like they were run through the sewing machine by someone who was tired, maybe the shift was coming to an end or they had other things on their mind. If the person in charge of quality control had a tape measure I imagine they would have rejected my pair.
- The pockets are designed for someone with small hands, being about an inch too short. This means it's not exactly great to put your hands in them, but also if you put your cash or wallet in there you don't feel like it's tucked far enough inside. I lost a £5 note the first time I wore them so I might be particularly biased about this.
- the waist band on most trousers has some kind of reinforcement so that when you sit down it doesn't fold in half, and it gives the button something sturdy to attach to. The waist band on these shorts is simply a folded over piece of the trouser fabric, so the first time you put them on it feels unsatisfactory, and the more you wear them the worse it gets. You would not want to wear these shorts without a belt.