Cut Short

— Thu, 21st May 2009 —

This is classic. The paper of record asks how some brazen designers can charge more for shorts than pants made of the same fabric. [NYTimes.com]

“It’s like you are getting less fabric and less workmanship for more money,” one analyst tells the Times, who, by the way, has noticed an increasing trend in casual shorts — cut-offs, sweat shorts and even shorts made of poor man’s cotton ramie (a blend that gives a silky effect) — now masquerading in stores as fancy dress-up wear.

Obviously, alternatives — from sample sales, to re-sale, to hemming — abound. Last week, we picked up a perfectly fit pair of shorts at the Gant sample sale for $20.

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