Shorts – the airy alternative for any situation
Summer is coming, temperatures are rising and the dresses are getting shorter. You like your casual jeans, but underneath you are getting warmer and warmer… well, then it’s time for some cool shorts.
Nowadays they are socially acceptable and are worn on almost every occasion by men and women alike. Whether Bermudas, cargo shorts or hot pants – you will find them at Blue Tomato!
Hot Pants for women, Cargos for men – shorts are for everyone!
The term “shorts” explains itself and doesn’t need any further comments. But with the huge variety of products available in this segment, there are some terms that need some clarification.
The classic Bermuda shorts are probably the most common representatives. Brands like Volcom, DC and Carhartt bet on this fashionable allrounder which mostly comes without side pockets and thus lifts the slim fit to a new level. A slim leg is guaranteed! In combination with a couple of casual accessories such as a cap, sunglasses and a watch you are perfectly dressed for everyday life.
The short pants originate from the Royal Navy, who used Bermudas for operations in tropical climates. On the Bermudas, just off the American coast, the shorts are even accepted as part of the common business suit, what makes the origin of the name quite clear.
You probably heard the term chino shorts before. They pretty much resemble the Bermuda in origin and style: Spanish speaking soldiers were based on the Philippines at the beginning of the 19th century. And because of the warm temperature they have been equipped with short, light trousers. The cotton was processed in China back then, what explains the origin of the word “chino” (Spanish for "Chinese").
Less simple, but very practical, are cargo shorts. With their patch side pockets they offer enough room for all the cargo you need for everyday life. You don’t have to go on a jungle-expedition to wear these stylish shorts – cargos have found their place in men’s fashion. Combined with a fancy t-shirt or a casual shirt you are guaranteed to be fashionably dressed the whole summer long. The comfort and functionality of the shorts are, of course, most important.
Very nice to look at, at least for men, are hot pants. Over the years, hot pants have been getting shorter and shorter. Whether they are made of denim, classic cotton or more luxurious fabrics like satin, hot pants for women are versatile, stylish and sexy at the same time. Brands like Roxy or Nikita have many different styles on offer for girls and ladies.
If functionality is important to you, you should have a look at our huge assortment of outdoor shorts. Bergans and Co. offer shorts for long trekking tours in the summer, which you will love especially because of their features. Waterproof, breathable, and incredibly robust are only a few characteristics of your new hiking companion. And when it rains you will be amazed how quickly they get dry again.
For each situation the matching pair of shorts
Once you‘ve found your favourite pair of shorts, you’ll want to use them for every occasion. Chinos are comfortable for cycling and in the city, outdoor shorts are strong enough for climbing in the Alps and casual denim shorts are moreover perfect for a relaxing day at the park... and of course loose enough to dance the night away on holiday!
No matter which and how many shorts you decide on, you will be happy with them in any situation. Take some boardshorts as well for the beach and you are, in terms of shorts, well equipped for the summer season. Get an overview of the whole shorts-diversity at Blue Tomato!