Today’s post involves a topic near and dear to my heart. Hopefully this discussion doesn’t get too deep, serious or emotional for you.
Today’s topic is: Jorts.
Jorts. An American classic. There are jeans, there are jean shorts, and there are daisy dukes...
And then, there are jorts.
All types of jean shorts have been a topic of hot debate ever since Catherine Bach brought denim shorts into the spotlight. Controversy abounds. ‘Daisy dukes are too short. Simply inappropriate.’ ‘Jean shorts aren’t cool.’ ‘Your jorts are unacceptable. In so many ways.’
They may not receive unanimous love, but jorts have earned a central position as part of the American identity and they seem here to stay.
Generally refers to men’s homemade jean shorts - old jeans that have been cut somewhere near mid thigh, that are generally worn and faded, and that are left unhemmed. They tend to expose a generous amount of pale skin, questionable muscle tone and they usually function to effectively repel the fairer sex. They are incredibly practical, however, doubling or tripling the average lifespan of a pair of jeans. And jorts have recently found a resurgence and newfound support from popular culture.
And look at this guy!
So next time that favorite pair of jeans tears at the knee or is deemed too faded to be socially acceptable, give them new life. Make yourself a new pair of ‘cold beer drinkin shorts’. ‘Denim dan’s’. ‘Chore shorts’. ‘Festival shorts’. ‘After-work shorts’.
Really, they are All-Terrain Shorts. Any environment, any situation.
Jorts may be a social liability, but they sure are versatile.
Thanks everyone. Enjoy your weekend! Smile more than you need to, laugh often, stay silly.