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Mediums fit nearer to a Large/X-Large size.
on August 29, 2014
The color is beautiful. The fabric seems nice. The cut / style is great. Surprisingly, there is NO lining. I'm not sure if I missed that somewhere or not, but the lack of a lining definitely earned a perk of the brow on first inspection. However, I always wear bottoms under my board shorts, so this is a non-issue for me and doesn't have any affect on my rating (3 Stars). I figured it was worth mentioning, though.
All in all I would have LOVED and 5-Stared these shorts if the size hadn't been so off.
My rating is based on the fact that these shorts run extraordinarily LARGE. I saw mixed reviews on size, so I figured I'd order my go-to in the S/M/L world (I still boggle over the fact that clothing companies refuse to acknowledge that I know my measurements well enough to use inches and *gasp* even centimeters but insist on "simplifying" things for me), and ordered a medium. Yes, I did receive a medium. Yes, I did double check the tags as well as the sewn in label; both read "M" and "MEDIUM". I was prepared for them to be a touch loose but nothing a few stitches couldn't fix. WRONG.
I was able to VERY EASILY slip these medium shorts on OVER the jeans I was wearing -- while the shorts were still velcroed closed. For the record, I did not unvelcro them at all. I literally pulled the shorts out of the bag, lofted a brow at the lack of a lining, boggled at how large they seemed, then said what-the-hell and decided to try them on over my jeans. Not a single velcro fiber was lost in this test, promise.
Granted, my size 5 (again, thank you clothing companies for simplifying things so my little female brain doesn't implode) jeans are a touch loose by the end of the day but I still had at least a good inch all the way around to wiggle my tooshie in these shorts. When I stopped holding the shorts up they actually fell halfway down my hips. Good thing I was still in my jeans and not on the lake... otherwise there would have been a lot more of me exposed than my family or I would have appreciated.
Given the size of these mediums, I honestly think I could have gotten away with ordering an XS.. even if I had to do a few squats first to break 'em in.
I'm returning these medium shorts for a refund as an XS isn't available.. otherwise I would have given these super cute shorts another shot (hence the 3-stars).
Just in case it's helpful:
- jean size: 5
- weight: aprox. 120
- build: athletic / slender (similar to the model in the product photo)