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Fantastic Shorts For Real Men Who Like Real Shorts BUT Velcro Pockets Are A Problem
on February 18, 2015
Updated February 2016
Very sad to say the velcro on the pockets causes holes in the pants. The manufacturer needs to either forget about the velcro or put reinforcing brads at the corner pockets. See picture attached. These shorts failed at less than a year old. I have changed my star rating from 4 to 3 stars.
Would have been 5 stars except for the slight size confusion.
Bought these as a gift and my male friend who just LOVES them except the elastic is not as aggressive for the sizing. He needed a 36 inch which is what I ordered but it doesn't fit snug so he has to wear a belt too. I wanted to exchange for the 34 inch but they were out in this color and he LOVED the color, so we decided to keep these and he wears them with a belt to hold them up. So basically the 36 inch size is for someone who is a 38 inch but thinks they are a 36 inch. My friend is a 36 inch, so we should have ordered the 34 inch. I guess men like to "shrink" their waist size or maybe this batch was labeled wrong.
Talos should make MORE of these and offer them on Amazon in all sizes. This is a great product, will buy more if and when they become available.
The length is PERFECT for above the knee good looking shorts with the 6 inch inseam. My 6 foot friend likes real shorts that are short (above the knee) without a crotch dangling half way to the knees like other shorts designed to fall mid calf. He would have been happier if they were even 2 more inches shorter, but the comfort and generous pockets made up for that and these are above the knee which was a must for him to be seen wearing them.
Material is super soft and comfy, very breathable for outdoor weather, especially nice in humid weather because of the 100% cotton they don't get sticky like polyester blends. Perfect for sail boaters and men who like to be very active sailing, walking, biking, messing about with tools and ladders like my friend. The pockets are plentiful, sturdy and useful. The product picture is for this color and style is accurate and I am super grateful for that. Kudos to the manufacturer (now go make some more so we can buy them!)
Not sold under Amazon Prime (I wish they were!) had to pay extra shipping charges. Also at the time I ordered them, the product page said "FAST SHIPPING!! Sent Priority, 3 days if in US". I thought that meant they would come in 3 days, but it possibly means they will ship in 3 days, so figure a week or so to get these. I was trying to get these in 3 days as a gift, next time I will allot more time.