I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of short shorts. I remember being in my early 20’s and feeling quite comfortable exposing my legs. Now, not so much. However, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a pair because: 1) it’s so hot out right now, and I don’t want to keep roasting in my jeans; and 2) short shorts are the style of the season for shorts, so I didn’t have too many other options where denim shorts are concerned.
These are Current Elliott’s Exposed Button Fly Shorts. I saw these and loved the look of the button fly. It gives them a little more of a unique look compared to many of the other denim shorts available. These are indeed short shorts with a 2 inch inseam. The total measurement of the shorts from top to bottom is 10 inches. They’re so short that the inner front pockets peak through the bottom hem of the shorts, which is actually a pretty cute detail whether it was intentional or not. These have a frayed hem with a 22 inch leg opening. The rise measurement is 8 1/2 inches.
The color is called Crescent Moon which is a Medium to dark colored wash with heavy fading throughout. The color has a slight dirty denim tint to the wash as well. These run a bit large. I don’t feel that shorts need to be as fitted as jeans, so I typically don’t mind taking a size up in shorts. But these run about a size large compared to other designer standard sizes, so I got these in my normal size. Made of 99% cotton and 1% polyurethane, these stretch with wear as do many of Current Elliott’s jeans.
The hardware is copper colored throughout with a gold contrast stitch. As always, Current Elliott’s jeans have an inner tag that mentions the inspiration for each of their styles. These shorts are labeled as, “His cutoffs are now yours.” I have a feeling, with the current heat wave going on, that these are going to be my go-to denim for a while, or at least until the weather cools down some.
The wash instructions are as follows: machine wash cold, tumble dry low, iron with low heat.
Buy Current/Elliott The Exposed Button Fly Short in Crescent Moon at Revolve Clothing.