The 'Paradise' Stretch Twill Short in Aqua Blue
The "Paradise" Short: This summer, I wanted everything to be a little more playful. The beauty of the Hawaiian Islands (not to mention a couple of Mai Tai's) inspired me to relax, loosen up, and HAVE SOME FUN!
I already had the perfect fabric in a set of beautiful colors. But I wanted to create a new short that was strictly designed for 'play'.
The 'Paradise Short' is constructed from my favorite stretch twill which has a perfectly lived-in look after I apply a special garment wash. I mean, I literally wash these in my own washer & dryer to get the exact effect that I want.
I got rid of the belt loops and chose to use an elastic waistband instead: easy on and easy off!
Lastly, I trimmed the rise and shortened up that inseam. This is a sexy short! I thought the 6" inseam was plenty short, but every single model rolled them up while on the set of our latest shoot.... and I just said GO FOR IT!
OH and in case you didn't catch them: Check out those ridiculous plaid pockets! I love how they peep out a little from the sideview for a sweet surprise.
- MADE IN USA: The Blade + Blue shorts are made in limited runs right here in the the Bay Area of California. It is extremely important for me to keep things as close to home as I can. I really enjoy having a personal relationship with the people who help bring my ideas to life.
- TOP OF THE LINE FABRIC: It really does start with fabric, there can be no compromising on quality here. To construct these shorts, I used a sweet, 8 ounce twill with 5% stretch. That little bit of stretch makes a huge difference, they are so comfortable!