The 'Paradise' Stretch Twill Short in Copper
-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!
they are way too stiff and uncomfortable even after multiple washings with fabric softener, they feel like they are made of stuff canvas actually.
my new super-casual shorts
great fit and very comfortable. I'm a 90's kid so my shorts used to go down past my knees - this is my first pair of shorts that fall above the knee and I'm enjoying the transition to a more put-together causal vibe. Also the lining on the pockets are SOOOO soft.
Wonderful - as usual!
I always enjoy adding Blade + Blue pieces to my wardrobe. Well made, good looking and in my experience always true to size. I also know that I'll receive extra special attention, with a note included in each package. I can't recommend this place enough!!
I would appreciate having more room through the leg to allow for a wider range of motion before bunching up. The material, color and customer service were all top notch.
Just amazing. Beautifully made and the designs are incredible.