It is impossible to do one post that highlights Patagonia. I am a huge fan of all of their stuff – Snap Ts, Baggies, Polos… and especially the Stand Up shorts. Is ‘legendary’ an appropriate word to use for these? I think they are bulletproof. I became introduce to these while pledging, and have been wearing them ever since. They started like this:
It’s hard to throw the shorts away – the older they get, the better they wear. There is debate – the 5″ or the 7″ inseam – either way works. One thing that I wish Patagonia would do is offer more color variety. Today they offer Retro Khaki (old faithful), Alpaca Brown, Smoke, and Alpha Green. All good choices, but remember some of these jewels?:
It’s hard to pinpoint the best part about these shorts: the heavy canvas, the back pockets, or the distinctive way they look after years of use. They have a cult following; once you own a pair – you’ll know what we’re talking about.
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