Espresso making and jorts are not a safe combo… but, hell, it’s 80 degrees in Chicago (finally)! Go find your favorite pair of pants, cut them off at the knee, and enjoy the weather!

Well, with the weather warming up here in Chicago, it is once again time to turn our heads downward and look at all the jorts people are wearing.

What better way to kick off the Shaki Season than with Vice President Joe Biden himself

“This baby just needs a little scrub down,” said Biden, addressing a tour group as he tucked the sweat-covered top into the belt loop of his cutoff jean shorts. “Gotta get her looking good so I can impress the chicks when I’m cruising down Pennsylvania [Avenue].”

Shaki’s! at Pitchfork.

 

The Pitchfork Music Festival is the G8 of Shaki Summits.  So many cut offs, so little cellphone camera battery life.  Here’s a swell one.

Some SERIOUS shaki’s at Chicago’s Dank Haus Yelp Event.

  • ‘Dude shows up solo to the Dank Haus Yelp Event
  • Grey Gym Shoes
  • Pulled up calf-heigh socks
  • Shaki’s with Fringe!
  • European Carry-All

My brother Kevin nearly gets into a car accident taking a photo of a fabulously jorted bicyclist.

Yeeowsas.  Snapped by my brother while nearly getting into an accident this weekend in Chicago.  Note:  worn-in wallet shape in his back pocket — these jorts have biked around the block a few times.

Ahhhh, the morning commute.  Nothing brightens up a Wednesday like seeing a business/pleasure combo that rivals that of a mullett.  I’m talking some pretty sharp-looking pinstripe slacks cut & tastefull ragged right at the knee.  And in a snip of the scissors, Shlakis are born.  (Apologies for the bad pic, I’m trying to remain discreet).

Cut off Pin-Stripe Slacks on Grand & Milwaukee — Shlacks?

The Corner of Grand, Halsted & Milwaukee Ave in Chicago.

I have to admit, Boston-based OAK Handmade Clothing and Gifts has some really cool-looking, crafty, cute stuff.  But I have to call to attention their Dingey Shorts ($65):

There is SO much going on here, I’m not even sure where to start.  What to call these things.  They are Jorts, the are over-the-waist mom jeans, they are nautical themed, they are worn by a woman who looks partially amphibious herself.  Jorts, Mom Jeans, Sailors… I don’t know what to call these.  I’m open to suggestion.  RIght now I’ll leave it open to discussion. 

These jorts prove one thing — if you are attractive, you can make anything look good.  In fact, that is a Vice Magazine Fashion tip I believe.

 

           

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