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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.

 

           

Shorts + Khakis = Shakis

Def: Khaki pants cut off above the knee.  Traditionally done at home with crude cutting tools, but increasingly common in prefabricated form.  See also: Jorts, Shants, and Shorduroys.