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Please may we have waist sizes in inches?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 July 2022
In total, we ordered four pairs of shorts in an attempt to locate one that would fit my 38" waist.
Why, oh why, are sizes given in M, X, XL, XXL which depend on culture: Asian sizes are always small; American sizes are always capacious, British sizes vary.
We measured what we had and discovered that: M = 32", L= 37", XL = 41" and XXL = 44". (Perhaps these are meant to be 32, 36, 40, 44?)
I kept the L=37" and returned all the others for refunds. What a pain!
Quality is good, fit allows for good circulation around the legs in hot weather. These are almost as good as Talos shorts which I used to buy in America from Walmart at good prices, but cannot buy in the UK. Talos used to sell in the UK but there were two varieties of which the Banglasdesh ones (I seem to remember) decomposed on first washing.
The inseam measurement of 5" is ideal for short shorts and these Goodthreads shorts are the only 5"shorts available in the UK as far as I know. Everyone else wants shorts down to their ankles: madness in hot weather. I shall live in these all year round especially when doing jobs around house or garden.
If I have a criticism (apart from high cost), it is that the shorts will not stay up using elastic waistband alone, but require the use of a drawstring. This makes them less comfortable for gentlemen of increasing girth.
The length of this review underlines my desperate search for the last 20 years for sensible and strong short shorts rather than the fashion-driven garbage normally available in the UK.