As you may have noticed, Short shorts are a major topic of debate around Brandish. In fact, having failed to get my local MP to ask this at the House of Commons, I went to this week’s recording of Question Time. In between questions about the budget, I got up and yelled ‘but what about short shorts? Yay or Nay?’ I’ve got a funny feeling they won’t be airing that segment. It’s a shame really.
The whole short shorts debate has seen everything from Wham accusations to sly attacks on the colour purple (the actual colour, not the Oscar winning film). Reader Mark indirectly brought up the issue of people who are, shall we say, slightly larger than life wearing short shorts. That issue has been solved by the makers of skinny jeans – just don’t make them past a waist size of 36.
Will stated that short shorts need an early adopter and I agree. But who would have the gall to do it? The music world is just as conformist as any other world and It would take a man with massive balls (not literally obvs, then he’d just be a flasher) to be the first person seen wearing these around town. Apart from Grizzly Bear, who do you think could pull this off?