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These are OK shorts. I like the cut and fit of them a lot, but needed to size up to a 36 waist for them to fit me (in most other shorts I'm a 34). A standard 2" belt will fit in the loops no problem. They're made of a non-breathable polyester material, so get pretty hot and sweaty if you're wearing them in warm weather, and the material starts to pill faster than any shorts I've ever had before - they were pilling after the first wash. They seem to be a thick material so hopefully they'll last a while.
Not sure how they come up with sizing. All my pants waist sizes are 34-36 but 36 in these are way too small. Measured my waist with a tape and got 44”. Ordered 44 and now so loose I can pull them right off. Going to try a 42 not sure what to think. The quality seems good but sizing not right at all
I have bought two pairs of these shorts. I bought the Khaki colored and I really liked them. Thick strong material and fits very well. I like them so much that I bought a I like them so much that I ordered a black pair just a couple of days later. These shorts are also very well made but a thinner material and a different style. The Khaki pair has that little metal slide that you hook wow the black pair has a button. The Khaki pair has really nice thick belt loops while the black pair has small thin ones that I pretty much can I expect to break sometime soon. I like both pairs but I'm a little upset that they are completely different styles. Nothing in the description says that different colors are made in different styles
I know that fit, pockets and whatever else is subjective so it's hard to "review" clothing outside of whether or not it falls apart or lasts. So, my "review" is entirely based on what I would have liked to know before buying these shorts. The inseam is long, I knew this, but I didn't know how low the bottom of the seat sits, THEN the inseam. I've got short legs, which doesn't help the issue but these are 9inches past my knees. The secondly, the belt loops are incredibly tight for a larger belt like mine. It's 1.5in wide and a bit thick. I had to feed my belt through with the shorts off and with great effort. So, I hope you don't plan to use a large belt. The worst of the issues, the pockets suck. A lot. They are nice and wide at the top, but tapper very quickly as you go into the pocket. Granted, I have a Razer Phone 2, but it barely fits my phone, let alone my hand and phone in order to retrieve my phone from my pocket. I'm not sure how these are "work" shorts if the pockets are small, you basically can't use a heavy duty belt and the sizing is off. They are also very tight in the hip section. I always buy pants 2 sizes larger because I have big thighs and I also conceal carry. Normally 2 sizes bigger are massive on me in the waist and big in the hips and thighs, these are far from that, these fit like a snug correct size would in the hips, 1 size up in the waist but fine in the thighs.
Several things might make these "less desirable" for folks: loose fit is an understatement. Huge is a better description. Stiff even after numerous washings. (Like wearing corrugated steel) Metal slide hook instead of a button or a snap. (didn't even know slide hooks were still made! Where they left over from the 70's?) They almost look like capris not shorts! My wife laughed and called them "man-pris"
these seem to be okay. We'll see how long they last. Might buy more. However it says "loose fit" and that couldn't be further from the truth. I wear a 30" but got a 32" just in case, and it fits very snug. The only part loose is the crotch area. I suppose that's a good thing, if it prevents them from ripping. If they can survive a kitchen for more than a few months I may increase the # of stars on this review. Just be warned you most definitely need a size up to fit the waist properly. 2 sizes if you're looking for a loose waist fit. ***Update*** they hold up great however I ordered a couple more pairs, same size, and they are a little too big. Seems to be a lack of quality control or somebody has been stiching the wrong size label on them. Still decent but ugh. Oh and the belt loops are too small, I struggle to get my belt through them.