My Custom Made Shorts
July 3, 2009 § 3 Comments
When I commissioned a pair of brown tweed long shorts yesterday, my expectations were unrealistic. I thought that since I was fitted, that the shorts were going to be magical and fit perfectly while flattering my figure. I seriously thought that they would transform my lower body into (insert ridiculously gorgeous model’s name here). I’ve never had anything fitted alright! After I tried on the shorts I was disappointed but quickly chided myself for my unrealistic expectations for the following reasons:
- How flattering can a pair of baggy, brown, boy shorts be? Not very.
- They made it in one day. Rushed items are rarely high quality.
- I only paid 100 yuan (~$16). You get what you paid for.
After I reset my expectations, I grew to appreciate the shorts. Even though they are not much to look at, they are comfortable and don’t slide down like my black ones. I also like that this particular article of clothing has a story. I am slowly accumulating a collection that spans several continents. Technically most of my clothes probably came from China anyway but I’m only considering place of purchase. Hehe.