You've probably heard enough about Team ITG's relatively recent fondness for Somme Institute and J. Colby Smith, but it's rare that a particular enthusiasm lasts for over two years—for an inanimate object nonetheless! And, well, it seems that our favorite Ksubi denim cutoffs (making a whopping four appearances on the site over the years) are going extinct. Net-A-Porter's last pair of black 31's are still roaming the retail wilderness as of the time of this posting, but an ominous "This item has sold out and is not expected to become available again" note appears on the faded blue version. Should've seen this coming...even brand-new the little guys seemed worn out and tattered to their last leg of existence. It seems the time has come to welcome a new set of shorts into our lives, and thus we must shop:
1. Levi's 501 High Waist Cutoff Denim Shorts: High, cinched waist and elongated legs? Please and thank you.
2. J.Crew Mixed Matelassé Short: So, you’re in the market for hot pants? Jenna’s got you minimally covered.
3. Vanessa Bruno Lagoon Floral-Print Skorts: The much under-appreciated mullet of the clothing world, it’s time we all give skorts their proper due.
4. Thierry Colson Macha Stripe Cotton Shorts: Think of these as the much more sophisticated, perfectly-acceptable-to-be-warn-in-public take on boxers. Comfortable and chic? Done.