It’s the warm season, which means that it’s also time to bring out the shorts. If all goes well this season, you’ll enjoy shorts at weekend barbecues, restaurant outings, exercising outdoors, or simply lounging around the house. In other words, you’re going to need a lot of performance from your shorts. But what does “performance” mean when it comes to clothes, and how can you make sure you get it? Here are a few things to consider.
Performance Means Durability
The key with durability is looking for high-quality fabric. For example, if a pair of shorts is made from 100% cotton, then you know everything you need to know about the fabric. You’ll know how to wash it, how to treat it, and how to store it—simply by looking up the best ways to handle cotton.A high-performance pair of shorts is one that can endure with you through the rigors that come with the season. The problem is figuring out which shorts can offer you that kind of durability.
Durability is about more than fabric purity, however. Take our High Performance Shorts, for example. These shorts use a unique blend of polyester and spandex—a ratio of 92/8—to offer athletic performance and durability. Polyester is another strong fabric for longevity, and it holds up well in the wash. The 8% spandex provides some help in another area of high performance: flexibility.
Performance Means Flexibility
Our Windjammer High Performance Shorts are a great example of what a high-performing pair of shorts can be. These shorts are designed for athleticism, which means they have some stretch and flexibility that works well with activities like running, tennis, and hiking.
Performance isn’t just about how long shorts last, but how they make you feel as you wear them during athletic activity—or even every day life. That doesn’t mean that you always have to seek out exclusively “high-performance” shorts, however. While our High Performance Shorts are ideal for athletic activities and sports, you can also seek more performance from your every day shorts to give you a combination of comfort and style.
Performance Means Wearability
What is “wear-ability”? It means that a pair of shorts should be comfortable enough that you feel encouraged to wear them again and again. That also means that a “wearable” pair of shorts should have the versatile style necessary to look appropriate in a large range of situations—otherwise you won’t feel comfortable wearing them. That’s why we encourage you to check out our other shorts here at Vintage, including:
While the High Performance Shorts will give you the most bang for your buck when it comes to athletics, these other shorts can also offer flexibility and durability on a daily basis—along with the dressy style you associate with quality every day shorts.
Browse through all the shorts here at Vintage to find a high-performance pair you can rely on, day in and day out.