Shorts are shortened versions of long pants. Rather
then cover the entire leg, they only cover the plevic area, waist, and upper
part of the legs. In other words, shorts are a garment
worn by both men and women over their pelvic area, circling the waist and
splitting to cover the upper part of the legs, sometimes extending down to the
knees but not covering the entire length of the
leg. Jean shorts are short pants made typically of denim
Jeans are trousers, a type of garment, typically made
from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term "jeans" refers to a particular
style of pants, called "blue jeans," which were invented by Jacob W. Davis in
partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. in 1871 and patented by Jacob W. Davis
and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873.
Denim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced textile in which the weft
passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces a diagonal
ribbing that distinguishes it from cotton duck. The most common denim is indigo
denim, in which the warp thread is dyed, while the weft thread is left white. As
a result of the warp-faced twill weaving, one side of the textile is dominated
by the blue warp threads and the other side is dominated by the white weft
threads. This causes blue jeans to be white on the inside. The
indigo dyeing process, in which the core of the warp threads remains white,
creates denim's signature fading characteristics.
Also called "cutoffs." A generic term for trousers where the
legs have been cut off mid-way. The concept has been around since the 1930s when
shorts began to be acceptable wear outside the sports field. During the
1960s and 1970s the concept of deliberately cutting off the legs of
jeans, allowing the raw edge to fray, along with other means of
customising them, took hold as part of Western youth culture. Whilst
cut-offs can be home-made from existing jeans, ready-made cut-offs are also
commercially retailed. Extremely short denim cut-offs are known as "Daisy
Dukes". The Daisy Dukes are an extremely short version of denim
cut-offs, popularly known as Daisy Dukes, in reference to Catherine Bach's
character of that name from the American television show The Dukes of Hazzard. They are a form of hot pants or short shorts.
They are called "shorts" because they are a shortened version of trousers, which
cover the entire leg. Shorts are typically worn in warm weather or in an
environment where comfort and air flow are more important than the protection of
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