Only a men’s clothing company could get away with naming its line ‘Chubbies.‘ Can you imagine women going gaga over brands like J. Chub, ChubbyGirl Margaritas or Christian Chuboutins? Probably Not. So what are Chubbies? They are a new brand of men’s short shorts based out of San Francisco known for their vibrant colors, elastic waistband and a huge following thanks to their genius marketing.
The Chubbies phenomenon is growing and they’re selling out of the thigh baring shorts faster than you can say “Whoa, that’s a lotta leg.”While the style may be a bit too frat-boyish/80′s country club chic for you; these shorts are super comfortable and an instant statement-maker. Plus, this post is the perfect opportunity to explore unisex styles as I aimed to feminize a mens collared shirt & Chubbies shorts with pops of pink & girly accessories…
Can All Guys Wear Chubbies Shorts? ~ Pretty Much, but not all will. My brother Drew, who’s essentially Scott Disick Jr. in terms of style is a perfect preppy candidate for Chubbies. I’ve mentioned in the past I know plenty of guys who are a little insecure about their thighs and may shy away from Chubbies. If you fall into that category, Don’t be, women love guys’ legs! I guarantee you’ll get more smiles, giggles & FB friend requests after a day out in Chubbies compared to a pair of dark wash Sevens. However, they might look a little awkward on any guy with really long legs. I can’t picture Lebron sporting these.
Style tip ~ Wear Chubbies with solid or bright collared shirts, polos, or V-Necks. Then pair them with neutral loafers (like this Mezlan pair) or boat shoes, no socks needed. If you’re worried your thighs have a major farmer tan from afternoons spent in cargo or boardshorts, I have a “Men’s Self-Tanning Special Video“ coming soon.
Shorts ~c/o Chubbies, Crossbody bag~ Tyler Rodan, Shirt ~ Abercrombie & Fitch, shoes ~Sperry Topsider, Neon prayer bracelets c/o 33Knots , Book ~ Cupcakes & Cashmere, Nails ~ OPI “If You Moust, You Moust”
Women Wearing Mens Shorts ~ A Do or a Don’t? ~ Women have been wearing men’s Levi’s cut-offs for decades, but what about other styles? Cargos are out of the question. Chubbies are perfect because while they’re menswear, but they’re still short enough for women to style confidently without giving off that “walk of shame” vibe. They were featured on the Today Show recently showing how women can wear men’s styles this summer…
Have you seen Chubbies Shorts in your city this summer and what is your favorite menswear item if you have one?