Half-Pant Shorts: Yay or Nay?

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Bernhard Willhelm makes bottoms that are a pants-shorts fusion and cost $340. In theory, this would be the ideal garment for the transitional weather, when it's too hot for pants but too cold for shorts. Are these like a black-and-white cookie, great but only every once in a while, or just stupid? [HuffPo]