If you’ve been looking for a shorts that will help you look actually put-together but also have no shortage of give in the waist, this pair from Madewell — which were apparently inspired by classic utility pants — should do the trick. They have a button in the front and elastic in the back, meaning in essence they’re wear-all-day comfortable and will make you look a bit more dressed than you might in a pair of Soffees or Patagonia Baggies. The shorts come in neutrals like khaki and olive green (they call it “kale”), but we’re partial to this piquant, chili-colored pair — which happen to be part of Madewell’s sale on sale, bringing the price down to less than $30 when you use the code SALETIME at checkout.
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