Strange Shorts: Thakoon paper bag shorts

We tend to hate anything the words “paper bag” can be attached to. Except actual paper bags, obviously. They’re free to call themselves that, with our blessing.

These shorts don’t even LOOK like “paper bags” to us, though. No, these have a different problem altogether, because when we look at them we don’t see “cute shorts”: we see “OMG, I had a total bathroom emergency, ruined what I was wearing and was forced to quickly fashion myself a new pair of pants out of toilet tissue.”

And once we’ve seen it, it can’t be unseen.

These are by Thakoon and are $425 at Shopbop. Click here to buy them.


  • April 14, 2011


    At least they’re made of cotton…

    In this style they do remind me of diapers – or these granny-style underpants women used to wear centuries ago. But I do like the waisband, maybe this could look good with a ‘normal’ leg attached to it.

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  • April 14, 2011


    The price is completely unjustified. They look like shorts that can only be worn to bed.

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  • April 14, 2011


    Those shorts really are awful.
    But, on a positive note, I love the shoes.

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  • April 16, 2011


    They remind me of the dress Ariel makes for herself out of an old ship sail in the little mermaid…

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  • April 19, 2011

    Rock Hyrax

    Ah, they’re conforming to the peep-toe rule! 🙂

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  • April 24, 2011


    What could you possibly wear with those shorts? i actually like the direction they were going in, but seriously? I also love the shoes!

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