where to buy shorts in the dead of winter?

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#1
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DH tried on a bunch of his shorts last night in preparation of our upcoming IOS cruise...and it seems as though he's grown a bit! So where is the best place to get some shorts this time of year?
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He didn't gain weight--the shorts have shrunk just sitting in the drawer!

I don't know where to get shorts this time of winter, unless it's online. I had a hard time finding shorts last summer!!! (At least, shorts I liked!!!!)
Try LL Bean, or something like that....
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I went online and Old Navy had plenty of styles and sizes. Try them soon they come within a week.
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Outdoor stores like Bass Pro Shops and Gander Mtn. have shorts this time of year as do sports places like Academy and Sports Authority. Actually, here in Houston you can pretty much find shorts anywhere at any time!
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Departure port cities that are usually warm all year round are good places to find them as well as on line.
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I have found the best deals online. I really like JCPenny online - they have an outlet tab where I found my dh a lot of nice shorts that he will actually wear (very picky!).

Also, if you have an outlet mall neaby you can usually find a lot of summer fashions there.

I heard "closet humidity" tends to shrink all clothing
That's my story and I'm stickin too it!
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Ditto on JCPenney, I found some on clearance for my husband. I actually got them in the store right before Christmas on an end cap marked Clearance. You could call to see if they still have some left.
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Originally posted by tmusgrave
I heard "closet humidity" tends to shrink all clothing
That's my story and I'm stickin too it!
I have a hard time with the dang closet humidity here in Mississippi, too!

OP, as others have suggested, try JCPenney outlet online, Old Navy online, and I believe I saw some on Kohl's online just before Christmas.
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That is a funny question because we have been on a quest to find smaller shorts for our cruise and can not find them anywhere in New Orleans.... I went to three malls here and not one pair of shorts! Went to Dillards and asked the lady, where are your shorts? She replies we have none, its winter. My response was, well it is 75 degrees outside... We are in the situation!
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Originally posted by graf103
DH tried on a bunch of his shorts last night in preparation of our upcoming IOS cruise...and it seems as though he's grown a bit! So where is the best place to get some shorts this time of year?

You can buy shorts @ Kohl's web site. You can also get swim wear for you.

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/mens...34374752621202
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My husband just bought four pair today off the clearance rack at Kohls. Cost for all four pair totaled $14.08. One pair was a linen blend for $4.00.
My mom also bought several pair for herself today at Kohl's. Going to Hawaii in less than 4 weeks so they will get used soon. Have to love clearance racks.
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The DH and I went to Dillard's this past weekend and bought 14 pairs of shorts between us, $2.99 a pair!!! I bought all Liz Claiborne and he bought the Dillard's brand, Roundtree and York. We were so excited to get such a deal. We are all set for our cruise
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I just went to Target today and all their xmas stuff was on clearance and they were bringing out summer stuff. Bathing suits, shorts, tanks, etc. . . . And I am in Maine where winter lasts through at least mid April.
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I second the idea for Beall's. Good quality, great prices. Don't know when in Jan. you cruise; but you probably still have time.

http://www.beallsflorida.com/r/Mens_...ajor=2&minor=5
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#20
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you can always try ae.com - that's where i get my shorts! (target shorts are always a bit shorter than i like - especially if you're tall!) but heidi will disagree.. she's a "tar-jay" fan!