“Shorts are a garment worn by both men and women over their pelvic area, covering the upper part of the legs,” begins a Wikipedia write-up. “They are called ‘shorts‘ because they are a shortened version of trousers, which cover the entire leg.”
Yes, we know.
IN FACT, THE JUNE MONTHLY SPECIAL AT CLASSIC CLEANERS
IS $3.00 OFF EACH PAIR OF SHORTS!
Shorts styles have changed over the many years our Classic Cleaners technicians have been taking care of clients’ clothes. Whatever type of shorts you can name – you can bet we’ve cleaned or laundered shorts just like those. (At Classic Cleaners, we check the care label instructions on each garment to see if your shorts belong with your fluff-and-fold laundry order or should be dry cleaned.)
Cargo shorts? You bet our professional dry cleaners in Broad Ripple have handled those!. (Cargo shorts have numerous pockets – don’t forget to search the pockets before turning them over to be dry cleaned or professionally laundered and pressed.)
Bike shorts? Check. (Originally worn by cyclists to reduce thigh chafing, bike shorts have been adopted as street wear for women under tops or under skirts, our dry cleaners in Carmel. see quite a number of these.)
Jeans shorts? Of course. (Made out of denim, jeans shorts may also be called “jorts”. Jeans shorts are popular with both men and women, our Indianapolis dry cleaning technicians report.)
Board shorts? Even those. (Board shorts were originally designed for surf boarders, but men often wear this easy-going combination of shorts and a bathing suit. Our Classic Cleaners pickup route in Cicero often brings in board shorts.)
Zip-offs? Yes. (Zip-off shorts are long pants that zip off at the knee, so the wearer can go from pants to shorts and back as the weather changes.)
Flood pants? My, yes. (These go down as far as the calf, so they’re sometimes called “shants”.)
Skorts? Rarely, but yes. (These shorts have a piece of fabric in front that makes them look like a skirt. The style shows up at our Carmel dry cleaners location every so often.).
From creased khaki shorts to plaid golf shorts and everything in between, the long and the short of it is this:
When it comes to shorts, at Classic Cleaners, we’ve seen ’em all!
by Reb of the Classic Cleaners blog team