Meet Mr. Social.
He's a grumpy old man, witty, a "dirty-tree-hugging-hippie" (his words, not mine), a lover of all things beer, "dashing and devilishly handsome" (also his words), and an all around nice guy. He's also pretty set in his ways when it comes to how he dresses.
Now, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the way Mr. Social dresses. He dresses for comfort, as well as ease of wear and care. And he wears green. A lot. I'd hazard a guess that about 80% of his clothing is green.
When I met Mr. Social, he had these crazy shorts that seemed to be his favourite (he wore them quite a bit in the nice weather months), that I had a lot of objections to. They were awkwardly short (they hit about 2" above his knee, so that when he sat down they turned into short-shorts), and GASP, had front pleats. Basically, they were old man shorts. (I may call him an old man all the time, but he's far from it)
Of course, all good things must come to an end. Those shorts have become "in the house only" shorts due to a cooking incident one night that involved the spilling of oil and permanent staining. Sad face.
Now that warm weather is upon us, it's time to whip up a few pairs of replacement shorts for him. I've already started work on the first pair, and will post about them as soon as they're finished and photographed.