If you’re a workout enthusiast, you know that having the right athletic shorts makes all the difference. It’s important to find a pair that is comfortable, breathable and will look good with your favorite t-shirt or tank. Many people think that athletic shorts have to be large, but you don’t have to sacrifice style in order to get a great pair of gym shorts. Luckily, any tailor can alter a pair of shorts to your specifications.
Athleisure is a popular fashion trend that has swept the country, but many people don’t know that tailoring can make a big difference in the fit and appearance of a pair of athleisure shorts. Here’s a quick guide on can athletic shorts be tailored and what adjustments you can expect to pay for when having your pair of athleisure shorts altered.
The shorts you wear while working out or exercising should be made of a fabric that is both comfortable and moisture-wicking. It should also have anti-odor properties to help fight the microorganisms that cause body odor. Some athleisure clothing also includes features that prevent chafing, like an elastic waistband or 4-way stretch. If you’re looking for a pair of high performance shorts that won’t give you chafing, check out Title Nine’s Weekender Elastic Short. This pair of athletic shorts is designed for maximum comfort with the signature Ballpark Pouch liner that keeps your stuff in place and provides support.
There are a variety of different fabrics that can be used to make athleisure shorts, but some of the most common are polyester and spandex. Both of these synthetic fabrics are incredibly stretchy and have great performance capabilities, but they can cause skin irritation in some people. It’s a good idea to choose natural materials, like cotton and bamboo, instead of polyester and spandex when possible. These fabrics are more sustainable, and they’re less likely to cause irritation. Additionally, many of these natural fabrics have built-in anti-odor properties, so they don’t require any chemical treatment to keep you smelling fresh.
Another adjustment you can make to your shorts is to have them tapered. Tapering is a process where you narrow the leg opening of your shorts, which is a fairly complex adjustment for a pair of shorts because they are so small. For this reason, you’re going to pay a little more for having your shorts tapered compared to other alterations.
You can also have your pair of athleisure shorts customized by having the waist taken in or having the back pockets replaced with elastic. The cost of these alterations is a little bit more expensive than other alterations, but it’s still not sky-high. Taking in your waistband is one of the most inexpensive alterations you can make to your shorts, while replacing the button requires more work and will cost you a little bit more money. However, you will save a lot of money in the long run by having your shorts altered to suit your needs.
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