Sporty Jorty

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If you’re in LA right now…you’re probably sweating. I know it might seem like I’m gloating but…well, maybe I am a little bit. 90 degrees in March?! Face it, Al Gore was right.

Anyways, as much as I’d prefer to ease into summer with a nice month or two of spring, it doesn’t look like I’ll be extended that courtesy this year. My lady and I took Luca (the sexiest dog in the world) to an Alaskan Kleekai meet-up yesterday afternoon. It’s basically a group of people who all own dogs similarly sexy to Luca and get together to let them run around and have a play date. It’s pretty hilarious but also feels weirdly similar to what I imagine being an upper east side parent in the 50’s would’ve been like when all the kids in the park were essentially carbon copies of one another.

Anyway, I digress. It’s hot, so rather than fighting with the weather and attempting to wear what I’d prefer to be wearing in March (sweater and jeans), I went for it in the tank and jorts.

Jorts, if anyone is somehow unfamiliar, are the abbreviated title for jean shorts. Typically having been cut from the cloth that once was an entire pant, jorts have made a huge comeback in the last couple of years. I’m a big fan because it allows me to keep my old jeans that I’ve worn holes into and simply cut them into shorts. I have all different styles of jort, skinny, straight leg, bootcut, they all offer a different fit. They’re totally acceptable now, guys. Don’t be shy, I know you’ve been curious about giving them a shot since last summer.

Yesterday I wore my skinny jorts. They’ve been cut from my very first pair of Levi’s 510 skinny jeans that were actually titled “super skinny” and therefore terribly uncomfortable as pants. I love these shorts because they’re flexible and can be worn to the beach or as part of something that I’m wanting to be on the dressier side of casual. I love the way denim frays, too…the more frayed, they more they’ve been worn.

I also love these classic yellow and blue Saucony Jazz sneakers that I scored on set a few months back. They’re crazy comfortable and add a fun pop of color to any outfit. I highly recommend checking out this brand if you didn’t jump on the bandwagon back in the late 90’s/early 00’s.

Combined with this fun tank from Urban Outfitters, my bright orange Timex strap, and some Hugo Boss aviator shades…it’s like I’ve been waiting for summer!

What are you excited to wear this spring/summer?


Shop the look: Levis 510 Jorts, Urban Outfitters Tank Top (similar), Saucony Jazz Sneakers (similar), Hugo Boss Orange Aviator Sunglasses (similar), Timex Weekender Watch, Urban Outfitters Eagle Claw Necklace

About the author

I'm Parker York Smith, a curious dude still very much figuring everything out. I hail from the Midwest but have been dwelling in Los Angeles for the last few years being a pretty stereotypical west coast transplant. I'm a fashion geek, I love to walk (a LOT) and I do my best to find the bright side. I'm extremely excited about this blog and hope that (with some hard work and luck) it turns into what I believe it can. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please get in touch with me via my social networks (which can be found in the sidebar) or email me at


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