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Conventional shorts retain appeal


Designs that have commanded brisk sales in the past still account for the majority of output and exports.




  • Prevalent designs: The men’s selection consists largely of Bermuda and cargo shorts, while hot pants dominate releases for women. Products may have a natural, low or high waist, and cuffed or turnover hems. A few come with a synthetic leather or canvas belt.
  • Vibrant hues: While black, white, gray, beige, dark blue and army green continue to be mainstream, suppliers are also offering models in lively colors such as yellow, orange, red and pink.
  • Trendy motifs: Variants for men usually have plaid, striped, camouflage and geometric patterns. Floral, star and polka-dot prints are popular in women’s pairs.
  • Embellishments: To make models more attractive, lace, fringe or ruffles can be placed along the pocket or leg openings. Sequins, metallic rivets and eyelets are common trimmings as well.
  • Price forecast: Many businesses will be raising quotes by up to 10 percent in the next six months to cover higher manufacturing outlay.

Men's shorts


 Men's shorts

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China Riversuny Waterproof Garments & Bag Mfg Ltd
Model: FS1105
Description: Men’s shorts; 100% polyester; nature-themed print

 Women's shorts

Dyontex Ltd
Model: DY-Shorts1
Description: Women’s shorts; 95:5 polyester-spandex; allover sequin trimming; sizes XS to XXL

 Men's shorts

Poptex Mfg Co. Ltd
Model: CTB-02
Description: Men’s shorts; 100% cotton; custom sizes, colors, patterns; polybag packaging

 Men's shorts

Richforth Garments Co.
Model: RGWW024-MS003
Description: Men’s shorts; 100% cotton; in various sizes, colors; custom printed or embroidered logo

 Men's shorts

Sinoway Industrial Co. Ltd
Model: M12C002
Description: Men’s cargo shorts; 100% cotton; 100s/2x60s, 169x87; sizes XS to XXL; custom colors

 Men's shorts

Zhejiang Newasia Industrial Co. Ltd
Model: 32-0100-SH
Description: Men’s shorts; 100% cotton; sizes XS to XXL; custom colors; polybag packaging

Note: This article "Conventional shorts retain appeal" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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