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We want to make high quality Towel Shorts. (men's shorts made out of terry cloth)
We want to make high quality Towel Shorts. (men's shorts made out of terry cloth)
273 backers pledged $15,777 to help bring this project to life.

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The original Towel Shorts were crafted with comfort, function, and fashion in mind. Made of terry cloth material, Towel Shorts challenge the apparel options available to men. Designed to support you wherever you are, Towel Shorts are sturdy yet relaxed, making them perfect for any occasion - whether you are hitting the beach, hopping out of the shower, enjoying beers with friends, or relaxing around the house. Towel Shorts support you where jeans, cargo shorts, and sweatpants fail - and are the only all activity apparel option for men.

Our Mission:  

 - To provide high quality shorts 

 - To change the way you relax 

 - To redesign and re-think the boundaries of men’s clothing

 - To support your adventures wherever you and your Towel Shorts go!

Derek wearing one of the first pairs of Towel Shorts
Derek wearing one of the first pairs of Towel Shorts

Towel Shorts are currently available in Men’s Medium, Large and Extra-Large. Towel Shorts are intended to have a loose fit but please check the sizing chart below to find the right Towel Short pair for you. 

Sizing:

sizing chart
sizing chart

I am 5'11 with a 32 inch waist and a large fits me perfectly. Keep in mind the waist has an elastic band and a draw string so the normal waist measurements do not apply for these shorts. Towel Shorts have a similar fit to basketball shorts.

Color

The Towel Shorts that are available are in smoke grey with maroon accents on the drawstring, waistband and pockets. 

History of Towel Shorts: 

Derek and I had been kicking around the idea of Towel Shorts for quite some time before we decided to pursue the idea. We thought someone out there had crafted them before, but after searching around we were unable to find anything that matched what we envisioned and expected for Towel Shorts. That’s when we realized we had to take matters into our own hands. Derek went to his grandma and learned how to sew, (thanks Grandma Sue). Tired of the limitations of sweatpants, he cut up one of his favorite pairs to make the original pattern for Towel Shorts. After lots of experimentation and iteration, Derek finally perfected the process of making Towel Shorts. After I put on my first pair I knew we had something special. Fast forward past a craigslist ad and a $450 industrial sewing machine, Derek and I were suddenly busy making custom Towel Shorts every day. We were literally spending all of our free time making Towel Shorts for friends and family. The demand was huge and we were receiving a ton of positive feedback. Everyone loved Towel Shorts but we quickly realized production couldn’t keep up with demand and that we needed to outsource. 

Andrew inspecting his first pair of Towel Shorts
Andrew inspecting his first pair of Towel Shorts

We weighed our options and ended up choosing to get the shorts made over seas. After intensive research we settled upon a manufacturer in Xiamen, China, that not only specializes in speciality apparel, but also aligned with our commitment to fair working conditions. Since partnering, we have spent the last 6 months fine tuning the fit, fabric, and color scheme of the Towel Shorts. With the funding from this Kickstarter campaign we will place a large order of Towel Shorts, that will be delivered to you and your friends by November, well before the holidays. 

We want you to love your Towel Shorts
We want you to love your Towel Shorts

Without the support of friends, family and Towel Shorts lovers everywhere this would never have happened.

Thank you to Ross Kulczyk for all his help on this campaign and doing an awesome job editing our video.

Thank you to Billy Mitchell for designing our logo.

Thank you to Andrew Langdon for providing an original song for our video.

Thank you to Hannah Rapp for her invaluable help putting this kickstarter together. 

And thank you to everybody else who has helped us along the way.

Just relax in your Towel Shorts
Just relax in your Towel Shorts

Risks and challenges

I am working with an overseas manufacturer so it’s possible there will be unforeseen delays. They have given me their best estimate for when we will receive the shipment and I have scheduled the order and kickstarter accordingly. I have already sorted out most of the details and received several demo pairs from their factory so I am confident they can deliver. The last major hurdle is placing the order so that the shorts can be manufactured and shipped on time.

Again, there may be unforeseen delays but I will not rest until everybody who orders a pair is wearing them! We sincerely want everybody wearing a pair of Towel Shorts.

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    One pair of smoke grey Towel Shorts. Choose between Men’s Medium, Large and Extra large.

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    One pair of smoke grey Towel Shorts.

    One Official Towel Shorts T-shirt.

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    One pair of smoke grey Towel Shorts.

    One Official Towel Shorts T-shirt.

    One Official Towel Shorts Towel.

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    GOLD SUPPORTER

    One pair of smoke grey Towel Shorts.

    One Official Towel Shorts T-shirt.

    One Official Towel Shorts Towel.

    Official certification as a original Towel Shorts Donor. (A signed and framed certificate )

    And a ridiculous amount of karma. We really appreciate your support.

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    PLATINUM SUPPORTER

    One personalized pair of towel shorts hand made by us with the towel of your choice.

    One Official Towel Shorts T-shirt.

    One Official Towel Shorts Towel.

    Official certification as a original Towel Shorts Donor.

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