They feel oppressed and it is time to set them free. We’re talking about men’s thighs, people!
In Vixely’s iPad Magazine Debut Issue, “Let’s Get It On,” we feature a not-to-be-missed, exclusive interview with the founders of Chubbies, a new fashion line for men created by three guys from Stanford and based out of San Francisco. Chubbies is breaking the mold of usual men’s apparel by embracing men’s legs above the calf. Tired of the awkwardly long, standard men’s short (Ralph Lauren, take note), they wanted to show men’s legs some respect and release them from their lengthy confines of cotton and canvas.
Chubbies’ shorts come in preppy, seasonal styles and patterns and are supremely comfortable—a perfect storm of function and fashion for men, and a highly enjoyable viewing (and touching?) experience for the ladies. With shorts in yellow gingham and neon orange, and with names like “The Legend” and “The Def Leps,” you can thank Chubbies for solidifying your entire Spring and Summer wardrobe!
The Chubbies brand reflects the same free-spirited ethos of its founders, who Vixely recently had the pleasure of meeting in SF to catch up on their company and learn more about the Chubster way of life.
Check out a few excerpts and pictures from our interview in our iPad Magazine Debut Issue available in iTunes Newsstand where you can shop Chubbies right within the app!
Vixely (V): Describe the Chubbies brand, philosophy and lifestyle.
Tom Montgomerey (TM): We are out to make the most radical shorts company in the universe and we base every decision we make around that ultimate goal. We are seeking to take men around the world out of the “Capri Ages” of shortswear and get us back to the shorts bodaciousness of the 70s and 80s. Dudes have no reason to hide their legs behind layers and layers of fabric at the expense of functionality and style. The Chubbies lifestyle follows this pursuit. We are all about having an awesome time and not taking life too seriously. This means that we have plenty of BBQs, drink the occasional brewski, play sports, and dig hanging out in the sun and being outdoors. And we friggin hate pants. Only appropriate when it’s arctic cold outside and when your boss forces you to wear them – and even when it, in fact, IS arctic cold outside, many have reported unique warming qualities from their Chubbies that have eliminated the necessity for pants.
TM: Yowza. Women honestly couldn’t have responded better to the pending shorts revolution. We legitimately get harassed when we’re just walking down the street by thigh-craving women. When you’re wearing these rad shorts, you will get approached by women constantly. Fact. I’ve gotten over 50 unsolicited butt-grabs from as many gals in just the last week. Objectification never felt so good.
V: Can women be part of Chubster Nation? Do we want to be?
TM: Abso-friggin-lutely, to both questions. While we don’t sell women’s shorts, we DO love hanging out with womenfolk and our men’s shorts look mighty fine on a nice pair of lady’s gams. Kinda like the gal wearing the guys button-up shirt. Beyond that, however, being a part of The Chubster Nation is totally about lifestyle. And we think that there’s a lot to offer the ladies in that regard.
See below for pictures from Vixely & Chubbies Playdate in SF and view the full album on Vixely’s Facebook page!
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