Alternative Apparel Twill Short

I might be getting a little ahead of myself with these, but at this point, I’d rather stare at a pair of shorts on my computer screen than at the snow outside my window. The Twill Shorts from Georgia’s Alternative Apparel are responsibly crafted in South America from a lightweight, 100% cotton twill. Designed to fit and feel like an old favorite, the shorts are garment dyed and washed for extra softness, and come with pre-ground pocket and hem edges for a subtly worn-in look. In addition to their understated detailing and handsome fit, the shorts are also one of the more affordable spring/summer bottom options out there, so no need to settle on just one of their three easy-like-Sunday-morning colorways (yeah, I don’t know what that means either). Good looks, good fit, and a great price – I’ll take that over February weather any day.

For price and purchase info, visit Alternative Apparel.

  • CTP

    Really? Alternative Apparel on this site? Just because they have a big press release saying lots of positive things… this is called greenwashing. They make their stuff in third world countries because it’s cheap and they can exploit the workers, directly or indirectly.

    Any more of this nonsense and you’ve lost a subscriber.

    • Brad


      I appreciate your passion, but I don’t think Alternative is as bad as you make them out to be. The brand has been around for over 15 years, and has maintained the same core values in regards to worker rights and environmental consciousness throughout.

      Just because a company makes their products overseas, doesn’t automatically mean their claims of social responsibility are ‘greenwashing.’ If that were the case, then brands like Autonomie Project, Ecoconscious, and Millican would also be suspect (and I can assure you that none of them are).

      As far as inexpensive clothes go (I’m talking a Gap / Urban Outfitters price point), Alternative is definitely one of the least evil options.

      Fault them for their cheesy photography, fault them for their unabashed celebrity worship, fault them for the relative cheapness of their clothes, but don’t fault them for being liars.

      Thanks for the comment,