TopShop may be a UK import, but their designers have a firm grasp on the American aesthetic. We love NASCAR and baseball. We watch the idle rich on TV but pride ourselves on frugality. We like red meat on our table and the American flag on our clothes.
These are TopShop’s American Flag Print Hotpants. Yes, hotpants. Don’t let the seemingly endless inseam fool you – these denim shorts fall only an inch shy of being classified as Bracas Bootyshorticus.
Of course, when you think of hotpants, you probably think of the traditional tight, figure-conscious styles of Daisy Duke and the bad guy from Wild Zero. What you probably don’t think of is a raging case of average ass.
Yes, TopShop has created the patriotic hotpant equivalent of Mom Jeans. I imagine we will be seeing these on Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann at a Tea Party summer barbecue.
Bad news for those of you who can’t wait to wear their patriotism on three inches of their legs and then ten inches of torso: these shorts have sold out since I started writing this post ages ago, so you’ll just have to make your own. Just remember: it’s okay to cut up the flag and sew it onto Mom jeans, if you’re doing it for fashion.
TopShop Moto Flag Print Hotpants – $70 (out of stock because I forgot I wrote this post months ago)