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Old 09-01-14, 10:22 AM
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Affordable Low Rise Mens Tights and Shorts?

I am a tall but short-waisted fellow who rides a road bike in the drops. The bend at the hips exacerbates, well, plumber's butt, for want of a better term; yet it decreases mid-crotch seam to waist distance (even if proper shorts do not have a seam in the area, consider the tailoring specs as if they did). Some shorts and tights, like the Canaris I have are so high waisted that they seem to end up under my ribs like grandpa pants and are quite uncomfortable to me. They do provide good crack coverage, though.

On the other hand, I have some Korean mystery brand shorts that are super comfortable, cool, were dirt cheap but tend to allow separation between the back bottom hem of a jersey and the back top hem of the shorts. While this is no uncomfortable for me, I would hazard a guess that it is not comfortable for those behind me.

There are plenty of jerseys that have high front seams and low back for this reason. Can someone point me to a brand or product line of shorts and/or tights that have a similar low front rise (say 4" below the navel) but sufficient fabric and elasticity in the top back area to provide coverage in tuck? Note that I really do not care if they are marketed for men or unisex, for biking or tri or even chamois-less.

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Old 09-01-14, 11:39 AM
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buy Green Pepper patterns & Sew your own . The Green Pepper, Inc.
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Eastbay's Evapor compression shorts 2.0 (8" tights) are very high-waisted, without giving me a wedgie. And, they're on sale at $16.99/pair! They're also available in 6"... both leg-lengths in lots of colors (if that's your thing). I wear them, and recommend them without reservation.
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Originally Posted by JBHoren View Post
... available in ... in lots of colors (if that's your thing).
If it is below the waist and I'm on my bike, it is probably black -- just like the chain lube + road grime combo that I inevitable get on my calves and hands; hands which inevitable get wiped on my legs or backside. Hi-vis and fun colors are reserved for shirts and jackets.

Thanks for the recommendation, I appreciate it.
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Old 09-02-14, 09:06 PM
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buy Green Pepper patterns & Sew your own . The Green Pepper, Inc.
Just another reason that I really should get a machine. I'll check them out.
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You might want to check out some bibs.

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Old 09-03-14, 07:03 AM
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+1 for bibs.
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bibs FTW- I don't even own any regular shorts anymore. No waistband to worry about, and never any gaps under jersey hems.
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Bibs. You'll never, ever look back.
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Originally Posted by mrFreel View Post
You might want to check out some bibs. Mike
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+1 for bibs.
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Bibs. You'll never, ever look back.
Indeed I might... Been looking at them online. Since I have a snowball's chance in Death Valley of finding some to try on in a store, y'all have any recommendations about sizing. Do you buy primarily to accomodate your height or your hip/waist size?
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