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Carpenter Shorts
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Carpenter Shorts
Carpenter Shorts
Carpenter Shorts
Product Details
Like the perfect pair of cutoff carpenter pants, these rolled-hem shorts have all sorts of authentic details (front patches, a hammer loop, the works). Specially garment-dyed for that worn-in look we love.  
  • True to size.
  • Sit at hips.
  • 6" inseam.
  • Cotton/linen.
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
  • Madewell.com only.
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Carpenter Shorts

Carpenter Shorts is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JOB WELL DONE These are what I've been waiting for. They are a tom boy short that fit very flattering. I love these.
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love the style, not the fit The carpenter details and worn finish make these shorts stand out from generic mass-retailer offerings. Unfortunately they fit significantly larger than suggested in the product photo or description; the front rise is a full 10", and the waist on my usual size 25 is 30". That's fine for a boyfriend fit, but if you want a more tailored look, consider sizing down.
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice casual shorts, but run very large My normal size is 27, but I ordered size 26 because of the reviews - but it is still too big! I like the style and material, but I can't either wear it or return it since it was the final sale.
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why can't Madewell have consistent sizing? When I tried my first pair of Madewell jeans, I had to keep sending them back over and over to try to get a pair that fit. Finally I settled on some 27s -- even though I wear a 26 in every other brand I wear -- and thought, okay, great, now I know my size. I could see from the pic that these shorts were cut generously, so I took the smart step of ordering a size down. The 26s were so huge that in order to keep them from falling off me (literally -- they fell over my hips to the floor!), I would have had to size down not to a 25 but to a 24. I get that different styles might fit a little differently, but as I said, in every other brand, I just wear a size and that's that. (Maybe if you wanted to tweak the fit a little you'd size up or down -- but you know what size is your base size.) These shorts are a huge turn-off to me, to the brand as a whole. If you love them and want them, order three sizes down from your regular Madwell size. That's my advice. :/
Date published: 2015-08-17
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