New Mens Fashion: Shorts From Vintage Crochet

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Has Anyone Actually Seen Someone Wearing These?

See the new fashion trend that is sweeping the UK and surrounding areas.  These men’s garments are created from afghans and blankets that your grandmother and great-grandmother crocheted way back when.  Schuyler Ellers talks to Bored Panda about the trend and how it was discovered.  Not sure if it has hit the United States yet but you might drag out all of those old vintage crochet pieces and have them ready…..just in case!

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More info: Etsy (h/t: neatorama)

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Crochet’s not just for scarves and sweaters anymore. Schuyler Ellers, who runs the Lord von Schmitt Etsy shop, creates dazzlingly colorful patterned crochet shorts out of recycled materials that are sure to please both the wearer and their stunned beholders (man or woman).

Ellers embraces every style out there, from form-fitting booty shorts to extravagant bell-bottom pants. Most of these fabulous pieces are made of recycled vintage crochet afghans; according to Ellers’ shop, “Afghan blankets are original pieces of folk art, hand made by artisans across America since the 1960’s and well before. With scissors and a sewing machine I transform vintage crochets into wearable sculpture!

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When I first learned to knit in Barcelona, Spain, I wanted to create something different from what I saw as ‘typical’ knit or crochet,” Schuyler Ellers told Bored Panda. (Available at: Etsy)

After knitting for hours every day for several years, I eventually flashed on the idea of using afghans as a pre-made crochet textile. Recycling vintage crochets allowed me to create crochet garments with a speed which I had never imagined. It was like I jumped a level in a video game

Nearly all afghans can be recycled but of course, some do work better than others. Densely crocheted afghans in bright color schemes, southwest designs, stripes and zig zags make the best shorts!

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These shorts are available on Etsy

Thank you, Schuyler Ellers, for talking to Bored Panda about your work!

Thanks to Bored Panda and Schuyler Ellers for providing this information.

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