These shorts are the leftover descendant of a pair of Le Folles de Joie jeans I purchased in the fall. It's summer now and I kind of decided I didn't really need black denim since it's 1,000 degrees in Florida on a daily basis until mid October. So, I cut them and I have to say they turned out quite well. Now, I have the high rise black shorties I've been thinking of buying. Sweet!