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In defence of cycling shorts, the new fash-hun trend of the festival season

Because who wants chaffing while they’re on the session?

FIRST THERE WERE flower crowns, now there are bum gems – while shell jackets seem to remain in style, festival trends change more frequently then the weather.

As guys and doll continue to up the stakes when it comes to festival fashion, there’s been a shift towards some more comfortable options under the banner of ‘sports luxe’.

Enter – cycling shorts.

Source: Missguided

For cyclists, there’s benefits aplenty when it comes to wearing them. Cycling shorts are designed to make your ride more comfortable and to protect you from irritation and chafing.

However, for the bog-standard festival goer, cycling shorts have been met largely with derision. “But, the camel-toe!” the nay-sayers cry. “Any item of clothing that doesn’t have a pocket cannot be considered practical!” A fair point, for sure.

But man, they are a Ned Flanders “feels like I’m wearing nothing at all” level of comfortable.

They’re a great layering item, so even if the Irish forecast doesn’t allow you to wear them on their lonesome, you could whack them on underneath something. They’re also less bulky than denim, making them easier – and lighter – to pack. More rooms for cans, lads.

Technically, they’re also multi-purpose – you could get away with wearing these during the summer (and doing actual exercise, should you please). You’d be hard pushed to find more occasions to wear that spangly leotard other than posing your life away at a festival.

Also, they make your arse look great. Sorry, not sorry.

Source: Missguided

Nab yourself multiple pairs of these bad boys (different colours for different outfits, obvs) and get set to take Stradbally et al by storm.

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