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Man up.

Red Kap has been outfitting the hammer-swinging, rusty nail-drinking men’s men since 1923, and now they’ve teamed up with Vans to bring you the X Work Short for your hard-charging ways. More red-blooded than John Wayne throwing a touchdown pass to the Gipper, this cotton short won’t tear to shreds when you bail on a trick. With its simple block coloring and just-below-the-knee fit, this short brings the kind of simple style to your backyard barbecue typically reserved for four-star generals with balls of American-made steel.

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3 5

Love these shorts they are a bit tight

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

these shorts run really tight. I'm hoping that they loosen up after i wash them.

3 5

Really tight.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

Well, they don't run true to size (either that or I'm not really a 34). I'll need to lose a few lbs to wear these bad boys. Pretty simple, get 1-2 sizes bigger than you'd otherwise get and you'll be fine.

2 5

More than a size tight

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Waistband says 32", can barely even get the suckers buttoned. Feels like a 30" at most. Returning. :(

4 5

Run A Little Tight

These run a little tight. They are also pretty stiff, like a Carhartt short, but they soften up a bit after being washed.

What is the inseam of these shorts?

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What is the inseam of these shorts?

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11.5" inseam on a 32" waist

4 5

Vans Red Kap X Work Short - Men's

a little tight, could probably have used a size bigger than normal.

5 5

Awesome shorts!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

Well made and the fit is nice.

below or above the knee?

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below or above the knee?

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These will fall right at the knees for a lot of people. They have a 12" inseam if that helps.

4 5

Work Shorts

Like the other reviews have said, they are like a Vans version of Dickeys. They are pretty durable. They are rough at first but once you wash them they are good. Definitely size up, I usually wear a 30 and the 32 fit great.

3 5

Silly button...

The button was sewed on near the belt loop. I had to remove the button and put it back on which isn't ideal for a brand new pair of shorts. Think Vans version of Dickies shorts. Size up, stiff at first, but great work short.

3 5

Tight and Rough

I am a 32 waist, I ordered these in a 34 and they are still real tight. The inseam is longer than I expected, but fits decently well. The shorts are tough and thick, which also means the material is pretty abrasive. Think 'brand new pair of carhartt work pants' stiff. They'll probably last forever though

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are these ones below or above the knee?

4 5

Very Nice and Comfortable

I dont get the reviews that say these shorts have uncomfortable material. They are very comfortable, and remind me of my expensice calvin klein dress pants. They do run quite small tho. I am a 32 waist and ordered up to a 34 size based on everyones reviews, but then had to send them back and get the 36. I wish they had a 35 as those would be perfect for me but the 36 size is acceptable. I also read that they are stiff when you first get them, again I have found this far from the truth.

4 5


material is awesome and durable

5 5

Fit tight.

Fit tight. Trying next size up. I am always a vans 36 in jeans but these are not even close. Love the style and material.

1 5

Don't bother.

Sizes seem to run small. The fabric is of very poor quality and is very uncomfortable to wear.

Unanswered Question

A few years ago I purchased Red Kap mens'...

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A few years ago I purchased Red Kap mens' work shorts with a 7" inseam. What is the shortest inseam Red Kap makes today. Is there anyother brand work short with a 7-8* inseam?

2 5


Nice shorts, fits nice, but look faded and very uncomfortable material, not worth the price