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Slim Shorts for Men

by amvalvo Posted 25th Jul 2009 at 12:20 AM
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
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Maxis really rejected men when it comes to shorts, only giving them one option for everyday. I liked the shorts they gave, but I also wanted a less bulky option for my guys, so I recolored the swim trunks mesh to make these slim shorts. I used the maxis texture for the cargo shorts but I got rid of the huge side pockets to simplify them. These shorts are for your young adult and adult men and can be found in everyday and athletic under bottoms. They can be recolored, but they have a button overlay that cannot, like the cargo shorts. The buttons are found on the two back pockets and one on the top of the fly.

One problem with the shorts is that because they use the swim trunks mesh, they bumpmap for the tie shows up. This isn't a major issue as the majority of tops cover most, if not all, of the tie.


Look at that display of manliness!
That's a look you can only achieve while wearing the slim shorts.

The textures used in the preview pictures are the heathered pattern found under fabrics, the tweed pattern found under fabrics, and a custom solid color from misc.

Additional Credits:
Model is using Aikea Guinea's skin replacements
Delphy for his CAS Texture Unitool
Tags: #shorts, #slim, #bottom, #manly, #simple

Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Male
Clothing Type: Everyday Athletic
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Bottom

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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shorts.rar

Size: 79.0 KB · Downloads: 28,758 · 25th Jul 2009
79.0 KB 28,758 25th Jul 2009
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21 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 12:35 AM
love em!

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Field Researcher
#3 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 12:45 AM
Very nice. Thank you.
Test Subject
#4 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 12:46 AM
I always love your creations. Thanks so much!
Banned
#5 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 1:20 AM
Hallelujah!! I've always hated that they didn't have shorts like this! Thank you soooo much!!
BTW, did I spell 'hallelujah' right??
Mad Poster
#6 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 1:22 AM
These are the kind of shorts I wanted. Thanks alot!

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Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 1:24 AM
Love these! Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 3:22 AM
Hahahah That Screen Shot is F'in Awsome!!

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Scholar
#9 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 3:25 AM
Cool! Men lacked this kind of pants indeed.


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Instructor
#10 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 3:42 AM
Is it possible to get rid of the string shape? It looks like some sort of bump map/height map thing.
Instructor
#11 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 4:01 AM
These look cool. The bump map string would really bother me, though. Hope you can find a way to fix it!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 5:12 AM
Huge huge thanks!
if I have to use those cargo shorts again..
I think I might die

I love options.
You keep on rocking!
Field Researcher
#13 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 5:25 AM
"Maxis really rejected men when it comes to shorts, only giving them one option for everyday."
You know, I was thinking the same only yesterday, so YAY for you for making this! :D
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 12:37 PM
thanks a bunch! I've been looking for more pants for guys!!
Test Subject
#15 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 1:49 PM
Nice shorts! Thank you!!

I love the skin the model is wearing but is it not downloadable on this website? You give credit to it but I can not find the skin replacement here? I could have sworn the rule was that anything the sim is wearing in the pictures has to be uploaded on this website, or linked to it.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 4:26 PM
^ Well apparently that's not the rule, as most of my newer uploads just give credit. Google is your friend :] http://www.clubcrimsyn.com/ts3/index.html
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 9:26 PM
From a girl's point of view, these are Much better; thank you I hope you can find a way to remove the string but these are still very nice to have
Test Subject
#18 Old 2nd Aug 2009 at 11:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by amvalvo
^ Well apparently that's not the rule, as most of my newer uploads just give credit. Google is your friend :] http://www.clubcrimsyn.com/ts3/index.html

I thank you!! :3 Thank you thank you! Best skins I seen yet on Sims 3! :3
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 6th May 2010 at 6:49 PM
<3!
And much love to the model in your picture, holding the wrench. WIN.

Okay, kitten, that's enough.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 17th Jun 2010 at 4:24 PM
I suggest you to fix your title Maxis didn't developed the Sims 3.


The Sims 3 is the only game where Maxis has not involved with. EA assigned them with other game development projects.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#21 Old 6th Mar 2015 at 8:01 PM
Gracias.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#22 Old 1st Jun 2016 at 3:51 PM
Awesome. Thanks.