I’ve started wearing shorts again in a few more places than just the hiking trail. Why did I stop? I felt bad about my vein-y legs (my varicose veins started in high school). Why am I starting again? The older I get, the less I care what other people think!

These are the Greenstyle Balboa Shorts, made in stretch woven from them, with the zip pockets. I made this version with built-in briefs so I can wear them to the river…or just in public, like at a skate class when you finally figure out turns and show the world your veins and nobody cares: