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Why are men's shorts suddenly much more expensive than men's pants? Eric Wilson of the Times investigates. "Tommy Fazio, the men’s fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman, said he had encountered little price resistance for dressy shorts, because the store’s customers are likely aware that the designers are using expensive suiting fabrics. As for the $615 shorts and $485 pants from Neil Barrett, Mr. Fazio put down his phone this week and went to take a look. He called back to confirm they were indeed made of the same fabric." [NYT]