Leather Shorts first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Spring 2009 seen on Surabaya blogger micchie. She wore her blue Zara shorts with a black Zara jacket, blue Zara t-shirt, and black Mollini shoes. Since then, Leather Shorts have grown in popularity as bloggers from Los Angeles, Denver, and Manila have discovered them. In May 2011, Chictopia wrote an editorial about Leather Shorts: Spring Trend 2011. Popular brands of Leather Shorts are vintage, Topshop, Zara, Forever 21, and H&M.
There are currently 560 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Leather Shorts. Most recently, blogger xs_ of extraskinny.com rocked her black J Brand shorts with a maroon CHURCH'S boots, off white vintage sweater, and heather gray Topshop socks.