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 597 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Leather Shorts. Most recently, blogger vonvogue of vonvogue.com styled her blue 7 for all mankind shorts with a black Viparo jacket, brown Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, and black le chateau sandals.