“David commented on How to Wear Shorts (and How Men’s Shorts Should Fit). Stick with solid colors and small scale patterns or prints. The moment you slip into these, you may decide to give your other body shapers a rest. Nobody needs two feet of fabric around each leg falling past the knees in order to have “comfort”, either. It wasn’t pleasant especially when he stood three feet from where I was eating. I like my shorts to come to just above my knees (I’m older than most of your readers, so I dress a bit more conservatively), so I opted for a 9″ inseam. Thanks for the tip. What size shoe do you have for the sandals because when I click on the link it says they are women shoes. http://thekentuckygent.com. Clothes are meant to accentuate your physique, not hide it or be the focus of attention, you low class lout. Another good article. They fit okay. All in inches or cm for you metric folks. But I still will never find a pair of shorts with the right length for me and you hobbits aren’t helping those of us like me. 01 (4.62): Girlfriends look for ways to spice up their relationship. I think socks can be a simple way to add some personality (mind you, I equally dislike novelty/overly bold socks). It’s the ultimate in stress-free dressing. Unfortunately, we have an culture now that produces perpetual adolescents who seem to think it righteous to childishly deconstruct norms. Crew that are 9 inch. 5 inch is the max inseam length for shorts. I wear a FlipBelt when I run or work-out to carry my MP3 player, wallet, and keys. But then again, they are strictly worn at the pool, in the Haman/Sauna, and at the beach, where in all three places, anything below mid-thigh is not only unsightly, but unsanitary. . Secondly, losing 80 pounds would probably help you stay cooler as well. As a 5f6 guy, Uniqlo shorts fit just right, inexpensive too. That means the guy in short shorts and a tank top bearing his hairy thighs and arm pits within a foot or two of my face. After browsing through numerous stores, I came up an American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) retail store that had slender flex shorts with a 9” inseam. Do they even have pants with a 38″ waist? Wearing shorts is one of the best ways to stay cool and casual when it’s hot outside. Like having some guys armpits near you face or nipples nearly exposed when he is sitting arms length from you, shorts cross the line to awkward social situations easily. Not quite as tailored or slim cut as I would like. You can follow Brock on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. What should I do with them? Definitely takes some confidence or you will feel very exposed. Interesting article. Once we moved to the big city, I was about 10, I discovered shorts because I became a boy scout. I consider myself pear shaped in that area. I also do 15-mile walks with some bursts of running in the countryside and I’d really like to wear them for that but it means walking through the town and I’m not up for that any more -too many years on the clock and still too many pounds round the waist,although I’ve lost a stone over the summer through exercise and some healthy eating (NOT dieting). If you’re looking for decent 5″ and 7″ shorts, check out Goodthreads brand on amazon. And how about those of us that are 5’10”? No worries, girlfriend! You might as well go out in your boxers if you wear them like that. It’s probably out of habit, but I have no problem wearing a belt and the FlipBelt together. If you prefer to wear your shirts tucked in, a FlipBelt is probably not a good option. I am wondering if i can just cut my old pair of jeans slightly above the knees for the summers. Every pair of shorts I’ve ever got hangs below the knees or shaped like clown shorts. I’m surprised Googling 15″ inseams landed you here, actually. I can’t count how many I’ve bought and when I got home I realized I can’t even get a hand to slide into them. There’s nothing flattering or functional about oversized, ill-fitting shorts. Lack of Toning: Funny how a woman can have half her butt cheek hanging out and nobody says a word. Be prepared to be ran out of the area! I’m 5’9 and very fit for reference and you’d think the ideal candidate for shorts and even I think they generally look terrible on me. Thanks for the informative video! I like my shorts a little shorter, so most of my short stop 2-3 inches above my knees. I’ve got them in four colors. I find the slim and athletic cut at about 9″ and sometimes 7″ are just right. All of these “proper” examples of men wearing the ideal length of shorts look like a bunch of douche bags. Baggy shorts, huge jeans, untucked shirts. I used to be a seamstress; the first number is the measurement of the circumference of your waist/hips, and the second number is what's known as your inseam--the measurement from the ground to … For clothing to be considered “short” it needs to be above the joint – below the joint is a “long”. The trouble I have found is that being 6 foot 4 I either find shorts that are too high…like 4 inches above the knee, or too low…ie 3/4 length which I hate. So what I’m getting is you are fond of short tight shorts. I have tried to cut long pants that seemingly fit, into shorts, then they look too slim. Want your outfits to look 10x better? I have a pair of shorts that measure 24-25 inches in circumference. I have googled every part of the tag on these shorts with no luck. The way I see it, the primary reason to wear a mini skirt is to show off your great looking thighs and, as a delightful bonus for your "prayerful" audience, everything else upstairs. Anyway, I learned a lot and I appreciate the time you put into the article. Leave a comment below! Dressing nice can mean the difference between being seen as a salty old drunkard or a polished professional whose going places. We are conditioned to think just a bit of exposed skin in infantilizing. Casual ones that look worn/aged. That kind of language won’t be tolerated here. The Carhartts are great shorts, but so baggy that a slim guy like me is swimming in them. Usually, you can get them on sale for a good discount. Keep on keepin on! If you are made uncomfortable by how other people dress, then the problem lies with you rather than with them. Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Doctor Cox. I am 5’5″, weigh 175 lbs and have thin legs. You can pull up your short leg(s) anytime you bend your knees but this sounds ridiculous over time. I just recently ordered a pair of stantons in boys sizing (I am extremely small: 5’2 and ~110lbs) and hoping they are slimmer than their regular stanton lineup. If you’re a very tall and an athletic looking guy, it doesn’t look too bad. Not only that, pleated shorts are trendy too. And, as a retired teacher, I would like to report most of you semiliterate millenials to the English language police! Also, there is an actual science to having shorter shorts (look up the rule of thirds, and yes you can interpret it the otherway around but shorts that go past your knees look more like tacky half pants). http://www.wsj.com/articles/nice-cargo-shorts-youre-sleeping-on-the-sofa-1470082856, http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-happened-after-i-wrote-that-cargo-shorts-story-1470402723. I also prefer the utility of shorts with extra pockets, whether or not they’re of the cargo variety. Shaper Shorts and High Waisted Shaping Shorts. I like these shorter shorts on me. Thanks for a very helpful video. You know what else? I did wear them out several times in the summers of 2011 and 2012,the latter time I was staying with relatives recuperating on doctor’s advice from a heart “event” I had from overdoing it and burning the candle at both ends,and they would take me out on day trips to a few places. What you were saying might be true for SLIM PEOPLE. Those are the ugliest shorts I have ever seen! You can also get them tapered for $15-25 and have the waist adjusted by 1-2″ either way. I have spent many years refusing to wear “longs” – the length is uncomfortable and I always thought the looked stupid – kinda the same look as the waist band of pants being around your thighs instead of your waist, but I digress. I normally wear pants with a 30” waist, but the waist size on the AEO flex shorts run big. I miss being able to go out in my shorts,though. This makes so you are grossed out by a man exibiting his leg, because you feel entitled to only see women making such fashion statement or looking good for you, so you feel not at ease and almost assaulted if what you see belongs to a man, because you know, you are not interested, so I guess you are not supposed to see it. One thing that might be a whole post worthy is how to find out enough about an item to locate & purchase it (again). That looks so gay! It’s such an upsetting feeling to not be able to wear skimpy shorts, fit into skinny jeans and sport a bikini. Check your email for your 10% discount. It’s like wearing jeans to the beach or sandals with jeans!! Whatever happened to real men… For those who wear their shorts well above the knee be sure to get a vasectomy! I have three pairs of the chino shorts. The girls started making out. Good analogy, R. There’s nothing wrong with how the men in these photos look, and their shorts are not even close to being “short shorts”. and live in Florida where shorts are worn all year. Wear whatever the hell length you want. Choose a style based on the type of clothes you typically wear and what areas you’d like to slim. Might as well just wear my jeans as opposed those foolish looking things that aren’t shorts. I may even buy a size or two too large and wear a belt just to get the extra room in the crotch and backside. If you got chicken legs please do us a favor hide your legs and wear long pants. I have torn one end seam on one pair of shorts and fear the same will happen on another. Irony is, I look and feel great in my swimming trunks, which are quite short and fitted; probably several inchs (mid-thigh) above the knee. I also don’t wear jeans that are form fitting for this reason and I would love it if baggier clothes came back in style. Josh | The Kentucky Gent Therefore apparently all these lousy manufacturers of clothing don’t even bother to check how long it is from the crotch down to the bottom hem. Reading the comments here goes with what I experience on the street, men are bothered way more than they should be by what other men wear. All these dos and don’ts for men and yet no answers for where to find this stuff. It was popular in the 60s 70s and 80s but not nowadays. They don’t look that short on me. I hate going to the store. Loose shorts below the knees are NOT shorts – they’re baggy capris. This is an older story with a lot of comments, so many that I read only 2/3 of them. “No man looks good with shorts above the knee…”, https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d7/de/e9/d7dee9bf9f0d454513593baafcd891ff.jpg You may not want to wear shorts because you don’t like the way your thighs look, or simply because you don’t feel they are appropriate as you get older. I find American Apparel has good shorts in shorter lengths. If I was satisfied with “not bad,” I wouldn’t be reading your blog. Clothing and Style Filed Under:chino shorts, fit, shorts, summer 227 comments. As long as everything is covered, and it is in my case, why worry about what someone else wears. I had to add one more thing….it is definitely clear you and your followers idolized snob celebrities and base your own style on it. I’ve always known that the shorts “debate” is a contentious one, and I’ll admit, they’ve never really sat right on me too, and every time I’m about to head to a warmer climate, I Google shorts related topics for a brush up and every time I come out of it thinking that men just shouldn’t wear shorts at all. Nobody wants to see skinny toothpick legs, they look so silly. Good if I’m … Continue reading “How to Wear Shorts (and How Men’s Shorts Should Fit)”, Each of us is usually our own worst critic. I have several pairs most of which however, I wear mostly when doing chores or running errands like going to home improvement and hardware store and when just lounging around the house on the weekends or taking photographic hikes in the park (as long as I’m not going into deep woods in which case I wear long pants that can be zipped off above the knee if necessary). “…was most certainly not looking for advice…”. (nobody wants to see it by the way) It’s similar to the butt huger skinny jeans trend that I am sure the guys in these photos all own a pair of. I think I have heard that shorts have to be more loose than long pants. Any suggestions? Anyway, sounds as though the shorts are the Perfect length for you….wanna buy them??? Don’t you love how it all is so reminescent of when women gave scandal for wearing something just above the knee? Now I reckon you folks do not live in the south. https://www.jackthreads.com/jackthreads/shorts/the-9-chino-short/products/178630. Shorts should go to the middle of your knee cap or slightly past. Your insight & expertise is welcome. Just shows you the sad state our country is in now. $26.99 at Kohl’s. Plus it makes your legs look thin and weak because they’re being swallowed up by your shorts. You forgot the most important inspirational pic. Sometimes I feel men fashion is too conventional and I say this with nothing against a nice classic blue (but well fitting) suit. Do they fit well otherwise? Good luck because the shorter people below 5’9″ are so insecure that when it comes to them creating a great clothing store for shorter legged people they completely leave out us saps just above their needs. See more ideas about curvy woman, wide hips, women. The FlipBelt has no zippers or buckles so there are no pressure points that can dig into the skin. The men shorts trend might've had to do with the whole free love vibe of the 70s when strolling around half naked wasn't so shocking. This new generation is becoming super feminine it’s pretty damn disturbing to say the least. Don’t use the word “retarded” as an insult. I’m 5’6″. damned trolls. Show me one example of someone with thin legs who looks better in shorts that go several inches past their knees. Think for yourself you sheep. After wearing shorts that are too long, the second most common mistake that guys make is wearing shorts that are too wide. What is with the picture of you galloping around in the field??? Thanks for reading my rants! No one should have to tell an adult why that is innapropriate. Take your rules about cargo pockets and shove them where your fashion nose hole. Once you find something that fits, order a couple of different styles and colors, then you’ll be set for a while! She showed up in a pink tied down top and skimpy denim shorts and just started bouncing up and down on my couch looking so fucking hot and sexy. The fit is very close to body without being too tight. It does the same for heavy set guys, too. Nice! You states “Show a little more thigh, which I recommend” WTH??? Try dockers perfect fit shorts at Macy’s-$25.00. Personally, I’ve never found shorts at knee length or longer, to look good on anyone, male or female. At 5’7″ I never really liked wearing shorts because most of the men’s shorts are either cargo, bermuda, or gym/basketball shorts. Many thanks. Dunno, maybe it has to do with attitudes with women, when we think instead that women have dignity, both with looser and longer or shorter and fitter clothes, we don’t longer project this on men as well, could be? You shouldn’t even be looking at it. Very conservative. It’s a disgusting trend whose time should be over! But FYI, I’m gay and I found the story searching for pictures of guys in sexy athletic shorts. Not sure if i would wear them above the knee thats an old farts way to wear shorts in my opinion. Many years ago, when I was young, svelte, muscular and sexy, I would have paid more than $20 for shorts that looked really stylish. The FlipBelt is designed and marketed for runners so security and comfort are essential. Since it kept everything secure and I found it comfortable to wear, I started to use it when I wore my casual shorts to carry my cellular phone and keys. In fact, show me one example of any man who looks better in long shorts. I like my shorts to be about mid thigh or a little shorter. Such a chud, I don’t care how you want to dress. This is very much about situation. Also, $15 for all of that is a ridiculously low price. They’re designed to be super butt-lifters, too, helping your butt look like a perky little peach. Who made this 1″ or 2″ above the knee rule. But now you’ve given me a life line. You obviously have no idea what real men are. Guys are definitely getting more effeminate these days and this article clearly supports that. You don’t need a magic wand or super powers... a great pair of shaping shorts will do! Ugh, I just bought several pairs of J. What do the ladies think about the subject? What you feel is correct should be the only thing that matters. So why do most men look so bad wearing shorts? So one aspect is: I find this look not very masculine and it works for some guys but not for a stallion stud such as myself. I’m older, 55, but take care of myself gym, hiking and I have nice legs and love wearing shorts that show off my legs. You’ll look better. College Games: 5 Part Series: College Games Pt. Or Navy SEAL’s. Now I can wear shorts in the heat again. The farthest I venture out in them is a spot nearby where I can bash my tennis ball about for a couple hours trying to get properly fit again and keep in shape. That’s one extreme. this is how shorts should fit for whatever style you’re going with. Not sure why you’re bringing up race, especially since I used Glover and Marley as examples of what TO do, but I’ll let you sort out that issue. We need you types of people to just leave the industry so we can correct all your wrongs. You definitely right about the 7″ length. Shorts are perfect for weekend shenanigans, dog walks, the beach, the pool, barbecues, picnics, romantic walks in the park…you get the point. Yeah, looking cool in other people’s eyes is my life goal too…. I will shop with this in mind for shorts in the future. You didn’t like what you read because it doesn’t square with your baggy cargo shorts style. I can’t find a decent work short with a cell phone pocket in a 8″ inseam. Shorts are inherently casual, but that doesn’t mean they have to look adolescent and sloppy. If you got chicken legs please do us a favor hide your legs and wear long pants. Having shorts that fall above the knee caps is neither “gay” nor “feminine”. What would it look like? 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