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Favorite shorts length

Favorite shorts length

  • Above the knee

  • Knee length

  • Below the knee

  • None of the above

  • Mid-thigh ("short shorts")


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aaamax

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They're called "shorts."
While I agree that today wearing the "shorts" we wore in the 70s would look a bit off, I would say that length is more comfortable and certainly more effective in a sports situation like tennis or basketball.
Much to the chagrin of my significant other, I wear mid thigh. If it is hot enough to warrant shorts in the first place, then less is more.
Cheers.
 

SJTM

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Strongly prefer 2" above top of knee. Obviously inseam length is a function of leg length. At 5'9" with 29" inseam, an 8" inseam is my go to.

My bigger gripe is WRT leg taper. I have had a hard time finding shorts where the leg opening is not ridiculously wide. This may not be an issue for guys who are 6'-2" with 32" waists but that is not me. So most pair need to make a stop at my tailor.
 

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Personally, I would not want to miss shorts in summer. Depending on location, i.e. beach & boat = mid-thigh and other casual opportunities such as summer parties, golf & casual shopping = above the knee, I think shorts are perfectly acceptable if paired with a decent polo shirt or linen long-sleeve shirt with rolled up sleeves and boat shoes or loafers. Riviera calling…
 

Michael Boehm

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Short pants are for women and little boys. Hotter climes, linen, seersucker, poplin, tropical weight wool...
 

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