Shorts

Depends (seriously) one what your knees look like.
Are you asking whether they should be covered up or not?

Anyway, I'm of the opinion that 5 to 7" inseam is best unless one is tall enough. Hem falling somewhere from mid-thigh to just above the kneecap is what I consider proper.

Lastly, for no good reason, I'd really like to get a pair of Ghurka shorts like the ones I never got from Banana Republic back in the late 80s. Who sells this sort of thing? I mean, even J.Peterman is out of them!
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Since this is dressed well one should always consider a jacket and tie as well

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dammit, this j crew crap has been covered and I don't care for Mr. Crew's short suits! are they still cuffing shorts? I never understood that one bit.
 
I should mention that the silly little day school I went to went nuts and instituted a dress code allowance for shorts, but still a tie, at the end of the year.
Being precociously "trad" or whatever, I took the opportunity to sport a bow tie and big cream Wigwam wool socks with baggy khaki shorts.
Anyway, I have two pair of ancient LL Bean shorts from like 20 years ago that still see some use. Bean makes sturdy shite.
 
Are you saying something about the strength of the British Empire starting to dwindle once their military donned shorts?
 
When I wear shorts, good people cross streets to avoid me. Generally micro-patterned shorts from J Crew or Banana Republic, a polo shirt or an untucked dress shirt (not necessarily OCBD either), and either loafers or boat shoes.

Take solace in the fact that I don't wear pastels. Nor will I ever wrap a sweater. I'm just a product of my environment.

Horrible: men over the age of 30 (really, 25) wearing shorts and a tshirt. Tshirts can go with jeans. But that's really it. (Unless you're doing something outdoorsy or athletic)
 
I really need to replace my 20 year old LL Bean shorts. As I only wear them at home when it is truly hot, they don't get much wear. Sadly, LL Bean is afflicted with non-iron and stain resistant crap disease. Gee, the old plain cotton worked just fine, assholes.
 
So if anybody didn't know, having shorts down to the knee in big 9-11" inseams is what's out there now. Back when I last bought shorts in the early 90s, this was not so. The J. Crew 9" ones I got back then were almost comically long. Now it's almost all you can get and there is longer stuff out there. Great if you're six and a half feet tall, I guess.
 
I really need to replace my 20 year old LL Bean shorts. As I only wear them at home when it is truly hot, they don't get much wear. Sadly, LL Bean is afflicted with non-iron and stain resistant crap disease. Gee, the old plain cotton worked just fine, assholes.
Please post pics. Could you do one where you slouch on couch and people can see all the way up your leg? Thanks.
 
Bump this thread.

Bought a pair of linen shorts from J crew yesterday at 40% additional off in light sky blue. Going to try to experience a bit. Haven't owned a pair of shorts in 5 years.

What do you guys think of tucking vs non tucking when wearing shorts.
 
Some people can wear Bermuda shorts and a tucked in shirt and get a good country club vibe going.
 
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You don't even need shoes or a belt to look fine with that shirt tucked into shorts. In the right context.
 
Except for swimming, I don't wear shorts. If you had seen my legs you'd understand why. Shorts on a man is never a good look imho, more of a necessary evil I guess.
 
For casual wear around the house or holiday resort, Dickie slim work shorts are cheap, functional and better looking than baggy cargo shorts.
 
Haven't worn cargo shorts since high school abercrombie days. Have two pairs of J crew stanton 9 inch linen shorts, and they are great for summer. Bought on sale at 15 bucks a pair.
 
All you people crying NO SHORTS have obviously never lived south of Chicago or so. Even there in the summer, it's dreadful humid.

If I'm not at work in the summertime, you bet I'm wearing shorts.
 
Work. I sweat regardless, so less clothes during the summer hell, the better. No noods though.
 

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