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Old 08-11-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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This is a new thread on a previously discussed topic. Several years ago, I made a thread asking if shorter shorts were coming back for men, and some said yes while others said no. In 2013, I've noticed a considerable amout of men going around in above the knee and even mid-thigh length shorts. So it might appear that for the first time since the early 1990s, guys may not have to wear the long and baggy shorts much longer without violating a social taboo. Do you think this trend will continue? I personally hope so.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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The shorter shorts for men are definitely back in style in the Southeast (especially with the "frat" guys lol). I see lots of them wearing these Chubbies Shorts: Radical shorts for men

I think that particular brand is a little too short/obnoxious though. But to each their own...
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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I still wear my soccer shorts from the 80s

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Old 08-12-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I prefer shorts slightly above the knee, however halfway up the thigh is a bit much.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I think they are just pulling them up so their underwear doesn't show.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:50 AM
 
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I prefer shorts slightly above the knee, however halfway up the thigh is a bit much.
I actually prefer mine mid-thigh length, no shorter than that. What I don't get is why that length or shorter on men in now so offensive to the masses when it was commonly accepted 20-25 years ago before the backlash against gays, Michael Jordan and the Hip Hop/Young Urban Movement happened that transformed mens shorts to the capri length they are now.

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Old 08-13-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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My shorts are atleast knee length. Due to being tall ( a lil over 6'7) I don't know if people would appreciate me showing too much thigh,lol.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yeah I find it weird how women have shorts that show their buttcheeks and public hair (if they didn't trim/get rid of it) while men have shorts halfway down their calves. What happened to both sexes having just reasonable length shorts?

The fact that older women don't tend to wear these short shorts shows that it's a sexual thing...More the DISCREPANCY between the genders rather than the shortness themselves. If both sexes wore short shorts it wouldn't be a sexual signal.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:50 AM
 
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Join the revolution, friend. The Dark Ages of Men's Fashion, which started about 1989 and have continued since then, are finally coming to an end, and with it, the repression of masculinity and of male sexuality.

Every single guy--especially if he's fit and toned--who wears skinny, slim-fit, or stretch jeans or chinos, and form-fitting denim shorts (and all of these things are designed nowadays with material soft enough so as not to to violence to the scrota), low cut and off-the-shoulder tank tops, and especially short shorts of any variety (Chubbies, Yimps, rugby or footy shorts) hastens the coming of the New Fashion Rennaissance. Every single guy who dresses in a way that flatters the male form scores a victory for Men's Liberation and against the unholy alliance of hip-hop, grunge, homophobia, and extreme radical feminism that seeks to hide away the male body in burkhas that are commonly called cargo shorts, board shorts, or even 'basektball shorts' or baggy pants and triple X shirts. The time has come to win for men the same rights in fashion as what women presently enjoy. Make a statement. Stand up and be counted. And when you see people making fun of people who are different or laughing at a guy in short shorts, put them in their place.

By the way, I's a big, muscular dude who wears short rugby shorts, sandals, and off-the-shoulder tank tops pretty much wherever I want to. I have absolutely no homosexual tendencies (though it's nobody's damn business if I did.). Just as straight women often refer to other women as hot, sexy, etc so I reserve the right to say that about guys--doesn't mean I'm going to sleep with them. If gay guys want to live the gay lifestyle openly and demand their rights to do that and to get married---more power to them. But in addition to that, more power to us straight guys who refuse to be downtrodden any longer.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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Looks like I will be out of style.. I hate and will not wear mid thigh length shorts.
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