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Old 08-17-2013, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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I grew up in the 80's when really short shorts were the fashion (at least according to old family photos I've seen) so I have always been used to wearing shorts that didn't ever go past the knee. In recent years it's become quite a quest shopping for new shorts because it seems that most shorts made in the last 10 years are the longer style shorts that go below the knees. For some reason it bugs me when I wear longer shorts since the fabric rubs against my knees as I walk. I do a lot of hiking/walking and the shorter "cargo" type shorts have always worked well and feel much more comfortable for me. They aren't usually much shorter than an inch or so above the knee so it's not like I am wearing "Daisy Duke" type shorts. GF recently told me she thinks my shorts are too short and that guys shouldn't wear shorts above the knee. What do you think?
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:57 AM
 
Location: New England
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What do you think?
I think that you don't need to worry about your girlfriend running off with me. My shorts are shorter than yours.

Actually I like to have a choice. I've got my "city shorts" at a 9.5in inseam which is just above the knee for me, or my "informal city shorts" with a 5in inseam, though they're baggy and the crotch is rather low, so they aren't as much shorter than the others as you might think. And today I was out for a walk in the woods in my "retro rugby" shorts with a 4.5in inseam that probably do date back to the 80s, but it could just as easily have been a couple of other pairs I have at about the same length. I will never ever wear so-called "shorts" that are longer than knee length!

Ask this lady why she hates the male body so much. Why must it be so completely covered?
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I see a lot of guys wearing shorts that are a bit above the knee. It's perfectly normal!
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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I grew up in the 80's when really short shorts were the fashion (at least according to old family photos I've seen) so I have always been used to wearing shorts that didn't ever go past the knee. In recent years it's become quite a quest shopping for new shorts because it seems that most shorts made in the last 10 years are the longer style shorts that go below the knees. For some reason it bugs me when I wear longer shorts since the fabric rubs against my knees as I walk. I do a lot of hiking/walking and the shorter "cargo" type shorts have always worked well and feel much more comfortable for me. They aren't usually much shorter than an inch or so above the knee so it's not like I am wearing "Daisy Duke" type shorts. GF recently told me she thinks my shorts are too short and that guys shouldn't wear shorts above the knee. What do you think?
We need to get back to basics:

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:37 PM
 
Location: In the realm of possiblities
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I want those socks the Dad has on.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I think this is rather petty on her part (going strickly by what you wrote). As long as its a case of them just being a shorter cut rather than you pulling them up waaaaaaay too high in the waist (thus making them appear shorter), I would say wear what you are comfortable in. I doubt anyone else is noticing this as a major fashion infraction.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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Guys in shorts above the knee is not something I'd want my man sporting. Thankfully he's in agreement.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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I think this is rather petty on her part (going strickly by what you wrote). As long as its a case of them just being a shorter cut rather than you pulling them up waaaaaaay too high in the waist (thus making them appear shorter), I would say wear what you are comfortable in. I doubt anyone else is noticing this as a major fashion infraction.
I bet more people are noticing than you would think.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I want those socks the Dad has on.
Haha BUT if you notice those socks and shorts in combination cover aproximately the same amount of leg as todays longer shorts soooooo maybe we have found a solution to the OPs problem...shorter shorts and long socks!
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:50 PM
 
Location: USA
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I married my MIL's only child, her baby son when I was 17. I often wore short shorts which were the fashion. I was and am slender. My husband didn't mind at all. One day when we were visiting, she told me not to wear shorts to her house in the future. I didn't, but, would wear them to her front yard, whereupon I changed. She was a total bxxxh. Oh, I forgot... the day she told me not to wear shorts, I told her she wore her vee necklines so low people could see her navel. She was upset, but, she had really large breasts and needed to cover them up instead of showing them to the world since she though legs were indecent.

Your gf is too picky, imo.
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