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Old 02-03-2015, 07:48 AM
 
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I've been noticing a trend in the past year or so where shorter shorts have come in to fashion for urban sophisticated males. I'm not talking "short shorts" that females wear...rather the shorts will sit above the knee and usually fit pretty well or are form-fitting.


Has anyone else noticed this? Or is this a Miami thing?

And may this trend last forever and ever
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Philadelphian-transplant from Miami
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This has been going on for 2 - 3 years now. I have couples.
And no, it is not a Miami thing. Most urban metro dudes in their 20s, 30s even 40s wear them; gay or straight.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:00 AM
 
Location: New England
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And as for those who are over 40, they just dig down to the bottom of the dresser, and there are the shorter shorts from back when they were in style previously. Never throw anything away, that's the best plan.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:28 AM
 
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This has been going on for 2 - 3 years now. I have couples.
And no, it is not a Miami thing. Most urban metro dudes in their 20s, 30s even 40s wear them; gay or straight.
que?

well it's quite refreshing from the days where everyone wore those baggy, long shorts with the pockets all over them... cargo shorts. Or those plaid shorts that went well below the knee. Those things were disgusting.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Sunny South Florida
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I must say I agree--shorter, slightly-above-the-knee shorts are much more flattering than those baggy, lumpy board shorts of the past few years. They look like culottes (sp?), another fashion atrocity. I was in Sears (nice store, but hardly a seat of avant-garde fashion) just last week and saw the somewhat shorter shorts, being sold as camping shorts. If a guy has nice legs, I think they ought to wear shorts that are slightly above the knee to show them. Certainly better than the culottes that make all men look short and dumpy.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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I must say I agree--shorter, slightly-above-the-knee shorts are much more flattering than those baggy, lumpy board shorts of the past few years. They look like culottes (sp?), another fashion atrocity. I was in Sears (nice store, but hardly a seat of avant-garde fashion) just last week and saw the somewhat shorter shorts, being sold as camping shorts. If a guy has nice legs, I think they ought to wear shorts that are slightly above the knee to show them. Certainly better than the culottes that make all men look short and dumpy.
They ought to be mandated.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I live in Denver and I've been wearing shorts that are just above the knee for the past few years. Some of them are called "West Coast Slim"... whatever that is. Not tight, but not baggy. They look much better than the below-the-knee baggy shorts of the 90s and 2000s.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:51 AM
 
Location: New England
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Are "just above the knee" shorts short? When you get to a 5 inch inseam (and not with a baggy lowered crotch) then I think you're probably not too inhibited.

I don't understand this fear of the male body. Why does it have to be so carefully hidden?
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: USA
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And as for those who are over 40, they just dig down to the bottom of the dresser, and there are the shorter shorts from back when they were in style previously. Never throw anything away, that's the best plan.
I'm in SD for 1/2 the year and was at the Mall looking for your standard long shorts. None to be found. I'm always about 5 years out of date.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:33 AM
 
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I'm in SD for 1/2 the year and was at the Mall looking for your standard long shorts. None to be found. I'm always about 5 years out of date.
Just think of it as you're 15 years ahead of the next 20 year turn of the fashion cycle.

I remember the original short male shorts epoch, in the 70s. The thing then was to be blonde and tan and to have those tanned, Robert-Redford, reddish-gold leg hair, tennis player legs. Are men blonde anymore? It really used to be a "thing", along with words like "hunk" and "buns". "Check out that hunk in the OP shorts, what a pair of buns!".
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