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Old 07-06-2009, 09:04 PM
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Thank goodness! I can't stand shorts that are so long they may as well be pants that are missing a few inches off the bottom.

I have one pair of shorts (cargo) that are shorter than knee length, and that's because they are so hard to find -- I could only find one. I have a swimsuit that is mid-thigh length, which is also rare. Why anyone would want to swim in "shorts" that are two feet long never made any sense to me.

I also have a pair of running shorts that are shorter than that, but they have no pockets, so I can't leave the house with them.

To those women who don't like men wearing shorts that are shorter than knee length ... it's not your decision to make! I'm sure women wouldn't like it if I said they shouldn't dress like tramps which I see all too often.
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: CA
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The answer lies more in socio-economics, location (rural vs. urban), age, and fashion sense.

If Jane Doe is a 35 year old woman from rural Mississippi with a HS diploma, you could probably guess she will prefer men who dress in fashions that have already hit 'mainstream' status in the trend adoption cycle, if not on their way out.

If Jane Doe is a 25 year old woman from Manhattan with a Master's, you could probably guess she would prefer men who dress in more up-scale fashions that would probably be at the 'Early Adopter' phase.

I think shorter shorts on men are gradually making a comeback here in the States, though obviously it is a trend that has not been fully embraced by the masses, but give it time... I'm not talking about daisy dukes either, but shorts that may sit a few inches above the knee while standing. IMO, it looks much more refined than the baggy cargo shorts style that is so prevalent in America.
This is true.... Every trend starts with the fashion forward and then over time it trickles down into the mainstream and becomes the norm. Of course, when the change first begins, the masses balk at it


GQ is promoting shorter swim trunks. They make a pretty good case with their photos (of course, they don't show any fatties ). Flip through and see a few "before & afters", from long & baggy to shorter & trim.

GQ: How to Buy a Swimsuit: GQ Features on men.style.com (http://men.style.com/gq/features/slideshow/v/0709SWIM - broken link)
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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The new swim suits look good. I'm starting to see the shorter shorts around here already.
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I do not get why when mens shorts do not reach the knee they are labelled "short shorts".I started wearing normal shorts, which is mid thigh length,3 years ago.Down in Florida during the tropical summers they are so cool and comfortable.

I am secure enough with my manhood and comfortable enough in my own skin to wear them.Plus,my legs are not pasty white from the knee up.I will agree that anything shorter than mid thigh length is to much on a man.

What I do not agree with is men being "told" they "have" to wear knee length no matter how hot and humid it is while women walk around with tiny shorts and tank tops.No reason why men cannot dress to be cool and comfortable in the heat and humidity just like women do.

This dumb notion of shorts on a man have to be knee length needs to go away.I never have worn those baggy,sloppy looking cargo shorts.They are one fashion horror that needs to go away for good.Looking at the new fashion trends for 2010 that is what is coming.Shorts are returning to a normal length and fitting right.
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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Does anybody forsee the shorter shorts returning for good, or is it just a trend?
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Here we go again with American hang ups.

Why is it always about what men shouldn't wear.

What about women that wear low rise jeans and their fat is hanging out like a cupcake.

Or the woman who is wearing really short pants with cottage cheese legs.
Or the young girls with fat bellies wearing skin tight leggins.

This all makes me want to puke.

I would rather see mens "junk", through a pair of shorts

Thats a stupid term for penis.
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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I like the cute little denim--spandex short shorts. They showcase my legs and tight bottom, as advertising for the ladies. The ladies often tell me I have nice legs, even though I am now 60.
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Does anybody forsee the shorter shorts returning for good, or is it just a trend?
Everything's a trend. Nothing is 'for good' with fashion.

People get sick of one thing and want something else. The long baggy shorts for guys have been popular for a while now, and we're probably due for a change to something else. Back in the 70s and 80s, much shorter and trimmer shorts were in fashion. We'll probably return to that. There's nothing or very little that's truly new in fashion.

Also, changes in fashion tend to track the economy. When the economy turns, fashion changes.
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I do not get why when mens shorts do not reach the knee they are labelled "short shorts".I started wearing normal shorts, which is mid thigh length,3 years ago.Down in Florida during the tropical summers they are so cool and comfortable.

I am secure enough with my manhood and comfortable enough in my own skin to wear them.Plus,my legs are not pasty white from the knee up.I will agree that anything shorter than mid thigh length is to much on a man.

What I do not agree with is men being "told" they "have" to wear knee length no matter how hot and humid it is while women walk around with tiny shorts and tank tops.No reason why men cannot dress to be cool and comfortable in the heat and humidity just like women do.

This dumb notion of shorts on a man have to be knee length needs to go away.I never have worn those baggy,sloppy looking cargo shorts.They are one fashion horror that needs to go away for good.Looking at the new fashion trends for 2010 that is what is coming.Shorts are returning to a normal length and fitting right.
As men, we can wear whatever we want. Nobody can tell us what to wear. I get the feeling that some of the people around here think that men should shouldn't leave the house without wearing a burqa.

The whole radical islamic idiocy that women are unclean, and therefore need to cover every inch of their body in public, seems to apply to men in some segments of American culture. Very, very strange.
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Here we go again with American hang ups.

Why is it always about what men shouldn't wear.

What about women that wear low rise jeans and their fat is hanging out like a cupcake.

Or the woman who is wearing really short pants with cottage cheese legs.
Or the young girls with fat bellies wearing skin tight leggins.

This all makes me want to puke.

I would rather see mens "junk", through a pair of shorts

Thats a stupid term for penis.
Oh man, you are so right. You rock.
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