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Old 05-23-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Retirementland
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It seems strange to make a blanket statement that men look awkward in short pants, period. Maybe certain types of shorts, maybe shorts that are too tight, but any shorts at all?
The only exclusion that I really have to the statement are boardshorts, cut-off-at-the-knee skinny jeans, and calf-length baggy JNCO type shorts. I think it has something to do with most guys I've seen wearing shorts having extremely bony knees that most shorts tend to accentuate.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Shorts accentuate both knock knees and bow legs.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:46 AM
 
Location: SWUS
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I like my shorts to end just below the knee so that when I sit down, my knees are covered. Don't ask why..

The problem is that since I'm not an old geezer who wears his shorts right at his belly button/right on his waist, I have a hard time finding shorts that fit correctly without being too baggy or needing to be worn up high. I usually just err on the side of comfort and get what I can find, though :S
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Good question. I think it's pretty weird.

People on here talk about what people should wear as if it were some concrete rule with a logical reason behind it, rather than just a fashion that changes over time.

Not long ago, men routinely wore shorts that ended above the knee, and nobody was bothered by it. I think it's pretty strange that anybody would think there's something actually wrong with a man exposing, say, 1/3 of the top half of his leg. And heaven forbid if he has hair on his legs. Who can imagine that?

As I said, there are some REALLY weird comments in this thread.
I agree, there are really closed minded people on this board, and serious hang ups about the male body...
My uncle lives in Florida, he is probably in his 70's, wears shorts all the time.... Florida- Hot- Humid= shorts. What is so strange about that???
Brooklyn NY, Summer- Hot- Humid = men wear shorts....Whats the problem...

threads like this really make me laugh, because it tells me that Americans really do have the stupidest hangups about the male body........
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Men in shorts usually make me laugh. There's just something very awkward looking about it...

your 18, you gotta be kidding me
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Retirementland
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your 18, you gotta be kidding me
What's to kid about?
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I agree, there are really closed minded people on this board, and serious hang ups about the male body...
My uncle lives in Florida, he is probably in his 70's, wears shorts all the time.... Florida- Hot- Humid= shorts. What is so strange about that???
Brooklyn NY, Summer- Hot- Humid = men wear shorts....Whats the problem...

threads like this really make me laugh, because it tells me that Americans really do have the stupidest hangups about the male body........
I live in Florida, and I don't even own a pair of shorts. I mostly wear jeans.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I don't understand why a man in shorts would be considered peculiar. Some men choose not to wear shorts and some do. I'm not wild about seeing guys in short shorts or tight shorts, but there are lots of great styles of shorts (and great male legs) out there. It's all good either way.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Retirementland
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threads like this really make me laugh, because it tells me that Americans really do have the stupidest hangups about the male body........
I don't have hangups about the male body.

I have hangups about clothes that accentuate features that could do without accentuating.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I don't have hangups about the male body.

I have hangups about clothes that accentuate features that could do without accentuating.
LEGS!!!!!
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