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Men's shorts are Getting Shorter and Shorter

May 17 2014, 4:47am CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff

Men’s Shorts Getting Shorter and Shorter
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It seems fashion and men's wear (shorts) tends to undergo transformations in matters of size and choice. Shorts are getting shorter and shorter with the passage of time.

Everybody knows about hemlines (men's shorts) becoming shorter with the passage of time. But did you know that the same is the case in the male department. Since the past 20 years, men’s shorts have been mostly lengthy. 

Well, all that is about to change for the better. What used to be knickerbockers are getting a makeover. Shorts have been getting cut at the margins so that they have started appearing skimpy. The difference began in millimeters and went on to centimeters and inches. 

According to WSJ, "In the past few years, the low-water-mark length of a (men's shorts) 15-inch-or-so inseam receded to knee-length (11 inches), then a knee-baring 9 inches, then to a quadriceps-exposing 7 inches and on to the newly fashionable thigh-flaunting 5 inches." 

Now, a whole lot of changes have transpired so that the shorts just don’t look the same. One company which exhibits such behavior is Chubbies. Founded by four men, three years ago, Chubbies introduced something different than the cargo pants of yore. The generation was sick and tired of the trends of the past and wanted something new. 

"We spend too much time in the gym to hide under frumpy shorts that say, 'I don't care how I look,' " said Rainer Castillo, one of Chubbies' founders and the chief designer. The brand's goal is to bridge the divide between long cargo shorts and fussy, high-end designer short-shorts.

It all depends upon the inseam. How lengthy it is makes all the difference in the world. There is another men’s designer named Mashburn who also hates lengthier shorts. 

"I just don't like the longer lengths. They cut off your body in a strange place," said Mr. Mashburn. But whereas Chubbies deals in the inseam, Mashburn concentrates on the outseam instead. 

However, one thing is for sure. One size doesn’t fit all. The fact is that it takes different strokes for different folks. While many of the younger generation of males prefer shorter versions, those a little mature don’t want such revealing shorts. It’s all a matter of choice. 

 

Then there are the issues of height and poundage. The type of shorts one wears ought to be in accordance with the sort of body one has. If there is a mismatch then things will not look so good in the gym or in the bedroom or even on the beach. Nobody wants to look like a fool before his friends and family. So select the shorts wisely and with care.

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