February 2, 2011

Shorts for Men

Ideally, shorts are a favorite piece of clothing for most men. The key is to find ones that fit and flatter the body type. Eventually, you can appear more confident once you know the styles that are made just for you.

Comfort and fit are the two most important factors while choosing a pair of shorts. Buy shorts like how you would buy pants. It should neither be too loose nor too tight.

Do avoid ultra short ones even if you have well –toned legs. The best length is the one that reaches just above your knee. However, any length from mid thigh to mid knee makes you look put together. If you are of a shorter stature, opt for ones that have a short inseam. Exposing your knees can make you appear taller. And, vice versa for taller men – choose shorts that have a longer inseam so that you don’t show too much of your leg.
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The best choice with shorts is a T-shirt. Avoid too baggy shirts or silky ones with shorts. If you are tucking your shirts in, make sure you wear a belt. Nonetheless, try avoiding tucking your shirt as they don’t make a good style statement.

Wear loafers, flip flops, sandals or boat shoes without socks. Never ever wear socks with sandals in particular. That can be the biggest faux pas ever for men. There is really no point in wearing sandals. Sandals are designed to be worn without socks so that the feet can breathe easily. If you prefer something covered, opt for boat shoes or sneakers instead. If you have very skinny legs choose footwear like flip flops. On the other hand, if you have large legs opt for bigger shoes to maintain the balance. It depends on the width of your leg.

Flat front is the most flattering style for men. As far as possible, avoid pleated shorts. Tapered style shorts can make your hips or waists look large. Avoid this style if you are heavily built. Pockets make a difference. The older you are, the shorter the pockets should be. Leave the large pockets to the teens.

Do not wear your gym or athletic shorts anywhere and everywhere. Save your gym shorts for the gym. Also, biking shorts can look totally unattractive on men. They lack the style and are a major turn –off .Avoid it!

Jeans shorts do not look really great on men. If you must, wear knee length ones which has frayed edges. The key here is to make it look cool and stylish. An alternative to jeans shorts is the relaxed cotton shorts. Different types of styles are available in the market today to suit every body type.

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Shorts take an important place in a man’s wardrobe due to its comfort and versatility. Looking good in it takes a bit of effort and care. However, when teamed well, it’s one of the coolest attire for any man.



  1. Don't they make real shorts for men anymore. That don't look like baggy tents.

  2. Why not ?? there are numerous choices depending on ur style and comfort level.
    In case you are not able to find one of ur choice, get them tailor made....there are lotsa designers out there who do a great job :)

  3. Nice information about shorts. I like to wear shorts because they are very comfortable.

  4. Hi,
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