Our friends at New York Magazine (with some help from the newly minted Details Fashion Director Michael Macko and one Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony fame) have a nice guide to men’s shorts in today’s issue.
The article’s advice is fairly straightforward, the most stylish will wear smart tailored shorts, as they pair most successfully with good shoes. I say, your choice in footwear is just as an important decision, because shorts draw more attention to your feet and will make or break a look. Something to keep in mind as you shop.
Shorts, 1968 style from Take Ivy.
My favorite tip was via Macko:
On Length: “If you have any insecurities, go with a longer look, like just above the knee,” says Leon. Longer than that and you enter “Euro-cute Capri-pant” territory, says Macko. And beware of the other extreme: “Maybe an inch or two above the knee, tops.”
Seriously, the Euro-Capri is to be avoided at all costs.