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: â€œIf you have any insecurities, go with a longer look, like just above the knee,â€ says Leon. Longer than that and you enter â€œEuro-cute Capri-pantâ€ territory, says Macko. And beware of the other extreme: â€œMaybe an inch or two above the knee, tops.â€
Seriously, the Euro-Capri is to be avoided at all costs.
Comments on “New York Magazine on Shorts”
Love the blog, but just because itâ€™s hot out doesnâ€™t mean guys should automatically go hog-wild with the shorts. Frankly, it would behoove most guys to exercise a little more discretion when it comes to wearing shorts. Shorts might be appropriate when dining al fresco for lunch, for instance, but guys should really think about wearing pants for dinner, going to the theater, work, etc. I blogged about this recently, actually: http://mattthomas.wordpress.com/2008/05/19/shorts/
Ya that’s pretty funny, I don’t think guys should get too hog wild either. Once again nice blog. Good post.
I did a sandal breakdown on my blog yesterday, but thats another topic that should be used in moderation
thanks so much for the link love. i love guys in shorts, i have to say, even guys with little chicken legs :)
Good point about the shoes being the most important part. After all, what would cargo shorts be without Crocs?
You would not believe the aggravation I go through explaining to my younger cousins why shorts should not be 4 inches above their ankles. At that length how can you call them shorts.
Maybe with age they’ll get wiser.
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