Men’s Fashion Flash: Five Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing Shorts

Well summertime is here, and of course guys want to look just as cool yet sophisticated as the ladies in warmer temps!
In case your boo wants to pull on a pair of shorts, tell him to first check out our quick guide to wearing shorts artfully.

Here are five fun do’s and don’ts:
1. Do choose the right length.

Anything from mid-thigh to just below the knee is certainly acceptable. If your shorts are too long, you’ll veer into awkward capri territory (and at that point why not just wear pants?).

Also anything shorter…is just uncivilized.

2. Don’t Sag.

It’s no longer the naughty nineties gentlemen. Pull those pants up! We really don’t need to see your underwear.

3. Do Incorporate Color.

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It’s the summer, so have fun. Veer away from predictable khaki with shorts in red or even purple. Really, you can do it.

4. Don’t wear athletic shorts off the court.

Leave your oversized gym shorts for when you’re working out (or en route to working out). Athletic shorts are simply not ok for lunch dates, barbeques, or dinner. Note: they can be acceptable for super casual days hanging with your boo.

5. Do play with prints.

Once again, it’s ok to be a bit bold. Not everyone can pull off ice cream shorts like Pharrell, but camouflage or stripes work for just about anyone.

Do you guys have anything to add?


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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