ALPHA MALE: Shorts for Summer
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Jeans? Never. Ever.
Four pockets. That's it.
An appropriate pair of men’s shorts usually only has four pockets – two in the back, two in the front. Generally they will either come in chino, chambray, or linen material and in a variety of different color options. There are no rules about colors, except for camo – unless you’re hiding in the wilderness, camo is never okay to wear, ever.
The appropriate length for men’s shorts is a rise around 9-11”, hitting an inch or 1 ½” above the kneecap. The only exception to this rule is for tennis players and runners, as some of their shorts are intentionally a bit shorter. This is a widely accepted fashion; just remember to be aware of any “junk” that might end up peaking out. When in doubt, remember that spandex under athletic shorts are always preferred. Pleated shorts look great if you’re playing golf. Otherwise, they’re not fashionable and just look plain silly.
Finally, the key to dressing well in shorts is to pair them with fashionable accessories. If you’re over the age of fourteen, you should always wear a belt. If your bare feet aren’t well kept or socially acceptable to be seen in public, then don’t wear flip-flops. Patterned shirts paired with patterned shorts don’t make a right, but two solids are a solid choice. Don’t let the summer heat control your fashion choices; with the right pair of shorts, you will always stay and look cool.
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