I am to the point where I wear what I like to wear. Let’s call it my ‘style’. Whatever. It’s mine. Whether it’s fashionable or not is irrelevant to me.
On the subject of shorts, I have always been rather vocal about the absurdity of any inseam longer than seven inches. I don’t get it. It looks weird, especially in some sort of plaid. Shorts are supposed to be shorts – not cover half of your legs, or even come close to your knees. I have recently 100% transitioned to what I like to call the “Bob Weir Inseam”:
Bob Weir was the rock and roll side of the Grateful Dead. He played rhythm guitar and sang most of the band’s rock songs (as opposed to Jerry Garcia singing the more melodic tunes). One thing about Bob Weir was his shorts. Five inches max. Maybe six. That’s the way to roll. I recently had a closet purge, which resulted in a stacks of clothing going to the tailors for some tune ups and corrections. Quite a few of these were specifically for shortening shorts and cutting off pants. Five or six inches…that’s it.
To be honest, the Bob Weir Inseam makes you look taller, as well as making your legs look longer.
Now, wearing these shorts may not fit in with your normal mens section, but who cares? It’s your style. No one elses. You don’t have to look like you stepped out of a J. Crew catalog. It takes guts to wear these shorts, and quite frankly, if they don’t like it, give ’em one of these…say Bob sent you:
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