Scout Sixteen - In Short

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When it comes to my shorts it’s all in the name: the shorter, the better. I should clarify that while I wear shorts with inseams slightly shorter than your Average Joe, there is certainly a point when shorts become glorified thongs. I once saw an elderly woman wearing gold lamé hot pants on the metro and I’ve since been scarred from taking my inseams any shorter.

For many guys, I think the fear of wearing shorts that hit above the knee is (a) you’ll be sent headfirst into a limbo of questioned sexual orientation and South Beach-worthy indecency; or (b) your bits will be hanging out like they’re auditioning for a spot in the chorus line of The Full Monty. Thankfully, you’ll still have plenty of fabric left to cover up any of those insecurities (no offense to your bits, of course).

I opted for this corduroy pair from Topo Ranch for its West Coast vibe and stylish sensibility. I paired them with a crisp white button-down and an upgraded sneaker for a look that made afternoon errands a breeze.

What’s your take on the short-shorts trend? How low (high?) do you go? Let me know in the comments!

Topo Ranch Shorts / H&M Shirt / Ferragamo Sneakers (similar) / Caravelle Watch (similar)

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    1. Thanks! Ferragamo makes one heck of a great sneaker 🙂 They’re a bit pricey but they’re a worthy splurge that’ll last you YEARS.

  1. I love the way you styled the shorts, some guys over do it or do not know how to style short shorts which is probably why they never wear them. Trust me, I live in California and most of us guys love the shortest shorts we can find 🙂

  2. I don’t see what thr big deal is. I guess sometime in the 80s/90s it became the norm to wear shorts that fell below the knee, though if u ask me they are just baggy capri pants. I’ve always thought shorts should hit above the knee, that’s why they are called shorts afterall. In the 70s and early 80s men would normally wear shorts much shorter than what you have on in your pictures, and no one ever questioned their masculinity. The pendulum is just now making the swing back the other way in this particular fashion trend.

  3. Those shorts have the perfect lenght, for me at least. They look really cool and I really like them. This is a great summer kind of look, love it.
    I am IN LOVE with the new design of your blog, Love it.

  4. Sometimes shorts like that are difficult to wear. I’m a guy with a slim build. And have a very small waist. The error I run into a lot…is when fitting a small shirt on with it. It tends to hug around the waist. And causes the belt to be seen through the shirt. Button downs I can get away with. Or shirts worn open. T-shirts oddly enough are more challenging.

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