One of our favorite writers, David Colman, recently tackled the changing landscape of men's shorts in The Wall Street Journal. "Given how change in the menswear world is measured—think millimeters per decade rather than centimeters per season for women's wear—shorts are shortening quickly," he writes. "If men's shorts were a glacier in Greenland, scientists would be freaking out." After all, in just a few years, shorts have gone from over-the-knee 15-inch inseams to a quadriceps-exposing 7 inches, and continue moving north. The piece offers options from brands new and old and speaks with some menswear veterans to get their perspective on the style and where we're heading.
I just don't like the longer lengths.
They cut off your body in a strange place.”