Menswear: Shorts


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Paolo G
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7408 posts since 10/8/06

15 Sep 2007 13:50
Thats bollocks dan. Your on a fashion forum full of guys, bit late to start getting all manly.
New York Herald Tribune
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2015 posts since 13/8/04

15 Sep 2007 14:18
if you're going to italy you'll see how non-homo and much cooler italian fellas look in their above knee shorts and socks compared to brits in cargo shorts and sockless sneakers…
Trystero
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1633 posts since 1/8/07

15 Sep 2007 15:38
eent wrote: Shorts above your knee make you look gayer Laughing out loud
Roll Eyes

Definitely don't go with cargo/basketball shorts unless you want to look like a sloppy American tourist.

I'd personally suggest getting a pair of plain shorts that are slim and slightly tapered, preferably with a small turn up, that sit just above the knee (basically along the lines of what inxdecline described). I think even shorter shorts can look good though, depending on what you wear them with.

Have a look on the Sartorialist if you need ideas, should be some good examples on there.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

15 Sep 2007 15:40
I didn't suggest for him to wear basketball shorts, i said, that I wore them casually, because they are comfy.
india
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5665 posts since 31/10/05

15 Sep 2007 17:34
do not backtrack.

wear short shorts.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

15 Sep 2007 17:52
I'm not, read my posts then tell me how i backtracked
Noble Locks
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15 Sep 2007 18:03
eent wrote:
inxdecline wrote:
eent wrote: Whatever you do, don't wear short shorts. Anything just below the knee. I like basketball shorts for casual (no wigga)
There speaks a fashion expert

I've yet to see anyone look good in short shorts. FACT
Lies.

eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

15 Sep 2007 18:08
Laughing out loud
robii
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15 Sep 2007 18:20
New York Herald Tribune! wrote: if you're going to italy you'll see how non-homo and much cooler italian fellas look in their above knee shorts and socks compared to brits in cargo shorts and sockless sneakers…

Watch The Talented Mr Ripley for examples
dan-tours-velos
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15 Sep 2007 19:49
eent wrote: Laughing out loud
morning mist
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17 Sep 2007 22:34
Cool Laughing out loud
purple
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18 Sep 2007 01:29
Laughing out loud
SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

7 May 2008 22:21
robii wrote:
New York Herald Tribune! wrote: if you're going to italy you'll see how non-homo and much cooler italian fellas look in their above knee shorts and socks compared to brits in cargo shorts and sockless sneakers…

Watch The Talented Mr Ripley for examples

after that look tbh, anyone seen any nice smart style online?
or maybe some classic white cotton tennis styles.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

7 May 2008 22:31
I'm going to go looking on the high street for smart shorts (not above the knee though) this weekend so will post up anything decent
6thEdition
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5882 posts since 7/3/08

7 May 2008 22:42
i'm going for some smarth shorts sometime soon, going to raid the highstreet as i don't want to pay more than £30 per pair, i won't wear them much

would love these

http://www.topman.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag;=&catalogId;=17551&storeId;=12555&categoryId;=117402&parent;_category_rn=98086&productId;=680736&langId;=-1

http://www.topman.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=17551&storeId;=12555&categoryId;=117402&parent;_category_rn=98086&langId;=-1⊤=Y
Brian Damage
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8024 posts since 21/10/03

7 May 2008 22:50
robii wrote: I'm going to go looking on the high street for smart shorts (not above the knee though) this weekend so will post up anything decent

saw some nice blue tailored ones in hnm as well as darker colours and stripes, but the bright blue ones caught my eye think they were £20
Paolo G
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7408 posts since 10/8/06

7 May 2008 23:01
New York Herald Tribune! wrote: if you're going to italy you'll see how non-homo and much cooler italian fellas look in their above knee shorts and socks compared to brits in cargo shorts and sockless sneakers…

Word gotta have the legs and general figure for it tho.

Generally speaking it is difficult for people to look cool whilst wearing shorts.
artiefufkin
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382 posts since 11/7/06

7 May 2008 23:25
robii wrote: I'm going to go looking on the high street for smart shorts (not above the knee though) this weekend so will post up anything decent

I picked up some nice smart chino shorts in COS last summer - I should imagine they'll do something similar this year.
Jason789
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6210 posts since 2/1/07

7 May 2008 23:28
artiefufkin wrote:
robii wrote: I'm going to go looking on the high street for smart shorts (not above the knee though) this weekend so will post up anything decent

I picked up some nice smart chino shorts in COS last summer - I should imagine they'll do something similar this year.
COS got some nice ones for around £30-£40
SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

7 May 2008 23:30
Yeah smart , white socks with strips pulled up and pumps for me Laughing out loud
Going to try iy anyway, maybe even some sort of shoe. I may check out the shops aswell, just easier online Smiling