Mesh and Friends: Athletic Shorts for Everyday Wear

September 3, 2020

Mesh And Friends: Athletic Shorts For Everyday Wear

The line between what I find unacceptably sloppy and appealingly casual is not a straight line. It’s winding and blurry;…

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It's a Short Season for Long Sleeves with Short Pants

October 7, 2019

It’s A Short Season For Long Sleeves With Short Pants

When summer is at its sweaty zenith, or winter its dark, shivering nadir, you don’t really have to make many…

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How to Wear Shorts

July 23, 2019

How To Wear Shorts

Few items in men’s wardrobes have proven to be as controversial as shorts. They’re the most significant dividing line between…

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Eight Pairs of Shorts to Consider Right Now

June 28, 2019

Eight Pairs Of Shorts To Consider Right Now

We all have a friend who wears jeans year round, regardless of the weather. Indigo cotton to the ankle, always….

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Why Do Men Want So Badly to Wear Shorts to Work?

June 29, 2017

Why Do Men Want So Badly To Wear Shorts To Work?

Every summer we have the same debates: should men wear shorts? At all? If so, why can’t they wear them…

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The History of Men’s Right to Wear Shorts

August 7, 2015

The History Of Men’s Right To Wear Shorts

Feel oppressed by pants? Want to bare your legs? Troy Patterson has a fun piece today in the New York Times…

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Shorts with Dignity: Legitimately Possible?

August 5, 2015

Shorts With Dignity: Legitimately Possible?

It’s a debate that’s rehashed every summer: should men wear short pants in public? I thought we’d settled it: yes,…

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Shorts: Acceptable When Paired with Mild Reluctance

September 8, 2014

Shorts: Acceptable When Paired With Mild Reluctance

Several otherwise respectable writers and publications have dipped their toes into menswear blogging recently, spurred by an ongoing debate on…

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Yes, the back has a matching butt vortex

March 28, 2014

Yes, The Back Has A Matching Butt Vortex

To answer the question that I know is in your head: Yes, the back has a matching butt vortex.  breathnaigh:…

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Cargo shorts, T-shirt and hyper-designed running shoes

July 19, 2013

Cargo Shorts, T-shirt And Hyper-designed Running Shoes

“Well, the ubiquitous uniform nowadays seems to call for cargo shorts, T-shirt and hyper-designed running shoes. It’s a decent enough…

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Keeping Summer Simple

April 21, 2013

Keeping Summer Simple

I don’t love shorts, but I wear them. Why? The truth is that I’m a San Francisco guy living in…

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Hector sends this lovely little cartoon on the subject of short pants

January 11, 2013

Hector Sends This Lovely Little Cartoon On The Subject Of Short Pants

Hector sends this lovely little cartoon on the subject of short pants. It’s entitled “Half A Pantaloon.” (Source:

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