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In Europe, men early on wore knee breeches but the shorts, as we know them today, actually go back to the Military. Shorts were purely practical and were meant to help soldiers that were heavily packed in tropical climates to feel cooler. On the 1800's, school boy uniforms included knickerbockers which were shorter and over time, it turned into shorts. In the 1900's in the US, companies started advertising shorter pants as athletic wear but it would take until 30's until men would actually wear them when playing tennis.
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1. Tennis shorts
They're slightly shorter and cut wider so you can do biggers steps, there are no restrictions. Originally, they're made of cotton or wool.
2. Cargo shorts
They're defined by additional pockets, oftentimes on the side and they're practical in the sense that you can carry more, they're extremely unstylish.
3. Pleated shorts
Sometimes considered very outdated, on the other hand, they're actually quite practical especially if you have bigger thighs or a larger seat and you need more room.
4. Flat front shorts
They're basically the same cut without any pleats which gives you a slightly trimmer look and feel. They're most common in cotton twill fabric and oftentimes worn or paired with polo shirts.
5. Denim shorts
Popular in the 1970s and 80's but honestly, they're really outdated and you should not wear them.
6. Bermuda shorts
They're named after Bermuda which was a British overseas territory. They're basically shorts just end about an inch or 2 and a half centimeters above the knee, they're cut pretty wide with pleats. Traditionally, they came in beige and khaki colors, today, they also come in navy and all kinds of patterns.
7. Board shorts
They are used for surfing or for swimming or for beach wear but other than that, they're not really appropriate for anything else.
8. Madras shorts or plaid shorts
Madras is a special fabric from India. They pair really well with solid Polo shirts and they have that summery feel especially when you wear it with boat shoes. In terms of the cut, it's nice to have some elements of classic tailoring such as ticket pockets, regular pleats, or even side adjusters.
If you're a shorter guy, you should go with an inseam about 6-7 inches. If you're taller, about 9-10 inches will work better.
-Cotton is definitely a favorite of many men because it's soft and durable. Sometimes, it's stretched with polyester but you should avoid that and go for a 100% cotton especially when your fabric's madras.
-Linen It's airy and has this soft, summer character, look, and crisp feel.
-Navy or any shade of blues
-Salmon or pastel colors
-Bold madras patterns in yellow, red, burgundy, and mottled green.
Since this is a summer garment, don't be afraid to go lighter, just make sure there's enough contrast with your polo shirt or whatever you would wear.
Do's & Dont's
1. First of all, pay close attention to fit. Ideally, if you want a leg that is slightly larger than your thigh, comfortable when you sit, waist should fit snuggly like a regular pair of pants.
2. When you go with patterns, go for something classic such as stripes, checks, or dots. Camo may be in fashion right now, but it won't be in two years from now.
3. Make sure to wear light colored or even better, skin toned color underwear when you have light shorts otherwise, your underwear will show through.
4. Don't ever wear shorts with a dress shirt or a blazer unless you're in Bermuda.
5. Never wear shorts to your office.
6. Make sure there are no visible socks.
7. If you go with a light pair of shorts, make sure they have no pockets or a pocket lining that's as close to your skin tone as possible otherwise, it'll show through,
8. Don't ever wear denim shorts or cargo shorts because they're ugly.
9. Athletic shorts, bike shorts, board shorts should only be worn for their original purpose and not for anything else.
10. Avoid Flipflops
Overall, shorts are great in a casual setting, when it's really hot outside but generally, a long pair of pants will flatter you much more and make you look a lot more stylish. Otherwise, a breathable pair of fresco pants or seersucker pants will always trump your shorts.
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