No matter where you come down on the great debate about men and shorts, I think we can all agree that these are entirely unacceptable. (But, you know, THEY ALL ARE.)
Oh I don't know. I think the simple blocky appeal constitutes a nice summer look.
"They're here worn with a…"
@Dave Bry – I agree. Accessorize with a neckerchief or beret for a sprightly summer ensemble!
@Tuna Surprise Or a big lolli.
You'd have to really wanna look like a chicken legs (or else have some bodacious thighs).
It's like a suit jacket for below the waist.
For the discerning 1970's sketch comedy manchild.
Listen people: enough hate. The Optimal Husband is half-New Zealander and he rocks the beard, shorts and boots as hard as Peter Jackson.
Why can't we all just get ashort?
It's like if Prince Charles was made into a pair of shorts.
If Choire can be gay, and you can do whatever it is you do with bears, I can wear shorts.
*not intended to be actually fantastic.
Perfectly fine shorts, provided your name is Jonty and you are a six year-old English boy in 1940.
@Donna Berry@twitter Ah, I missed this. I can only hope poor children during WWII were given chances to work off their parents' debts in such comfort.
and that's when I closed tab out of sheer horror.
To play devil's advocate: I happen to own a similar pair. I have nice legs and can wear whatever the fuck I want, and these look fantastic on me! I (would add that most people who's opinions I care about agree, but it doesn't matter either way)
Frankly, I don't understand The Awl's obsession with men's shorts. They're an actual garment! They've been around for nearly as long as most other pieces of our contemporary wardrobe. And it's not your place (nor is it anybody else's, but especially not yours, I think) to tell people what they should and shouldn't wear. It concerns me how much effort people put into processing and passing judgment on what others use to cover their bare skin.
When I load The Awl I'm looking for original and engaging articles. Or at least links to other people's original and engaging articles. I don't want the back pages of Harper's Bazaar. Buy! Keep! Snore.
@daniel "I have nice legs"
They're completely acceptable uniforms children sentenced to Dickensian workhouses.
That's basically a man-skort. *shudder*
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