I like the shorter short. I have been preaching that gospel to men since last summer. Ronen Jehezkel turned me on to it. His suits made me believe it could work again—and it does (if you have the legs). The shorter inseam creates the appearance of height while getting your thighs a little sun. Cropping your beloved shorts to new heights might seem, well, permanent—but there is a sans scissors approach to ease you into it. I’ve been cuffing my chino shorts this spring to achieve the same effect. Women, too, are following suit. Roll them to the desired length (I’ve rolled mine twice to a 6” inseam) and leave them there for the rest of the summer.
Photographed in Savannah, GA