The question of whether or not grown men should wear shorts is being discussed all the time. If you do decide to wear them, we won't criticise you for them in any way. The last thing you want to do is suffocate when it's this hot. We get it. But there's no question about how to pull off a chic look while wearing them.
Because there is a very little amount of cloth involved in shorts, the details must be perfect. This encompasses both the length and the width. It is getting to the point where we are almost making fun of ourselves when we recommend that men's above the knee shorts steer clear of cargo shorts. Despite this, it is important to emphasise that cargo shorts are not only unattractive but also often have bad fits, come with excessively long inseams, and produce an unbalanced shape.
Shorts Need To Fit Well
First things first: check that your shorts end far over your kneecaps. This is the most important consideration when it comes to wearing men's above the knee shorts. As long as they fall just above the knee, the exact length is irrelevant to us; we only care that they are above the knee.
For most guys, if you're roughly average height, this will translate to an inseam measurement of somewhere between 5 and 7 inches. If you keep it up for much longer, you'll give the impression that you're preparing to visit the skate park. Consider how snug your shorts are since this is the second-most critical factor to consider. You want them to have a snug fit, following the natural taper of your legs, but not be too constricting.
Your silhouette will be ruined if you wear a pair of shorts with a huge leg opening that billows over your knees. This will cause an imbalance, and your lower half will seem uncomfortable and visibly heavier than your upper half.
Fit Them Into An Outfit
The last aspect of looking good in shorts is determining what to wear. When most of your legs are bare, it seems strange to have socks that come up to your ankles and are large.The top block is the next object that requires your attention, so make sure you focus on that. You can get away with wearing a sweatshirt or a long-sleeved shirt in addition to a short-sleeved shirt or a t-shirt, but the former is the more prudent.
Keep in mind that the rest of your outfit, including your shirt and shoes, should reflect the informal nature of shorts. However, you are not permitted to wear a jacket with shorts. Shorts are too informal of an item to match with professional attire, and the visual imbalance is too large to get away with.
The Rest Is Up To You
The other aspects, such as colour, fashion, and the selection of cloth, are entirely up to your discretion and how you like to present yourself. As a default option for casual shorts, chino-style shorts are highly popular. Some merchants call "dock shorts," which are shorts with an elastic waistband that are very comfortable, come with a drawstring, and have fewer pockets than traditional shorts.