What Length Should Men’s Shorts?

With the weather heating up, there is no better time to look more closely at men’s shorts. Yes, there is a right length for your body when wearing shorts to make sure they are the most flattering. Like with trousers, the fit and length are integral to the overall look.

In this article, we will be focusing on the length of shorts when in your climates like the UK or US. We understand that when on holiday you can bend the rules slightly, as you bring into the mix different styles like swim shorts. But, these general style rules still apply to men whether home or abroad.

Shorts Length

Let’s just get straight out in the open. Men’s shorts should not sit below the knee – period. The most common lengths are 5”, 7”, 9”, and 11” for shorts, and we wouldn’t say one length is better than another. A lot is dependent on how tall you are. We would recommend the best length to look for are those shorts that sit 1″ – 3″ above your knee. 

Now, we aren’t saying you can’t go shorter than 3″ above the knee but that is entirely based on your preference. Most men might not feel confident that they have the legs or frame to pull off the shorter length. So, stick to the 1″ – 3″ guide.

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