For Fashionistas, summer is synonymous with short shorts. It seems like each season, cut-offs creep closer and closer to resembling hot pants. And while on some occasions short shorts are not appropriate, for weekends, beach days or the impending music festivals, the sayings, “If you got it, flaunt it,” has never been more apropos.
But what about the Fashionistos? While I am sure they have enjoyed gazing at the bare legs of every Fashionista that passes by, the fellas seem to be afraid of embracing the shorter hemlines themselves. But this Fashionisto demonstrates how even the manliest of men can dare to bare some more leg this summer. And he is not alone. Retailers like J.Crew and the popular brand, Chubbies Shorts, are out to prove that the five inch inseam is the new nine inch.
The shorter inseam allows for a short that has both a European and Nantucket “bro” feel at the same time. The key to wearing this short is to opt for a slightly loose while still tailored fit, like this Fashionisto. I like the dark rose color of his short. By sporting pink and a shorter short, this Fashionisto proves that fashion is all about confidence.
Hint: When sporting short shorts, be sure to balance out the look with a more conservative top. This Fashionisto’s chambray button-down is still light and airy for summer, while creating a well-balanced look. Throw on a pair of boat shoes and grab your favorite novel for an afternoon spent enjoying the last few weeks of summer.