“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.”

12 Mar

Coco Chanel’s wisdom rings true in this most abrasive of trends – the chronic shortening of men’s shorts. Shorts have retreated above the knee since the turn of this century; that has become the standard in preppy and “frat” circles. Just above the knee isn’t a bad look, but I’m worried about where this is headed. Two of the foremost American propagators of the style, “Chubbies” and “Bonobos,” seem determined to push the envelope. Bonobos’ 5″ shorts represent the avant-garde of douchey apparel. I hate to say it, but 3-inchers are bound to follow.

Let’s be reasonable, show some modesty, and pray God doesn’t smite us all for this debauchery.

"I'd appreciate your input." - The Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch."

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