What about mens short-shorts? How to go short on a hot summer day without looking foolish wearing short-shorts? How do I accessorize: socks, no socks? Shoes, what kind? Tie, straight or bowtie?
–George, Brooklyn, NY
Short-shorts don't have to be a fashion faux pas. Try shirting with a loose silhouette on top of a great set of legs -- burly and tan. The trend is this: short-shorts hemlines are on the rise. Conventional shorts end at the knee. Experiment by elevating the hemline of traditional shorts steadily going shorter until you reach a length that feels comfortable on you -- mid-thigh should be about right. Unless, of course, you want to look like a marathon runner.
You wouldn't be comfortable for long wearing short-shorts that are painfully too tight.
Place your hands down by your sides and if the tips of your fingers can feel your shorts, the shorts are too long and are not iconic short-shorts.
Here are trends in accessorizing mens short-shorts that you can see for yourself: