Shorter inseams keep you cool, but the five-inch length is appropriate for short to average-height men. (A pair of these could be too short for a six-footer.) If the idea of showing off your thighs makes you nervous, go with a seven-inch inseam. It gives you that extra layer of protection while yet allowing you to breathe. The nine-inch is, of course, the most versatile of the lot. They should hit just above the knees, depending on your height. It’s probably time to go up in inseam if they’re running too long. And don’t worry if you’re still stumped.
The Perfect Shorts to Show Off Gains
You’ll want shorts that look excellent in bars or at barbecues as you return to in-person hangout. Fortunately, these Johnston & Murphy khakis with a nine-inch inseam are made of a moisture-wicking, wrinkle-resistant fabric that can be dressed up or down. They’re also created with a stretch waistline, so they’ll feel just like your favorite sweatpants.
Here are a few game-changing combinations that will make you look and feel great in every situation.
#1. The Work-From-Anywhere Pair
Do you remember cargo shorts? Slimmer fits and shorter inseams have modernized the early-2000s staple. This pair by Outerknown with an 8.25-inch inseam is fashioned for a closely tapered fit and is composed of lightweight and breathable corduroy to withstand lengthy excursions or even long days working from home. Plus, there are deep pockets!
#2. The No-Sweat Shorts
Vuori’s workout-workhorse shorts have a 7.5-inch inseam and anti-odor, quick-dry technology. That means they can handle lengthy runs, high-intensity interval training, gym sessions, even showing off leg gains.
#3. The Better-Than-You-Remember-Boardies
It’s time for a long-overdue swim now that several public beaches and pools have reopened. Two-way stretch for comfort, a super-soft lining, and the resilience to endure salt, sand, and over chlorination are all features of these all-day board shorts with a seven-inch inseam. They also have a shorter, seven-inch inseam than most other board shorts. This way, you can show off the leg gains you worked so hard for.