Who Wears Short Shorts? Are you be brave enough to wear this latest fashion trend?

Women have traditionally had the upper-hand when it comes to getting wild with fashion, but the rules are continuously changing to allow us fellas to get more adventurous.

Take men’s shorts, which are on their way up in both popularity and hem lines. The almighty runways have declared this staple item will be getting shorter and shorter – and patterned or solid – color is a must this spring.

While shorts may not (yet) be suitable for the office, there is no reason why they shouldn’t be worn with a blazer if you’re setting out to make a statement. Just ask designer Thom Browne, who stated during Paris Fashion Week, “In my world, shorts are always appropriate.”

It’s not just high fashion guys having all the fun – Chubbies is a “shorts only” designer with pieces priced under $50, reminiscent of the short shorts of the 1980s.

Will you be unveiling those kneecaps this summer gents?

 

Michael Bastian - style.com

Michael Bastian

Billy Reid - style.com

Billy Reid

Raf Simons - style.com

Raf Simons

Thom Browne - style.com

Thom Browne

Chubbies.com

ChubbiesShorts.com

Craig Arend for The New York Times

Craig Arend for The New York Times

Chris Dibble

Christopher Dibble is a celebrity portraitist and fashion photographer in Los Angeles. His work has been featured in Time, People and Paper Magazine. Alongside fashion, Chris' other passion is food, as he represents one half of Fancy Boyz: A baking duo bridging contemporary palettes and traditional flavors using organic, seasonal ingredients. A self-proclaimed "Neo-Amish City Boy," Christopher also knits, quilts, and grows his own food while Instagram'ing, blogging and watching reality TV.