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The Perfect Men's Shorts: Finding the right Length and Style, at every Age!

Finding the Perfect Shorts Length for Men

Shorts are the ultimate casual wear essential, especially during warmer months. But if you’ve ever wondered about the right length of shorts for your height or age, this guide is for you. Let's explore how to choose the perfect shorts length for men, considering both height and age.

The Best Shorts Length for Tall Men (Over 6'3")

Why It Matters

Tall men often struggle with shorts that either look too short or look to awkwardly long. The right length can make a world of difference in appearance and comfort.

Ideal Length

For taller men, aim for shorts that hit just above the knee. This length provides a balanced look, ensuring the shorts don’t appear too short.

Look for tall men's sizes wherever tall men's extended sizes are available.  Not Big & Tall?  Try a specialty retailer like FORtheFIT, whose Tall Men's Shorts are available in Sizes from S to 2XL. 

The Best Shorts Length for Short Men (Under 5'9")

Why It Matters

For shorter men, the wrong shorts length can make legs appear even shorter. The goal is to elongate the legs visually.

Ideal Length

Shorts that end 2-3 inches above the knee are the sweet spot for shorter men. This length helps create the illusion of longer legs.

Look for short men's sizes wherever short men's extended sizes are available.  Try a specialty, online retailer like FORtheFIT, whose Short Men's Shorts are available in range of sizes from S to 2XL. 

Choosing the Right Style by Age

In Your 20s

This is the time to experiment with trends and bold styles. Opt for:

  • Hybrid Shorts: Perfect for spontaneous adventures, beach outings, or gym sessions.
  • Bold Colors and Patterns: Don’t shy away from bright hues or interesting patterns.

In Your 30s

Focus on versatile pieces that can transition from casual to semi-formal settings:

  • Classic Chinos: Tailored and neat, they work well for day-to-day wear and low-key events.
  • Neutral Tones: Colors like navy, beige, and olive green are timeless and versatile.

In Your 40s and Beyond

Stick to classic, understated styles that offer both comfort and elegance:

  • Tailored Shorts: These provide a polished look suitable for most casual occasions.
  • Functional Fabrics: Opt for materials like cotton or linen for breathability and comfort.

Highlighting Current Fashion Trends

Fashion is always evolving, but some trends stand out for their practicality and style:


Choosing the right length and style of shorts can significantly impact your overall look and comfort. Whether you’re tall or short, in your 20s or your 50s, there’s a perfect pair of shorts for you. Ready to upgrade your wardrobe? Explore our latest collection of tall men's shorts and short men's shorts and find your ideal pair of shorts today.

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