Aaron Marino of alpha m. has an experiment for you. The next event that you attend where guys are wearing shorts, take notice of the ‘uniform’.

The uniform is typically ugly mandals (clunky, strappy, nasty), Polo shirt (standard cotton with jacked up color and another logo other than Polo),  and heavy / gigantic cargo shorts.

Instead of these big and baggy shorts, men’s shorts should not be too long. They should stop at the top of the knee cap and can actually go even more above your knee to show some thigh. Look for a lighter fabric than heavy cargo shorts.  City shorts are perfect with mid to low rise, tailored to thigh, and a lean look. Shop tailored and tapered men’s shorts at J Crew, Banana Republic, and The GAP. Go with more refined and stylish shorts this season.