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<span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">This actually started last summer when I went into Kohl’s to buy a pair of regular casual shorts and had a hard time finding a pair with less than a 9” inseam, which in my opinion I really look goofy in. Way back when I was in my 20s, we all wore shorts that were pretty short. Cutoff Levis were in vogue, and we laughed at our parents in their long “Bermuda” shorts (of course, the black socks and wingtips didn’t do too much for that look either).</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Now of course, it's reversed and kids my son’s age wear baggy shorts at or below their knees, and I think they are grossed out by guys my age who are showing some thigh. But hey – I’ve worked hard at running to get legs like this, which are frankly the best part of my anatomy these days.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">So the other day when I was browsing online for some new running shorts, I took note that the big manufacturers like Nike, Asics, etc. are showing running shorts with 8 or 9-inch inseams. Is this the current or coming style? Can you really run comfortably with all that fabric flapping around your legs? I measured my current favorite shorts (see avatar), and they’re more like a 4” inseam. Am I committing a fashion faux-pas by still wearing shorts like this? Do younger people see me and quickly turn their heads away?</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">I need to figure this out before I put down my hard-earned money on an updated wardrobe. <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"></span>
 

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Hi Roch. This could be a good thing, after a long winter exposing my lilly white legs for all to view could be quite blinding! Larry
 

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I adore the short shorts on guys, especially runners. I think your legs are yummy, rochrunner, please show as much of them as possible.
 

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A local newspaper columnist wrote a hilarious (IMHO) piece about young men's fashions -the gist of it being "the teenage years, the one time in men's lives when they can count on having a slim figure and a full head of hair, are spent in ultra-baggy pants and backwards baseball caps." Personally, I have puzzled over men's and women's swim fashions, which seem cruelly designed to actually highlight the problem areas of each sex and conceal the bits you might actually want to show (although many women's swimsuits don't conceal ANYTHING).<br><br>
Show us your legs, roch! You worked hard for 'em.
 

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how disappointing to open this thread and not even have one photo of Roch in shorts. . . . <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif">
 

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My high school son loves the real short running shorts. Actually, all the guys on his team do. They can't stand the newer styles either. Keep wearing them short!!<br><br>
BTW....Eastbay has some Nike running shorts that my DS loves! Check out their website.
 

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This is all I have to say on this subject.<br><br>
(That's roch in the background in the red singlet, BTW.)<br><br><img alt="" src="http://lh4.google.com/dwgerdes/RsyoHcd2-3I/AAAAAAAAARI/FFAX06UETIY/s400/Me-and-Cheboiywo.JPG" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Exhibit A. '70s - short shorts.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://images.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/_photos/2006-07-06-pele-med.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Exhibit B. More recent long style. Blech.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.hollyscoop.com/BlogImages/87252992---david_beckham.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Exhibit C. This year's trend for isometric squats, the pool, and Arizona relay teams. <span style="font-size:xx-small;">Please take note, Masters Men.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://images.worldcupblog.org/ecu/beckham5.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
Okay, I jest about the last one. Not good to have that much sun exposure. <img alt="rolleyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/rolleyes.gif"><br></span>
 

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My boys like their soccer shorts long like that. If they feel they're too short (they also wear boxers and feel like they "flash" spectators and teammates alike!), they put another pair, usually the compression shorts, underneath. This gets lots of comments from their dad about wearing "petticoats" under their shorts. They boys aren't quite sure what petticoats are, but they're sure they're not good! <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"> Lots of comments about the dark ages and swimsuits with sleeves... It gets interesting.<br><br>
I agree... these kids have wonderful strong slim bodies and they were the pants all baggy and hanging off their butts. Drives me crazy.
 

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I recently bought some running shorts and wasn't too happy with their length. But, one of the main reasons I got them was because they have pockets (2 on the side and a zippered one in back). Otherwise I'll stick to my short shorts.
 

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Henry, that's my biggest beef about the running shorts today: no pockets! No way can I squeeze my hankie into that wee pocket! Grrrrr. And, no, I don't like wearing belts and the like. Just slash pockets, that's all I ask.
 

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Sans Souci, thanks for the pix. Learned alot about anatomy today. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br>
This discussion sure beats all those running skirt/skort threads!
 

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SS, don't tell me you haven't heard of <a href="http://raceready.com/" target="_blank">RaceReady</a> shorts. How many pockets does a gal need?
 

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My be-hind <i>is</i> big.
 

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Uh, yeah, but I fergot. (Am I losing my marbles?) There they are, up there.<br><br>
I love RaceReady shorts. Not available in Canada, you say? Pity.<br><br>
The black short gang, we are.<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">(Change of avatar only temporary. That mad rabbit is more <i>me</i>.)</span>
 

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I like my RR shorts. Next time, I think I'll get the longer inseam, as I must apply BodyGlide for them to be comfortable for more than 10K or so.<br><br>
Black shorts are, unfortunately, a necessity for me when racing.<br><br>
(Edited to note the topical generation difference: 225 seems to think long shorts are the way to go....)<br><img alt="" src="http://members.shaw.ca/arfenarf/pictures/pioneer081.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Because I wore shorter shorts I beat this little bugger to the finish...<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3/labduck/16651-261-006t-1.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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SS, the Raceready site says that they're available at the Long Run in Mississauga. But hey, Canada's a helluva big country!<br><br>
Actually, I was hoping for pictures of guys in compression tights, but Exhibit C will do just fine, thanks!<br><br>
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