The Good Life: Shorts

As a general rule, no one over the age of, well, 12 should leave the house in shorts. But this season’s crop has made us reconsider.


As a general rule, no one over the age of, well, 12 should leave the house in shorts. But this season’s crop—in prints and fabrics ranging from hounds-tooth to seersucker, and with details like vintage buttons, clean cuffs and slim pockets—has made us reconsider. Ladies, match cuffed short-shorts with a low granny-chic wedge. Guys, try a striped flat-front pair and, once and for all, stop prancing around town in those pleated too-short khaki ones from ’95!

Right: Ben Sherman shorts, $69 at Sparacino Mens, 115 South 13th Street, 215-922-4211.

Homepage: Johnson short shorts, $220 at Leehe Fai, 133 South 18th Street, 215-564-6111.