June 14, 2010  ·  mail  ·  style

Mailbag: Can shorts be cool?

JKJono writes: "Is it ever possible to look good in shorts, and if so what kind?" Answer: Not really. If you're totally built you might look good in spite of the shorts, but never because of them. A safer bet in warm weather is a loose, lightweight linen/cotton pant (left, $70 at Banana Republic) or seersucker (right, $90 from Cordarounds). You'll find a cheaper option at Uniqlo ($20), and H&M does a striped linen every year too.

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