If men and boys would not be teased or derogatorily labeled, would short shorts worn by males ever return to the fashion landscape?
These days shorts for males reminds me more of severe ”high water pants”, or culottes. Almost as if in the US there is an unwritten code: ”Thou shalt not wear thy shorts hem above the knee”, and especially not more than an inch. Even in sports where drag should be decreased and freedom of movement increase the shorts are more like drastically abbreviated pants. I wondered if men and boys started wearing traditional styled shorts link, and could do so without being teased, picked on, undermined or labeled in derogatory ways if the style would reappear from extinction to the fashion landscape. Is it that males would find it too uncomfortable from a physical standpoint to wear them, societal bias notwithstanding? Is the reason it is not seen now is because society being comfortable seeing females in booty shorts, get the heebie jeebies when a male shows that much leg? Are men and boys expected not to show as much skin? If someone tried to reintroduce the style and it doesn’t catch on, would the aversion to it come more from males or females?