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Is there a rule about stylish shorts length?

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oinkment Fri 03-May-13 17:46:26

I have 3 pairs of flat fronted linen trousers. They are tailored (ie proper fit waist with fly and pockets). They are useful colours. They are also exactly the wrongest of mid-shin length. I am going to turn them into shorts.

Any advice?

On the knee? An inch below? Is there a rule?

A turned up cuff?

I'm aiming for classic, elegant and stylish. I don't really do fashionable.

OneLittleLady Fri 03-May-13 17:51:25

I'd personally go for either just on the knee or an inch below with a turn up.

gruffalocake Fri 03-May-13 17:56:08

I think on the knee or a fraction above would be most elegant. If below knee your verging back towards an odd looking 3/4 length trouser. Turn up is classic if the fabric is thick enough/ starchy enough. If it's a floppy linen it might be annoying to keep it looking smart.

oinkment Fri 03-May-13 18:07:30

Yes the fabric is thick enough for a turn up without it flopping open.

When you both say on the knee do you mean in the middle of the kneecap? Half way up?

OneLittleLady Fri 03-May-13 18:19:18

I'd say middle of the knee cap. no higher than that.

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