This is a simple, free trick that will make you look a little better in those new khaki shorts you just bought in preparation for the best summer of your life. Ready for it?
Roll them up.
That’s right. Rolling short isn’t just for the ladies. Oftentimes a new pair of shorts will fit great around the waist and in the seat, but they will go just an inch or two past the knees, which only makes you look shorter. You’re not in seventh grade anymore, and you need to show some thigh…even if it’s pale and hairy like mine.
Just roll them up to desired length. One roll for a slight adjustment, two for the more adventurous among us, and three for that coveted “just stormed a beach like James Bond with some hot chick who’s trying to kill and/or sleep with me” look.
If you are having trouble keeping them rolled, you can use small safety pins (like these) to hold them in place. For a more permanent solution, you can sew a few stitches into either side of your shorts (or ask your dry cleaner to do this for you).
Don’t be afraid to show some skin. Roll those shorts up today!