Young boys wore short pants once upon a time, and their transition to trousers was a coming of age that left little inclination to ever go back. Those memories are gone now of course, and we see shorts-wearing men in the oddest of places.
Shorts have their place in hot weather and that place is around the house and on the beach - essentially the same places that a man can properly wear espadrilles. Hiking and other athletic pursuits are also appropriate venues, with golf being neither fish nor fowl (there are still courses where men dress well to play, and shorts are less appropriate there). The well dressed man is trousered otherwise. 'Nuff said.
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