Wearing Sweat Shorts, What's The Right Length?


Can you go down low?

All the way to the floor?

When it comes to sweat shorts the main purpose is to be comfortable. But if you want to wear them out and about, and get away with it, then it is important to find the right length.

I started the guide with sweat short length because this is the most important part of buying sweat shorts.

The first thing people are going to notice, if they notice anything at all, is going to be the length of your shorts.

You don't want to be Adam Sandler in this picture. No disrespect to the comedic genius but those shorts are way too baggy.

We all work hard for our bodies. No reason to cover them up completely with super baggy and loose fitting shorts.

On the other end you don’t wanna look like John Stockton either. Unless you have quads like Arnold then really short shorts probably don't look good on you.

However if you are working out in sweat shorts then a higher style is OK. But that is only if you workout in them

Golden Rule

So the rule of thumb when dealing with short length is 1” to 2” inches from the middle of your knee cap either up or down.

This length will cover of your white thighs and still show the strength of your calves and lower body.

If you buy shorts that match that length then you are home free to wear sweat shorts wherever you want.

Something like material or drawstrings will rarely ever get noticed, unless someone is weirdo or your girlfriend...

Finding that right length of short can be difficult. Especially when buying them online.

Here are a few tricks to make sure you get the length of short you are expecting.

Most shorts online will come with an inseam length. For example this.

The inseam is the measurement from the crotch to the bottom of the hem. Using this video you can measure your inseam and then buy all shorts accordingly.

You short will then always be the perfect length.

Another quick trick when dealing with sweat short lengths. Sweat shorts have an elastic waist band and drawstring, if you need them to sit a little higher you are able to tie up the drawstring or if you need them lower you can loosen the drawstring.

Once you find the perfect length for sweat shorts. You are on your way to wearing sweat shorts whenever you want. And becoming a sweat short connoisseur.

Stay comfortable. Stay awesome.

Michael Lamb

I discovered sweat shorts about 10 years ago. I fell in love with them, and I am glad I did.