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TennisRunner
08-10-2010, 08:18 PM
Yeah, I get it that really no one wears short shorts, but in this heat and humidity, to me it makes perfect sense and I honestly don't care how it looks. My legs are in good shape and I'm pretty comfortable with myself wearing just about anything.

I've recently taken to wearing running shorts, say 4" inseam, but own none with pockets, nothing large enough to hold tennis balls.

Any suggestions? Any company making them short? Any alternatives? I've look already without much luck.

Thanks.

The_Question
08-10-2010, 08:22 PM
Shop at the women's section. You should have lots of choices to pick from...

FattyCakes
08-10-2010, 08:30 PM
XL in womens ftw!

tsongaali
08-10-2010, 08:33 PM
XL in womens ftw!

Yeah and if anyone asks, just say you lost a bet.:)

saigonbond
08-10-2010, 08:59 PM
Not to be crass, but how could you possibly keep "your boys" from saying hi to the world, while stretching for a wide ball in 4" inseam shorts?
Nike, Adidas, Fila, etc. all make very lightweight and moisture wicking shorts in "shorter inseams (6-8 in)" that aren't Daisy Dukes...

BreakPoint
08-10-2010, 09:22 PM
Not to be crass, but how could you possibly keep "your boys" from saying hi to the world, while stretching for a wide ball in 4" inseam shorts?
Pros had no problem wearing even 2" inseam shorts for decades without their "boys" saying hi to the world.

http://www.virginmedia.com/images/ivan-lendl-400.jpg

http://images1.makefive.com/images/200913/2a55f24cf75afdb6.jpg

http://crackbillionair.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/john-mcenroe.jpg

http://files.myopera.com/ellinidata/blog/0Bjorn%20Borg.jpg

saigonbond
08-10-2010, 09:53 PM
Pros had no problem wearing even 2" inseam shorts for decades without their "boys" saying hi to the world.


More power to ya! I'm sure they would look better on you than me. That doesn't mean we should bring them back...

So I suppose you would probably bring this style back and wear it too...

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/columns/newsmakers/gfx/andre-agassi-250.jpg

Bartelby
08-10-2010, 09:58 PM
Australian Rules Football players wear them so someone should have them online (but pockets would be rare):


http://www.sportsnewsireland.com/wp-content/uploads/cache/11741_thumbzoom.jpg




Yeah, I get it that really no one wears short shorts, but in this heat and humidity, to me it makes perfect sense and I honestly don't care how it looks. My legs are in good shape and I'm pretty comfortable with myself wearing just about anything.

I've recently taken to wearing running shorts, say 4" inseam, but own none with pockets, nothing large enough to hold tennis balls.

Any suggestions? Any company making them short? Any alternatives? I've look already without much luck.

Thanks.

mnm
08-11-2010, 03:52 AM
Its probably better to check out the vintage stuff thats around..
I played a couple of times in the replica of Borgs shorts.. my friends downstairs, did survive.. but i had problem fitting more than one ball in each pocket, which was annoying, so i gave it up.

Im also pretty big, so at that time i was around 115 kg just muscles, maybe could have something to do with the issue with the pockets :)

justsomeguy
08-11-2010, 05:06 AM
No pockets is tough. Have you considered a skirt? They sometimes have a built in panty with ball pockets. I would think a skirt would be even cooler than short shorts, and since you are so comfortable with yourself I would say it's worth a try.

Also, many of the ladies back in the day would simply hold the second ball in their off hand, then ditch it after their serve went in. No pockets necessary.

innoVAShaun
08-11-2010, 05:33 AM
Nike used to sell shorts with a 5.5" inseam. They usually came in the colors of the season. The last ones I rememeber seeing were in the color Slate. I believe that was fall of 2005.

TennisRunner
08-11-2010, 06:03 AM
More power to ya! I'm sure they would look better on you than me. That doesn't mean we should bring them back...

So I suppose you would probably bring this style back and wear it too...

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/columns/newsmakers/gfx/andre-agassi-250.jpg

I don't know that I'd go searching for that outfit, but if someone gave that to me, I'd be cool wearing it in my next match. :)

TennisRunner
08-11-2010, 06:05 AM
[QUOTE=BreakPoint;4933826]Pros had no problem wearing even 2" inseam shorts for decades without their "boys" saying hi to the world.

Thanks for some great examples/images there. I honestly think it's a pretty good look even today.

adidasman
08-11-2010, 06:27 AM
Buy what you like and take them to a seamstress to have them shortened. No big deal, and not all that expensive.

BreakPoint
08-11-2010, 11:57 AM
More power to ya! I'm sure they would look better on you than me. That doesn't mean we should bring them back...

So I suppose you would probably bring this style back and wear it too...

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/columns/newsmakers/gfx/andre-agassi-250.jpg

The short shorts looked classy. That Agassi outfit just looks ridiculous. :)

Figjam
08-11-2010, 12:22 PM
well if you're wearing shorts that short you had BETTER be wearing lycra under that, cause i dont want to see your pasty hairy thighs!!!


But those shoes are some of my favorite EVER

Nike: bring back that shirt and those shoes!!!!

Gasolina
08-11-2010, 12:25 PM
Buy what you like and take them to a seamstress to have them shortened. No big deal, and not all that expensive.
If you take current shorts and have em shortened then your junk will be saying hi to everyone in the club.

The shorts you can buy nowadays are looser. The short shorts from the 70's - 80's are probably made tighter that it doesn't fly up everytime you hit a forehand winner.

vandre
08-11-2010, 12:48 PM
well if you're wearing shorts that short you had BETTER be wearing lycra under that, cause i dont want to see your pasty hairy thighs!!!


But those shoes are some of my favorite EVER

Nike: bring back that shirt and those shoes!!!!

+1 10 char

serve stopper
08-11-2010, 03:41 PM
at least your tan lines won't be seen when you wear regular shorts :)

RogerRacket111
08-11-2010, 03:47 PM
Short Shorts. Its like the speedo of Tennis. I used to wear them when I was a kid. I feel sorry for the Ladies I think they used to enjoy watch the short shorts. Maybe it will come around fashion is cyclic

kevoT
08-11-2010, 04:10 PM
Still have 'em for rugby! I guess you can go and order shorts from kukri or canterbury's website.
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kevoT
08-11-2010, 04:12 PM
btw, you can also get spandex shorts from these companies (like the aussie rules guys in the pic up above somewhere)

Jaewonnie
08-11-2010, 04:32 PM
Rather than short shorts, I think the thickness of the shorts contributes a ton to leg heating. Before you get out there all excited in womens shorts ;) try out thinner shorts first..

saigonbond
08-11-2010, 07:56 PM
well if you're wearing shorts that short you had BETTER be wearing lycra under that, cause i dont want to see your pasty hairy thighs!!!


But those shoes are some of my favorite EVER

Nike: bring back that shirt and those shoes!!!!

Dunno bout the shirt, but the kicks yes (of course the Ballistecs are a mockoff of Agassi's kicks).

As you hoped for... the Nike Air Tech Challenge Hybrid (2009):
http://www.sneakerfreaker.com/sneaker-releases/Nike-Air-Tech-Challenge-Hybrid-black/

http://www.kicksonfire.com/2009/07/06/nike-air-tech-challenge-hybrid-black-mint/

http://www.nicekicks.com/2009/03/nike-air-tech-challenge-hybrid-2/

Cheers!

adidasman
08-12-2010, 07:02 AM
If you take current shorts and have em shortened then your junk will be saying hi to everyone in the club.

The shorts you can buy nowadays are looser. The short shorts from the 70's - 80's are probably made tighter that it doesn't fly up everytime you hit a forehand winner. I didn't say to shorten them to a 2" inseam; if you did that, the pockets would be hanging down below the shorts as well. But you could surely do 5 or 6 inches. Besides, don't you use something to hold your "junk" in? Like maybe a supporter or something?

Gasolina
08-12-2010, 08:03 AM
I didn't say to shorten them to a 2" inseam; if you did that, the pockets would be hanging down below the shorts as well. But you could surely do 5 or 6 inches. Besides, don't you use something to hold your "junk" in? Like maybe a supporter or something?
No bro I was only joking. I know its a "Serious Inquiry" but can't really help to poke fun to it.

Oh man imagin the pockets hanging out from under the shorts! GOLD

Chanto
08-12-2010, 09:33 AM
Try soccer shorts.

Admerr
08-12-2010, 10:01 AM
^That was my first thought. Although they don't have pockets I wear my Arsenal shorts often while playing tennis.

Chanto
08-12-2010, 10:20 AM
^That was my first thought. Although they don't have pockets I wear my Arsenal shorts often while playing tennis.

One could probably do some modifications by themselves, right?

adidasman
08-12-2010, 10:44 AM
No bro I was only joking. I know its a "Serious Inquiry" but can't really help to poke fun to it.

Oh man imagin the pockets hanging out from under the shorts! GOLD Yeah, that's always a good look - like guys back in the Seventies who had the boxers poking out below their cutoffs. Genius.

Good to know you're keeping your junk under wraps, Gasolina. ;)

TennisRunner
08-12-2010, 11:00 AM
Rather than short shorts, I think the thickness of the shorts contributes a ton to leg heating. Before you get out there all excited in womens shorts ;) try out thinner shorts first..

The issue for me is that when you are completely soaked in sweat, even the thinner long shorts are like having a wet towel wrapped around your legs.

For what it's worth I did happen to find a few vintage ones on **** that looked pretty good and ordered them. And yea I threw a women's pair in there just as well that pretty much look like running shorts but have larger pockets in front.

In between tennis I'm biking, swimming, running, roller blading so wearing very short shorts is nothing I'm afraid of even if it's way out of style.

I might look like an outcast out on the courts but I play a pretty mean game.

Thanks again to everyone for the suggestions, the laughs, it's all good. And yea, I did happen upon some rugby shorts with pockets as well that were a bit shorter than the norm.

I just try to look at the practical side of things rather than whether they make a fashion statement or not.