what size inseam on my men's shorts?

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  1. blakesq

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    HI All,

    I am buying some men's tennis shorts online, and like my shorts to be a couple of inches ABOVE the knee. I am 5'10 1/2" tall. What length inseam should I look for? Thanks.

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  2. schap02

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    9 is pretty standard
    8.5 should be fine
     
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    I thought 9" was at the knee?

     
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    8.5 should be fine, also I have found most Adidasd shorts fit very short in length for some 6'1" they'd probably work for you
     
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    im the same height and 10 is at my knee so I'd either do 7-9 if i were you.
     
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    I'm 5'11 / 1.80m tall and use nike shorts between 7" and 9" long, 7" shorts are like 1.5" or 2" over the knee, while 9" are just above the knee
     
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  7. JoshDragon

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    9 inches or more. Anything less would be diaper shorts. :razz:
     
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  8. the wise wizard

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    7 inch. i am 6'2'' and a 9 inch hits at about the knee.
     
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    Methinks it's a matter of your own preference and taste, no? Some like it long like a capri a la J.Lo, some like it short to show off hairy thighs.

    Dangle the measuring tape from your jujus and see where you like it to end.
     
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    Good point, where is the inseam measured from? Is it measured from the crotch down the leg to where you want the shorts to end?


     
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    yeah that's exactly right, from the groin area down the inside of the leg. I like 9", anything less is too short for me. I usually like 9" inseam with 12" hem.
     
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    You got me thinking. Does it start from your real jujus (what happens if one has low-hanging jujus?!?) or the shorts' bottom cos usually this is way much lower than the real jujus?

    Can someone measure the actual inseam and see if it's the same as the Nike's site inseam?
     
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