How did the 5-inch inseam become trendy?



Many men have a deep and unquestionable love for wearing shorts; it’s the ultimate expression of both being comfortable and having a simple and unique style. 

On the other hand, many people think that shorts on men are a childish garment, but each one with their own!

The fact is that shorts are still the perfect choice for men to wear in those sunny summer days, since, why should men have to suffer in long pants? No, they deserve to be free! 

When you go shopping for clothing, one confusing decision men face is the proper length for shorts. But this is totally up to you, since you’re the one who decides: how much leg is too much? How much is too little? 

And the thing is that shorts are way more different than pants, since for buying the second ones the ideal length is determined by the actual length of your legs. While, shorts length is based on whatever length you decide to wear.

As you might expect, taller guys should go for slightly longer shorts while shorter guys should lean toward the shorter side. But what if you want a little more insight? How do you know which length is right for your situation? Here’s what you need to know when wearing shorts.

Like pants, shorts length is determined by the inseam (the length from the crotch to the hem of the shorts). But unlike pants, shorts come in much smaller lengths!

The most popular lengths for shorts are 5 inches, 7 inches, 9 inches, and 11 inches. However, nowadays, it is more popular to wear shorter shorts, so that makes 5 inches shorts the ideal alternative to wear. 

From the 80's to Tik Tok 


The trend for men wearing short shorts had a lot of impact in the 1970s and 1980s. It’s a clear possibility that our fathers used to wear them, as well as our professors, bosses and neighbors; after all, they were also young back in those days. Professional basketball and tennis players also took an important role in this trend. However, when the 1990s arrived, the length in men’s clothes gradually became larger, a trend that lasted until the 2000s, the years in which it reached its peak. 

After that, it was common to find men’s clothes as loose as possible, with a sagging style. This trend was around for some years.

When the mid-2010s arrived, the sagging style was done, and the common length of men’s shorts became stable around the knee. 

Nowadays, modern trends try to take the stabilization of shorts from the mid-2010s a little bit further: taking them to 5 inches swim trunks.

With the appearance of social media and apps for sharing and creating trends, Tik Tok showed up with the trend of wearing 5 inches shorts. This goes hand by hand with the fact that quads became the new biceps in today’s society, so the obvious reason that short shorts are trending for men is that they simply show more leg, and an exposed muscular thigh, is a perfect reason for any men to revive this old trend, and to encourage more people to embrace it.

So, men wearing 5 inches shorts and having strong legs with quads are the ones who receive the whole focus of attention.

And as the trend of short shorts was supported in the 70’s and 80’s by sport professionals, now regular people do the same with just recording a video of less than one minute and uploading it to Tik Tok.

So, be part of this trend, as well, embrace wearing 5 inches shorts and show the world your legs!