Much has been made about the appropriate length for short trousers, colloquially known as “shorts”. On the pages of FANTASTIC MAN No. 13, for instance, JEREMY HACKETT, a British designer of classic menswear, stated shorts “should definitely stop above the knee. I would say three inches above the knee.” In the same examination, ADAM BROWN, purveyor of men’s swimwear brand ORLEBAR BROWN, said the shorter the better – his most successful model stopping eight inches above the knee. JULIAN GANIO, fashion editor of FANTASTIC MAN, puts forth another proposition: shorts that end just above the knee. “I think it’s the most flattering length for the leg’s shape,” says JULIAN. “It’s also a proportion that isn’t explicit and works for everyone.” This yellow pair of shorts seen here is by E. TAUTZ and is worn with a linen T-shirt by MARGARET HOWELL. The grey suede shoes are by NEW BALANCE.