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Golf shorts 9" inseam or less


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#61 Conrad1953

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:17 PM

View Postthird-times-a-charm, on 04 August 2017 - 12:21 PM, said:

View Postbigred90gt, on 04 August 2017 - 11:38 AM, said:

Attachment LENGHT-OF-SHORTS.jpg

The 10.5" inseam (in this picture, and yes, I know it will vary based on height/leg length) is BARELY acceptable, for swim trunks. I cant imagine why any man would want anything shorter than that.

because I'm 5'9 and any inseam longer than 7" goes below my knee. And you cant trust a man with shorts below his knees.

also the model in these photos is probably like 6'4 with longer quads than normal.

Wow, I'm 5'10" and 10.5 doesn't even reach my knee. 7" would look hideous.
I can even wear 12" inseams. They go about mid knee. I guess we are of way
different proportions.


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#62 Conrad1953

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:23 PM

Glad I own lots and lots of golf shorts; mostly Nike. I won't need to ever
buy shorts again. The Nike standard fit was fine for me.

If the trend is going back to the shorty shorts we wore in the 70s and 80s
all I can say is I'm glad I won't be wearin' em'.

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#63 Hilltopper413

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:46 PM

View PostConrad1953, on 15 October 2017 - 08:17 PM, said:

View Postthird-times-a-charm, on 04 August 2017 - 12:21 PM, said:

View Postbigred90gt, on 04 August 2017 - 11:38 AM, said:

Attachment LENGHT-OF-SHORTS.jpg

The 10.5" inseam (in this picture, and yes, I know it will vary based on height/leg length) is BARELY acceptable, for swim trunks. I cant imagine why any man would want anything shorter than that.

because I'm 5'9 and any inseam longer than 7" goes below my knee. And you cant trust a man with shorts below his knees.

also the model in these photos is probably like 6'4 with longer quads than normal.

Wow, I'm 5'10" and 10.5 doesn't even reach my knee. 7" would look hideous.
I can even wear 12" inseams. They go about mid knee. I guess we are of way
different proportions.

There is no way that is true.  I'm 5' 10" and 10.5" inseam shorts are well past my knee.  And by my knee I'm referring to the very top of my kneecap, because no material from shorts should ever reach below that.  10.5" inseam on a typical 5' 10" person hits at the bottom of the kneecap, thus below your knee. A 9" inseam will typically hit the top of the knee, which is acceptable. I prefer an 8" inseam that is just above the knee.  7" is a bit too high for me, but can look great on certain people. Having shorts past the knee looks great on no one.

Edited by Hilltopper413, 15 October 2017 - 09:48 PM.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:53 AM

View PostHilltopper413, on 15 October 2017 - 09:46 PM, said:

View PostConrad1953, on 15 October 2017 - 08:17 PM, said:

View Postthird-times-a-charm, on 04 August 2017 - 12:21 PM, said:

View Postbigred90gt, on 04 August 2017 - 11:38 AM, said:

Attachment LENGHT-OF-SHORTS.jpg

The 10.5" inseam (in this picture, and yes, I know it will vary based on height/leg length) is BARELY acceptable, for swim trunks. I cant imagine why any man would want anything shorter than that.

because I'm 5'9 and any inseam longer than 7" goes below my knee. And you cant trust a man with shorts below his knees.

also the model in these photos is probably like 6'4 with longer quads than normal.

Wow, I'm 5'10" and 10.5 doesn't even reach my knee. 7" would look hideous.
I can even wear 12" inseams. They go about mid knee. I guess we are of way
different proportions.

There is no way that is true.  I'm 5' 10" and 10.5" inseam shorts are well past my knee.  And by my knee I'm referring to the very top of my kneecap, because no material from shorts should ever reach below that.  10.5" inseam on a typical 5' 10" person hits at the bottom of the kneecap, thus below your knee. A 9" inseam will typically hit the top of the knee, which is acceptable. I prefer an 8" inseam that is just above the knee.  7" is a bit too high for me, but can look great on certain people. Having shorts past the knee looks great on no one.

Uh......the word I used is proportion. Not every 5'10" person has the same length
legs. Your legs would be shorter than mine obviously and you would make up for
that by being longer in the torso. Likely you would need your shirts/polos to be
longer than what I need. Height alone doesn't tell the whole story.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 06:21 PM

View PostRickKimbrell, on 15 October 2017 - 06:38 PM, said:

I know this thread is several months old.  When I read it the first time, someone had already posted about having shorts altered to the length you want.  10.5" shorts hit me just below mid-knee and are ok for most anything in golf except when I take my putting stance and they pull on my knee.  I have always had my shorts altered to 9" inseam.  Found some Fila shorts at Kohls online.  They have 2 offerings.  One is Fila Driver and the other is Fila Fairway.  Both have 9" inseams and are very comfortable.  So, if looking for 9" inseam shorts for golf, I would recommend looking into these at Kohls online.  They may have them in stores...no idea.  I rarely shop in stores any more.

This!  I bought a few pairs of the Fairway shorts, they're great shorts and were only $17 on sale.  Lightweight, fitted, stretch, and a perfect 9" inseam length for me.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 06:35 PM

Oo, very interested in those Film shorts. Bummed out they are only online. Would love to try a pair on in store. Have a feeling 9" inseam is just way too long.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 07:02 PM

Ralph Lauren Polo Andrew short 6" inseam.  New version is not as good as the old ones but fortunately the old ones last a long time.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:55 PM

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:41 PM

Never tried Ogio shorts but pulled the trigger since they are only $15/pair on their website... Probably will fit like board shorts.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:36 PM

$15? Great price.

10" inseam? My lord. Those are capris.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:37 PM

View PostjacobEDGE, on 14 November 2017 - 04:36 PM, said:

$15? Great price.

10" inseam? My lord. Those are capris.

Based on your picture above, with the 5" inseams, it looks like you could use some 10". Looks like theres at laste 5-6" below the shorts to the knee.

Hell, my boxer briefs are 9" inseam I think. 10" doesnt even hit my knee.

Edited by bigred90gt, 15 November 2017 - 12:33 AM.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:59 PM

Anyone tried William Murray? I want their stuff to be good sooo bad, but it’s also hard to imagine Bill in above the knee shorts.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:49 PM

Bonobos highland golf shorts, hands down. Available in 8" & 10"

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 11:17 AM

try uniqlo

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 10:06 AM

View PostWAxORxDCxSC, on 14 November 2017 - 08:59 PM, said:

Anyone tried William Murray? I want their stuff to be good sooo bad, but it’s also hard to imagine Bill in above the knee shorts.

I've been thinking about getting these shorts: https://www.williamm...shorts-rwb  and in looking at their fitting chart it appears their inseams are 10.5-12, depending on the waist size.  Not the end of the world to get them hemmed.  If you're willing to pay $55 for a pair of shorts, another $7 to get them hemmed doesn't matter.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 03:36 PM

Ogio shorts were terrible for me... Sent them back and now they cant find the return with the label they sent to me... So much fun

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