I never wear shorts. For all kinds of reasons. I took a leap with these (i bought the light blue herringbone ones) and was pleasantly surprised! Not too short to be considered age-inappropriate, not too long to be considered "old-fashioned." They are comfortable to wear, and for those who don't like pockets as they may 'add' to your hips, they come sewn shut, so it's as if they are flat-front! Snap these up! You'll be glad you did!