I was at the Nats game last night. First of all, let me just say that for as small a city D.C. can seem to be sometimes, it's fun to get out and people watch and realize that you don't recognize a single face all night long. It was refreshing. Second, we definitely did do a lot of people watching. And because it was mostly men in attendance, we had great opportunities to notice what the mens are wearing these days (not a typo, ok?).
I've blogged on this topic before, but it seems to be an epidemic and therefore bears repeating:
Men in Short Shirts. No Bueno.
Allow me to explain. Men: your shirt should hit at least an inch or two below your belt line. Much shorter than this and you're venturing into dangerous territory.
If you could raise your arms and show your belly button ... your shirt is too short.
If I can see the white of your undershirt between your shirt and the top of your pants ... your shirt is too short.
If you're not wearing an undershirt and your belly hair is sticking out from under your shirt ... I have no words. This is just a much bigger issue. (And yes, I totally saw this last night.)
Now, here's why you want to avoid this problem:
1. You just look silly, like a little kid who has outgrown his clothes.
2. It's actually not flattering, in the sense that it shortens your torso and makes it look like you have a belly.
3. Women look at this and instantly realize that you don't know how to do your own laundry (here's a tip: stop putting everything in the dryer) and are then too cheap to replace stuff once you've ruined it.
And I'm gonna guess that reason 2 is probably the only one most men will care about. Still, I think that's reason enough to go through your clothes and make a donation pile for anything that's just too short. You're doing yourself a disservice by continuing to wear those.
And ladies -- help your men out, here.