Jorts: You could wear them. But should you?

Jorts are an unusual piece of clothing. For most guys for most of the past 20 years or so, the wisest choice was to simply ignore them.

But you may not have that option any longer. Jorts are back in style, riding a wave of fashion nostalgia for late 1990s and early 2000s. You’ve probably seen guys wearing them again. And as the weather grows warmer across the country, you’ll see more guys wearing them. So perhaps you’ve wondered if you should wear them too.

So here’s a good rule of thumb: if the last time they were in fashion you were older than 15 or so, then you are probably too old to wear them now.

Everyone else – and guys who don’t want to accept that they are too old now for anything – read on.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Jort Length for Different Body Shapes

Jorts, short for jean shorts, have long been a staple of casual summer wardrobes. Combining the comfort of denim with the breathability of shorts, jorts offer a versatile and stylish option for warm-weather wear. But finding the perfect pair of jorts and styling them just right can be a daunting task. Fear not, for in this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about jorts, from choosing the right length to mastering the art of styling.

Finding the right length is key to achieving a flattering fit. As a general rule of thumb, shorter inseams work best for taller individuals, while those with shorter legs may prefer a slightly longer length to elongate their silhouette.

For those with athletic or muscular thighs, opt for jorts with a slightly wider leg opening to ensure comfort and ease of movement. Conversely, individuals with slimmer legs can rock a more tapered fit for a sleek and streamlined look.

High-Rise vs. Low-Rise Jorts

The rise of your jorts can significantly impact the overall aesthetic and comfort level. High-rise jorts sit above the natural waistline and offer a vintage-inspired look with added coverage and support. They're perfect for those who prefer a more modest fit or want to create the illusion of longer legs.

On the other hand, low-rise jorts sit below the waistline and provide a more relaxed and casual vibe. They're ideal for individuals who prefer a laid-back look and enjoy showing off their midsection.

How to Style Jorts

Styling jorts can be a breeze with the right approach. For a classic summer look, pair your jorts with a simple white tee and sneakers for a relaxed yet put-together ensemble. Alternatively, dress up your jorts with a button-down shirt and loafers for a casual yet sophisticated vibe.

Don't be afraid to experiment with different textures and patterns to add interest to your outfit. A lightweight linen shirt or a printed Hawaiian shirt can elevate your jorts from basic to stylish in an instant.

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Maintenance and Care for Denim Fabric

Proper maintenance is essential to keep your jorts looking fresh and stylish for years to come. To prevent fading and preserve the color of your denim, wash your jorts inside out in cold water and avoid using harsh detergents or bleach.

When drying your jorts, opt for air drying or tumble drying on a low heat setting to prevent shrinkage and maintain the shape of the garment. Avoid hanging your jorts in direct sunlight, as prolonged exposure can cause the fabric to fade prematurely.


Jorts aren’t for everyone. They may not be right for you. But if you’re a fan of the early 2000s and you think you have the legs for them, go ahead and wear a pair.

But please do not wear jorts (or any jean shorts) on the golf course .

Wondering what clothes are right for you? Consult with personal stylist at Taelor. 

Taelor is a menswear rental subscription service dedicated to helping men look their best when it matters most. Our styling service, powered by a human stylist and assisted by artificial intelligence, finds the clothes that help you win – at work, on a date, at a party, or wherever you spend your time.

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