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Trend alert: Men are getting leggy

Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown--tie-dyed shirt, waxed cotton

Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown--tie-dyed shirt, waxed cotton jacket and canvas wide shorts. Photo Credit: Dan and Corina Lecca

Look out ladies, you'll be seeing a lot more of men's legs come spring. "It seems everyone got tired of those baggy cargo shorts at the same time," says designer Michael Bastian. Yep, men's shorts will get shorter and leaner next season, according to a variety of men's runway shows held during New York Fashion Week earlier this month. And that's big news in an industry that -- unlike womenswear -- adopts new trends rather slowly.

Tommy Hilfiger--button-down polo, navy seersucker blazer and shorts.
Photo Credit: Dan and Corina Lecca

Tommy Hilfiger--button-down polo, navy seersucker blazer and shorts.

Michael Bastian—from the designer’s eponymous—and upscale—line, a blazer,
Photo Credit: Dan and Corina Lecca

Michael Bastian—from the designer’s eponymous—and upscale—line, a blazer, button-down shirt and abbreviated cargo short in faded hues.

Joseph Abboud—cotton polo shirt, hand-knit V-neck sweater and
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Joseph Abboud—cotton polo shirt, hand-knit V-neck sweater and cotton shorts.

Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown--tie-dyed shirt, waxed cotton
Photo Credit: Dan and Corina Lecca

Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown--tie-dyed shirt, waxed cotton jacket and canvas wide shorts.

Gant by Michael Bastian—chunky cardigan, seersucker stripe shirt
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Gant by Michael Bastian—chunky cardigan, seersucker stripe shirt and military roll-up shorts.

Gilded Age—Designer Stefan Miljaniccq says he sometimes likes
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Gilded Age—Designer Stefan Miljaniccq says he sometimes likes to roll up his shorts to stay cool, as with his South Coast chino shorts.

John Bartlett—linen ribbed cardigan and “om” print shorts.
Photo Credit: Dan and Corina Lecca

John Bartlett—linen ribbed cardigan and “om” print shorts.

Nautica—It’s all about the open seas at this
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Nautica—It’s all about the open seas at this brand. And color. Serious, saturated color. From left, a Tango Red colorblock recycled peach poly swim trunk; a Tango Red wide chest block shirt and red garment dyed denim; a red nylon/poly hooded coat, mercerized cotton shirt and sailor red cotton/twill shorts; and a Twilight Blue sealife printed poly swim trunk…and perspiration. It was hot up on the roof of the Empire Hotel the day Nautica held its presentation. Someone get these dudes a pool.

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