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Finally, on to the fabric. Your choice in materials is abundant when it comes to shorts, however it should still be noted that some fabrics are more formal, and therefor appropriate, for certain occasions. Canvas board shorts, for example, shouldn’t be worn outside of the pool area because of their shorter length. Loud patterned shorts like madras or plaids may be best left for vacations. Colored chino shorts are great for outdoor events like lunch on a patio or barbecues in the backyard, while traditional khaki may be worn for more formal events. Linen shorts, perhaps with a pleat, may be appropriate for more proper settings, and seersucker has a versatile look that can be dressed up or down.
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