I have said before, my husband does not care about spending money on clothes. Until he has nice things and then realizes they are worth it. If you run into him these days, he is living in these Vuori shorts. They are the perfect length (7.5 inches) hitting above the knee and have a comfortable breathable brief liner. While they are athletic, you can get away wearing them all day everyday. If you need a gift for any man in your life, you can't go wrong with the Kore short - they come in over 20 colors. He has 2 pairs and I can tell his collection will be expanding. They are also available in a 5 inch or 9 inch option or unlined.
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