I like wearing shorts. Not just when running, but in general. Over the past 30 years (since 1982 in fact) short leg length has been steadily increasing. Standard length of shorts for men is now over the knee and are more like plus-fours or pedal pushers. They are more trouser than short.
I have several pairs of just less than knee length shorts from several years ago, and tend to turn them up and role them up further when sitting in the sun.
Yesterday I received quite a few comments regarding me revealing my 'inner thigh' and I have been aware for a while that people seem to stare when I wear my 'shorts'. I need to add that I am not a man in hot pants. My shorts cover at least 1/3 to 1/2 of my thigh, yet seem to appear indecent to others.
However I have noticed men and women revealing their arse crack all over the place. This bottom revealing style of trouser is no longer the preserve of builders. Revealing your dark, private rear valley in public seems now to be perfectly acceptable.
Has anyone else noticed this change in societal views of acceptability?