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How I Started To Wear Short Trousers

I grew up in a country where school uniforms were not worn. I always envied the boys in England on their uniforms with short pants. I've always hated the long pants. I could only wear shirts from April to October. When I replaced the shorts with long pants, I felt really miserable. In seventh grade I had a friend who prefered to wear shorts, and sometimes we walking shorts in the snow. Then his parents moved away and I stayed alone again.
Later, I was wearing shorts only in the summer and remained unhappy about it. Sometimes I went out in shorts in cold weather and neighbors would make fun of me: "Oh, do not you cold?" Of course, it was envy. What kind of freedom which I allow myself! I believed that it will never come a day I will be able to wear shorts when I want.
Three years ago, during a trip through this country, met his future wife, decided to marrie her and stay. The first time I was seen in underwear, she said that I had nice legs She asked me if I ever wore shorts or bermuda shorts. I told my story. She said she always wanted a man who would walk beside her in bare knees outfits. She asked if I really want to try to stop wearing long pants. I said I want.
She is a fashion designer. Soon, she made the first brown velvet suit with short pants for me. I even got a green shirt, green knee socks and brown shoes. I expected the tie, but it was not - she doesn't like ties. All in all, it looked great, but somehow too fancy. She explained that - from that day - I can wear shorts or bermudats whenever I want, but I would never look like I went to the beach. Whenever I choose shorts or bermudas, have to wear knee socks and shoes. In warm days, walking barefoot. In the days that are not hot, will wear knee socks at home too. I will shave my legs. I have to look neat - or I will back into long pants.
The first three days I stayed home. Got up in the morning (sleeping naked), dressed and watched in the mirror to answer the question: do I want to be seen in bare knees outfits, in socks that are now part of women's fashion - or not. "Why not" won.
First time when we came to town, I was really scared. We immediately met her best friend, who began to laugh. Some kids shouted, "what beautiful socks". I wanted to quit. She did not let me. "Who cares about shouting". Quickly got a few compliments, so now I really enjoy my "newself".
Now I have a number of suits, shorts, short pants and bermudas and wear knee socks in many colors. I wear long pants only when I go to business meetings or in the administration (where there is a dress code). In the winter I wear a coat to the knee. We have great sex. Everything is ok.
P. S. It's 3,00 am. I have T-shirt, shorts (part of suit), socks upped to the knees and shoes!
bareknee bareknee 46-50, M 6 Responses May 1, 2012

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Your image of the English schoolboy is way out of date. When I was at school in the 60s, we did wear shorts until the age of 12 or 13, but soon afterwards, longs became the norm. I'm glad I re-discovered the freedom of wearing shorts some years after transferring to long trousers. I like the shorts to be as short as possible, and often wear sports socks almost up to my knees and shoes, especially as I walk quite a bit in off-road places where it can be muddy.In my latter days of wearing school shorts, I became quite self-conscious, in a good way, and came to appreciate showing my knees and thighs to the world, and that feeling has stayed with me.

Wow, a great experience for sure! I often wear shorts but never knee socks. I wish I had the confidence to wear knee socks as I do love them and they look so much better in my opinion than short socks or even shorter ankle socks.

Don't envy school uniforms, it's wishful thinking to only think about the uniforms you would like. You must think about the uniforms you would not like, they exist too, and how they are an abuse of serious bodily needs, and your experience testifies against them.
Every romanticiser of school shorts who you encounter on the web seems to dream deludedly that we were all still in them in the 70s. I was never in a shorts requiring school, and I was a victim of a long trousers uniform for all boys above the first primary year, that means over 7 or 8, in Wales 1977-85.
Because longs were abuse for those of us who did not want them, so it follows shorts are abuse for boys who do not want them. There is no way to avoid assaulting the serious biological need for sensory comfort in order to function well, when you try to impose any garment as uniformly right. Only free personal choice and no uniforms works.

Smart = neat or good looking.

Smarter = better looking (Long socks look better with shorts than short socks).

Si intendes español, Smarter = mas elagante.

Ou en français, = plus élégant.

Thanks :) It's idea of my wife. I agree about definition :)

Thank you for sharing your story.

I envy your bravado at going out in public.

Knee socks are so much more comfortable, practical and smarter than short socks with shorts

Thanks :) Please, how to explain "smarter"? What does it actually mean?

In fact, I'm not brave. I hides behind my wife. Those who think that my way of dressing is too free, generally think that I am forced to look so. On the other hand, she is an artist, I am her project. It is quite comfortable position. When you have a woman beside you, you are mostly pardoned. When I go somewhere alone, I wear longer shorts and my socks are not provocative.

Wow, bareknee, what a wonderful story! I am absolutely excited by everything you've said! You are so lucky having a wife who's a fashion designer! How I envy you! My wife hates shorts. I have always wanted to have short trouser suits, especially corduroy and velvet. I have even tried to find a tailor who would make a short trouser corduroy suit for me.

I would love to chat with you about this. I tried to become friends with you but it was not possible. Please see me on Facebook http://facebook.com/​lex.vosse or e-mail me on lejfix@yahoo.co.uk . I would especially like to see photos of your suits and shorts! I have photos on Facebook you might like.

Wow, thanks for that!