Shorts with a shorter inseam

Why are all golf shorts standard with an 11" inseam? Pretty much every short company from other sports to recreational companies makes shorts with 7-9" inseams but golf likes to stick with an 11" inseam. Is it a tradition thing?



I'm under 6' tall and any inseam over 9" goes below my knees which is unacceptable. We all you know can't trust a man with shorts below his knees.



Does anyone make a golf short or 'dri fit' short with a smaller than 10" inseam?
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  • ekempinekempin Members Posts: 16
    Check bonobos golf. I believe they have 8 and 10 inch inseams. Great fitting and feeling stuff
  • 2bGood2bGood Members Posts: 5,027 ✭✭
    $8 and any short has a 9" inseam



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  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,561 ✭✭
    2bGood wrote:


    $8 and any short has a 9" inseam



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    lol duh anything can be hemmed....but if I'm paying $50-80 for shorts I would rather not have to wait 7 days and pay $10 more dollars to wear my shorts.
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  • Bad9Bad9 Members Posts: 4,235 ✭✭
    Why not just buy the sorts from the other sports that have the inseam length you want? Why golf shorts? Other than cargo or some of the more specialized sports models, most shorts are essentially the same. I have several pair of Columbia shorts with 8" inseams. They aren't advertised as golf shorts but other than the cut and fit they are no different than the Nike ones I used to have. The Haggar Cool 18model has 9.5 inseam and are a very nice short. Its all I wore for years until I added the Columbia ones that I picked up at a very good price.
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  • stevopagolfstevopagolf Members Posts: 1,464 ✭✭
    Tommy Bahama lets you order the inseam length now when you order from their website. Other than that go see your local dry cleaner and pony up the $15 (expensive here outside Philly)
  • 2bGood2bGood Members Posts: 5,027 ✭✭

    2bGood wrote:


    $8 and any short has a 9" inseam



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    lol duh anything can be hemmed....but if I'm paying $50-80 for shorts I would rather not have to wait 7 days and pay $10 more dollars to wear my shorts.




    I tend to think it is worth it to get what you want.
  • jjljjl Members Posts: 1,309 ✭✭
    I've looked far and wide, the only answer is the Bonobos Highland golf short in 8" inseam. Bought 4 of them in different colors.
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  • randyfitzrandyfitz Members Posts: 279 ✭✭
    I get all mine hemmed as well. Can't stand playing in shorts that touch my knees.
  • jacobEDGEjacobEDGE Members Posts: 1,997 ✭✭
    edited Apr 30, 2017 #11
    jjl wrote:


    I've looked far and wide, the only answer is the Bonobos Highland golf short in 8" inseam. Bought 4 of them in different colors.




    Well...not the ONLY answer.





    https://www.chubbiesshorts.com/collections/mens-performance-golf-shorts



    Chubbies! I love these shorts. Got their popularity for creating short shorts for men, and lots of social media marketing. They recently added a golf line. 7" & 9" inseams. Only $60 instead of $90 like Maide/Bonobos.



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    They also come with a neat little pocket in the back for you cell phone, so your headphone chords don't get all twisted around your body.



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  • bazinkybazinky Members Posts: 1,663 ✭✭
    jacobEDGE wrote:

    jjl wrote:


    I've looked far and wide, the only answer is the Bonobos Highland golf short in 8" inseam. Bought 4 of them in different colors.




    Well...not the ONLY answer.





    https://www.chubbies...nce-golf-shorts



    Chubbies! I love these shorts. Got their popularity for creating short shorts for men, and lots of social media marketing. They recently added a golf line. 7" & 9" inseams. Only $60 instead of $90 like Maide/Bonobos.



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    They also come with a neat little pocket in the back for you cell phone, so your headphone chords don't get all twisted around your body.



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    Wish they didn't have the elastic in the waistband. On the plus side, I think I've found my outfit for our next "Red, White, and Blue" Tourney.



    How can you not like something called the "chubberall" ?



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  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,561 ✭✭
    I've had chubbies since they came out, when I was still in college. I still rock them around the house and on camping trips, etc - but not the golf course lol.



    I dont like their elastic wasteband and the way they stitch their pockets. After a few washes the waistline bunches up and the pockets shrink/wrinkle into obvlivion.



    For anyone wondering, I gave up on finding shorter shorts from the factory and my wife has been hemming them all for me lol. This only doesnt go against what I posted above because having my wife do it is free!
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  • parrnjparrnj Members Posts: 113 ✭✭
    I agree, it doesn't make sense that companies like Nike offer shorter inseams in basketball shorts than golf shorts. Who wants golf shorts halfway down your calves
  • cristphotocristphoto Members Posts: 3,352 ✭✭
    If you're buying online I know TGW lists the inseam length in the description section of the respective product. I notice quite a difference among products.
  • 4puttJohnny4puttJohnny Members Posts: 462 ✭✭
    Inseam can be misleading. Rise effects inseam in many styles. A 9" inseam on a low rise may fit me fine just above the knee, while a 9" inseam on a traditional rise may be knee knockers.
  • jcdivjcdiv Members Posts: 123 ✭✭
    I've had such a hard time finding what I wanted / gotten so tired of dealing with tailors that I bought a used sewing machine and learned how to do it myself on youtube. It's really easy. I can knock out the hemming on shorts / pants now in about 10 minutes. The machine was $40 or $50 and has paid for itself a few times over by now.



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    Original penguin is where I get mine.



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  • jacobEDGEjacobEDGE Members Posts: 1,997 ✭✭
    The elastic in the waistband on the Chubbies would only bother me if they didn't include belt loops. Slide a belt through them, and they look just like normal shorts. Plus, I definitely have some extra pounds in the belly, and the elastic is super comfortable. Even with the 7" chubbies...those nearly come to my knee. Being 5'4" is rough. ****, I have some 5" J Crew shorts that sound ridiculous in theory, but don't even look that short on my stumpy legs.
  • apex523apex523 Members Posts: 597 ✭✭
    edited May 5, 2017 #20
    I have the exact same problem with golf shorts (I'm 5'9"). Originally I was planning on taking my golf shorts in to get hemmed for the summer but was quoted $10 per pair so i held off. Recently I found Chaps golf shorts at my local Marshalls that have 9" inseam. Tried them on and they fit great! Added bonus they were under $20! Needless to say I swooped up all the colors (navy, khaki and grey).
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    I have had success with RLX and Polo. Quality product that holds up and goes on sale regularly
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  • medicoreMAgolfermedicoreMAgolfer Members Posts: 254 ✭✭
    I am 5'10" and hate super long shorts, but am a bit sensitive to the snide remark of playing partners that my shorts are too short as well (when I play with 7" shorts.) I picked up some of the Johnnie O prep performance ones on sale (they're either 9 or 9.5"), played with them and they're great. They long enough, but stay above my knee. They also fit very well. Couldn't be happier with them, but they are overpriced ($85 not on sale)
  • RickKimbrellRickKimbrell Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭

    2bGood wrote:


    $8 and any short has a 9" inseam



    seamstress-sewing-clothes-on-sewing-machine-in-design-studio-f0w57h.jpg




    lol duh anything can be hemmed....but if I'm paying $50-80 for shorts I would rather not have to wait 7 days and pay $10 more dollars to wear my shorts.




    Paying $50-$80 for shorts is something I have not/will not do. Unless I was buying them on credit I had amassed in the pro shop, I generally will not pay more than $30 for a pair of shorts. As with most clothes, if not on sale, I do not buy them. If you do some research, you can find shorts with 9" inseams. If not, my cleaners does exactly what is shown in the picture.
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  • QManyQMany #TheWRX ClubWRX Posts: 9,061 ClubWRX
    edited May 5, 2017 #25
    Adidas Ultimate and Dunning Players Fit are both 10"



    I can't think of any less than 10" off the top of my head.
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  • Nvd13Nvd13 Members Posts: 138 ✭✭
    Greg Norman shorts have short inseam
  • aveb4lifeaveb4life Members Posts: 659
    I met with Nike Golf's apparel team back in 2011 and brought up the issue about inseam. One of the folks cut me off and said to me, "yeah, we know. you want them longer. That's the feedback we've gotten too."



    I replied back that I thought they should actually offer a shorter inseam since people who were 5'10" and below would have the shorts fall below the knee. 6 years later, the inseam went from 9" or 10" to 11"... ah well, I tried.
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  • PhilfilPhilfil Members Posts: 719 ✭✭
    Travis Mathew just released some 9" shorts for the summer. https://www.travismathew.com/shop/bottoms/shorts.html
  • ptambrosettiptambrosetti Members Posts: 138
    I've always like FJ shorts but usually ended up getting them tailored because they are borderline capris - RLX shorts on the other hand fit me perfectly. I'm 6'2"
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  • scythe23scythe23 Members Posts: 119
    I just bought a pair of Nike tour shorts (I forget the exact style) from Ross for $20 and while all my other nike shorts go to my knee (I'm 6'1") these hit me at about 2-3" above my knee and they are made of a super light material
  • 1puttAU1puttAU Columbus, GAMembers Posts: 140 ✭✭
    Just found a pair of Nautica flat front, classic fit, deck shorts. They have an 8 1/2 inch inseam, aren't too wide at the legs, and fit right above my knee. They are very comfortable and fit really well. I'm a weird size too. I'm 5'9" and weigh 150lbs with a size 30 waist.
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