My teens and twenties perfectly coincided with the 60s and 70s. In those days, guys shorts were actually Short!
Some, like the nylon ones with side vents, were selling for so much, it was cheaper, and even more fashionable, to cut off the legs of your own worn out jeans. The more frayed they became the better!
Not only could you get more of you tanned, you could also show off your Manly thigh muscles (if you had them), and stay cooler in the hot summer weather!
Of course that demanded more "free balling"/going commando! I mean ... who the heck wanted anyone to see their 'tighty whities'?
Today's Dudes have become such Wimps!
WISDOM is the Knowledge you've gained ... After you could have used it! _Me