Chris Pine is doubling down on his devotion to a single-digit inseam.
When asked about the viral photos this week, Pine made no apologies for the thigh-baring ensemble.
“I don’t think there’s anything to defend,” he told E! News in an interview that aired Tuesday. “It’s called a short, isn’t it? Like, it’s supposed to be short.”
“I mean, it’s a vibe. It’s the best vibe,” he explained. “It’s like a Tom Selleck vibe. It’s like [a] ’70s surfer vibe.”
— E! News (@enews) November 14, 2023
Pine is far from the only Hollywood A-lister whose love of so-called “short shorts” has made headlines.
An early propagator of the menswear trend was Paul Mescal, who has made leggy looks his signature. For the record, the “Normal People” and “Aftersun” actor has named O’Neills, a brand of Gaelic football shorts from his native Ireland, as his favorite.
“The summer of 2021 will be all about guys showing some leg,” Men’s Health declared more than two years ago, after Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and “This Is Us” star Milo Ventimiglia made fans swoon with their high-riding gym attire.
When E! News asked Pine how long he plans to keeping rocking the shorts, he quipped: “Until the legs go. Look up Tom Selleck.”