Gentleman of Leisure: Summer of the Short.


Gentleman of Leisure is writer, erstwhile lecturer and notionally overeducated Martin Marks‘s PAPERMAG column on the things he likes and why.

With numerous articles and style guides proclaiming that we are now in the midst of The Summer of the Short, this week, I serve as one part Miss Emily Post, one part Captain Quint from Jaws, steering us through the treacherous shoals and animatronic shark-infested waters of the half- and quarter-pant, in this, the Gentleman of Leisure’s Guide to the Proper Usage of the Beshortened Pantaloon — or GoLGPUBP for short(s). Read more at

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