"It's hard to imagine a better pair of cotton shorts"
I'm 5'6" and weigh 148 pounds, and the shorts are comfortable, and land where I want them: just above my knees. (I bought the 32" waist with an 8" inseam.) The fabric is light, but not flimsy or gauzy. They feel great, and look good when you're standing or sitting. These shorts just became my favorite pair of shorts for general use and travel. I've bought from Moosejaw several times, and they always come through with consistency and courtesy. Their reward program works well.