Bare thighs back in vogue

SARAH HARVEY
Last updated 05:00 24/11/2013
Harry McNaughton
CHRIS SKELTON/Fairfax NZ
NO LONGER: Former Shortland St star Harry McNaughton is a big fan of short shorts.

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It's what women want, and men, it seems, are prepared to do it.

Shorts. Short shorts.

A recent survey by Stubbies, the company that makes the shorts that have covered the backsides of New Zealanders for decades, found women are in favour of men with good legs wearing ultra-short shorts.

A bit of well-toned thigh was particularly appealing to 18 to 24-year-olds (48 per cent) and those in the 55 to 64 age group (51 per cent ).

Actor Harry McNaughton, (Shortland Street's Gerald, who will star in Basement Theatre's A Basement Christmas Carol in Auckland this December) said he was "definitely a fan of shorts" and particularly liked the thigh-baring kind.

"I like them a lot better now they are a bit shorter. That old school over the knees kind of thing was a bit weird. It seemed like they were culottes, or school shorts," McNaughton said.

He finds a good denim short never goes amiss.

"I reckon shorts go anywhere. Maybe not a wedding. I am a big fan of the fact that they can transition from the beach . . . to work.

"I am also a big fan of wanting to bring summer on by wearing shorts as early as possible."

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