How to tell if your shorts are too short.
Step one: Find about 20' of rope.
Step two: Tie a hip harness on. Tightly.
Step three: Admire your handy work in mirror.
Step four: Slip on a pair of shorts.
Step five: Check if harness shows in mirror.
Step Six: If it shows repeat step four through six with longer shorts. If it doesn't show congrats your shorts are not to short!