Bare thighs... considered somewhat relatively modest, and somewhat immodest at the same time. By definition bare thighs are not "modest", but in certain situations (ex: the pool, the beach, the gym, theme parks in the summer, anywhere super hot in general) bare thighs are perfectly appropriate, and more comfortable than anything else.
But bare thighs seem to be more acceptable for women than for men. Women's default shorts are thigh length, while men's default shorts are knee length. In slightly more formal but not super formal situations (parties and the such), women in mid-thigh length skirts and dresses are seen as perfectly appropriate, but men can only wear long pants and not shorts.
In general, people seem to think bare thighs on a man makes it look like "he forgot his pants." It's acceptable at the pool, but not much elsewhere.
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If it's a something that hasn't a purpose, I don't see a problem with it. I don't have "bare" thighs but I do trim munch leg hair to about half an inch.
If the guy's a swimmer cool
If the guy bikes cool
If the guy runs track cool
If the guy doesn't cross country cool
If the guy wants to do this for aestetic reasons... NOT COOL!
By "bare thighs" I meant more-so short clothes that reveal the thighs in general, like shown in the photos, rather than shaven thighs... but it was interesting to read your opinion.
But I may ask, why is it not cool to shave your thighs as a guy for aesthetic reasons? Beauty is quite subjective, and though shaven thighs may look "gay" to most guys, to some guys it make look better.
Ah for bare thighs my opinion is this: If it's sportswear I'm fine with it
On android i don't find I not cool necessarily. It's just not my taste