Look, we get it: being fashionable in the summer can get tricky. A couple weeks of sweltering weather and your personal style suddenly veers into the DGAF zone, with staying cool and comfortable trumping the desire to look good. Well, we’re to say you don’t have to live this way. Just because you need leg ventilation doesn’t mean you have to rock those baggy cargo shorts. It’s possible, with a little effort, to bare your legs while also retaining some goddamn dignity. Yes you can.
All you need is the right pair of shorts. That’s where we come in.
Tiger of Sweden Navy Hills 5 Shorts
These ‘light ink’ navy shorts from Tiger of Sweden can work with any smart casual look for a comfortable dressy short.
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Gucci Wide-Leg Webbing-Trimmed Shorts
Going for retro ’80s looks in their latest collection, Gucci’s cropped sportswear shorts are the perfect way to jazz up any summer outfit. Add the matching track jacket and you’ll be giving Magic Johnson a run for his money.
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Burberry Cotton-Twill Shorts
Burberry perfected their neutrals long ago, these cotton-twill straight-leg shorts are a stylish look for a picnic in the park.
$249, BUY NOW AT MR PORTER
Frank And Oak Newport Recycled Hemp Chino Shorts
Frank And Oak’s blue hemp chino shorts give some texture to your ensemble. Chuck on a Hawaiian shirt and cue the compliments.
Barney Cools Printed Walk Shorts
Cropped pink fern print shorts. No, we didn’t stutter. This breezy pair is perfect for a day at the beach and can guarantee a snazzy look with even the most basic of t-shirts.
$105, BUY NOW AT GOTSTYLE
Gucci Slim-Fit Piped Logo-Print Shorts
Gucci has your festival look on lock. These silk, cropped logo printed shorts might as well be loungewear shorts, except they are way too cool to lounge in.
$1,113, BUY NOW AT MR PORTER
Selected Homme Skinny Fit Chino Shorts
A pair of white shorts are a must in every mans summer wardrobe, perfect for an afternoon barbecue or out for dinner on vacation. These white cropped chinos are a dressier short for summer.
$65, BUY NOW AT GOTSTYLE
Moncler Black Elastic Waist Shorts
Moncler’s black straight-legged shorts are accented with the signature tricolour stripes along the waistband. A detail adding a simple touch to a classic tucked-in shirt and black shorts.
$450, BUY NOW AT SSENSE
Frank And Oak French Terry Denim Shorts
We couldn’t finish this list without adding a classic pair of denim shorts. Frank And Oak’s terry denim shorts are a soft light wash for even the hottest of days in the city.
Calvin Klein Camo Shorts
Lastly, and most importantly, are a pair of lounge shorts — a staple for every man. Calvin Klein’s camo shorts are great for an athleisure look while running errands, or a day lounging around the house.