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24 Best Shorts Brands For Every Occasion & Vacation

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The Best Shorts For Men

Looking for the best men’s shorts to see you through summer in style? You’ve come to the right place.

A pair of cool shorts for men is an absolute necessity. Although we’ll admit there can be such a thing as a ‘right’ pair and a ‘wrong’ pair, we wouldn’t be seen stepping foot outside in a pair of outlandishly branded pair of sweat shorts for example. A well-fitting pair of chino shorts for men, however, is an entirely different ball game.

What we’re looking for in selecting the best shorts…

Men’s shorts can be broken down into several categories, and we’ve got you covered on all bases to guarantee that you find the best pair for you.

If you’re looking for a new pair of swimmers or board shorts, or you need to update your gym shorts or running shorts, you’ll find a whole list on their respective pages.

But if warm weather is giving you a reason to get a new pair of everyday shorts, that can accompany you from daytime strolling to nighttime boozing, look no further as we’ve curated a list of the companies offering some of the best examples around.

  • Quality – Not all shorts are made the same.
  • Style – Who’s making shorts that are not boring…. because boring kinda sucks.
  • Versatility – Are we looking at smart casual or more casual casual?
  • Brands – What brands have we purchased in the past and can confidently recommend? i.e. Ralph Lauren, Lululemon, Uniqlo.

Just like any well-made suit or dress shirt, shorts for men also have their own grading system for looking sharp, albeit a bit more casual. The main criteria are simple: fit, material, length, and patterns. DTC brands have become our pick these days because of their transparent approach to manufacturing and quality control. These brands include Outerknown, Rhone and Bonobos.