Shorts Have Never Been Cooler. Literally.

Shorts Have Never Been Cooler. Literally.

The best lightweight shorts for summer's hottest weather

The best lightweight shorts for men

Italian linen shorts with a drawstring waist by Joyce ($149).

We're officially in the thick of summer now. The brightest days and hottest temps are here (or just around the corner), so it's time to start showing some leg. A simple scroll through Instagram will show you how the coolest guys are wearing them these days. It's a basic formula, really: Simple shirt (either a plain tee or patterned camp collar) with a pair of lightweight shorts that hit right at mid-thigh. The shorts are cut from breezy material, from washed linens and cottons to more technical, sport-influenced fabrics. The choice is yours. And it's an easy one to make because there are so many good options available right now.


Take It Easy

Stussy Lightweight Summer Shorts

Stüssy, $70

Nike Lightweight Summer Shorts

Nike, $70 / $59.97

Wellen Lightweight Summer Shorts

Wellen, $68

Life After Denim Lightweight Summer Shorts

Life After Denim, $118 / $82.60


Wallace & Barnes Lightweight Summer Shorts

A single pleat and side tabs for a modern, relaxed feel

Wallace & Barnes, 69.50 / $65

Alex Mill Lightweight Summer Shorts

Garment-dyed seersucker

Alex Mill, $88

Folk Lightweight Summer Shorts

Folk, $175

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