The 10 Best Shorts For Men
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in July of 2020. Shorts offer luxury and utility by keeping you comfortably covered without smothering you in the process. Considering the vast assortment of cuts, lengths, and fabrics they come in, we're sure the perfect pair is out there waiting for you. To make your shopping experience more convenient, we've sifted through the listings to share some of the best options available below. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 21, 2020:
If you think there are too many shorts to choose from out there, join the club. In trying to please everyone at once, we didn’t want to end up pleasing no one, so we erred on the side of regular lengths and fits for the time being. If you’re looking for something slimmer or shorter, the Volcom Frickin Moderns have a tapered fit that you’ll still be able to pull up over your underwear without a struggle.
Moving on, while certain options like the Under Armour Rambles and Columbia Silver Ridges might come off as good replacements for swim trunks, we would advise you against buying them strictly for swimming purposes, as all of the shorts on this list are intended for everyday wear on land.
In the same vein, while it is nice that pairs like the Prana Zions offer some ultraviolet protection, they should not be considered a replacement for real sunscreen.
In short, so to speak, while the designs you’ll find above are all excellent choices, none of them are magic.
Birdwell Beach Britches Although this California based business mostly focuses on handmade board shorts, they also have a decent assortment of regular shorts, including some corduroy models that look like they're right out of the 1970's. In addition to other clothing items for men and women, they make face masks, bags, towels, and more. birdwell.com
Toad & Co Having been around for decades, this company knows how to make decent shorts, and a good portion of each pair is made with either organic cotton or recycled fabric. Most of their designs are on the simple side in terms of features, colors, and cut, making them a versatile choice that could help round out your capsule wardrobe. toadandco.com