Updated August 26, 2020 by Samuel Moyle

The 10 Best Shorts For Men

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This wiki has been updated 5 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 picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Volcom Frickin Moderns

2. Columbia Silver Ridges

3. Prana Zions

Editor's Notes

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.

Special Honors

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

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

4. Levi's 505 Regular Fits

5. Under Armour Rambles

6. Dockers Perfects

7. Carhartt Canvases

8. Levi's Carriers

9. Volcom Vmonty Chinos

10. Amazon Essentials Classic-Fits


Samuel Moyle
Last updated on August 26, 2020 by Samuel Moyle

Samuel Johnson Moyle is a writer residing in Portland, Oregon, with his artist wife and two jobless cats. In addition to researching for Ezvid Wiki, he assists students in Portland State University’s writing center, teaches college courses such as 222 Research Writing and 323 Writing as a Critical Inquiry, and does every front-of-house job imaginable at Portland’s most popular restaurant, where he has worked for over ten years. He earned his bachelor and TESOL certification at Portland State before heading to Tokyo to teach ESL and later returned to his alma mater to earn his master’s in English as a fully funded graduate assistant. His range of job and life experiences grant him expertise in categories including camping, outdoors, pets, furniture, and more.


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