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Outstanding 20+ Men’s Short Styles 2023 Trends
What are the greatest men’s short? A difficult question. Before we go into the billion and one ideas, let’s speak about length and shape. TikTok Teens would have you believe that the only length that matters is a five-inch inseam. Milo Ventimiglia and Paul Mescal, on the other hand, could advise you to go up a couple of inches and show off a little more thigh. On the other end of the scale, our May cover hero Justin Bieber prefers to walk about in baggy shorts that would make the Fab Five of Michigan proud. The benefit is that you can go for anything throughout the spectrum—or, even better, make a few stops along the way to stock your closet with a diverse range of shorts. Because there are so many different styles available.
The Best Do-Everything Shorts
Earlier this spring, a very specific segment of menswear Twitter went insane for this plain pair of Swoosh shorts. We were initially dubious. Then we saw the right inseam length, the elegant finish, and the understated colorblocking. Taken together, those features result in shorts you’ll want to wear all day, every day, no matter what you have planned. Twitter, it turns out, gets it right every now and then.
The Best All-Around Shorts
Alex Mill clearly knows the task of finding a pair of normal, daily shorts that fit like a glove. What is their plan? Cut their best-selling chino pants in half for summer wear. They’re as versatile, comfy, and classic as a pair of shorts can get. They’re wide-legged and relaxed with just a hint of stretch.
The Shorts With the Most Range
These shorts combine two current fashion trends. The first is an undeniable desire for throwback soccer style. Adam Sandler is the second. There aren’t many pairs of shorts that swing as wide as these, which is why you need a pair. Wear them with the rest of your training gear for a high-intensity gym session. Combine them with a denim shirt and a bucket hat for a laid-back spring appearance. Or go full Sandler and pop into your local bodega during a brief Netflix intermission, wearing filthy Ugg boots and an old T-shirt.
The Best Yacht Life Shorts
If your summer plans include eating local delicacies someplace off the coast of the Mediterranean—or if that’s just the mood you’re going for—a pair of clean, retro-inspired shorts will help you touchdown. If there was ever a pair to match with your most relaxed, untethered-from-sartorial-norms blazer, it’s these. (Unfortunately, an aperitif is not provided.)
The Best Denim shorts
Breaking news: The jorts revival shows no signs of abating. There are plenty of pairs that fit sleek and trim like their full-length counterparts, but these are cut the way we imagine denim shorts should: huge, broad, and slightly reminiscent of the ones your older cousin wore in the ’90s. You may not want to hear it, but jorts are quickly approaching the status of bonafide masterpieces, joining Illmatic and the Jordan 1. (After all, we’re just messengers.)
The Repentant Skate Rat Shorts
If you spent much of your twenties in gym shorts and sneakers that sell out in seconds, Stüssy’s linen shorts aim to help you level up your rotation—and restrain your hypebeast inclinations. They fit just like your favorite nylons—wide, above-the-knee, and with a comfortable elastic waist—but they’ll also go well with those chic new loafers you can’t stop talking about. And if an unplanned kickflip strike is required (which it really shouldn’t be), they still provide plenty of mobility.
The Best Prep Revival Shorts
The border between streetwear’s supremacy and the neo-prep revival has gotten so fuzzy in recent years that it resembles a squiggle. (Your favorite graphic shirt brand probably also sells a very sick double-breasted suit.) Todd Snyder’s seersucker shorts combine streetwear’s comfort-first mentality (notice the gym short-esque elastic waistband) with classic Ivy League design. As a result, you have a pair of shorts that you may wear however you want: with trashed canvas sneakers and a T-shirt, or loafers and the season’s polo.
The Best Out and About Shorts
Perhaps you have great recollections of pitching tents, starting fires, and toasting s’mores as a youngster, or maybe you just need a few of extra pockets to put your keys and credit card. The point is, The Real McCoys’ utility shorts are up to the task, thanks to their tough, made-in-Japan construction and the brand’s obsessive attention to detail.