In the warmer months, shorts are a necessity. And while they don’t have a place in the office, come the weekend (or vacation) you need a few pairs to choose from. Aim for a pair that rests at an appropriate length and is a reliable solid color (tan, blue, or green), and embrace casual elements like linen and drawstrings. The picks below should help you look your best when the heat is on.

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Laurits Ripstop Short by Norse Projects $129

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Drawstring Organic Cotton Shorts by Outerknown $135

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USN Baker Short by Beams Plus $149

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New Military Officer Chino Short by RRL $155

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Slim-Fit Linen Shorts by Hartford $175

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Emmett by Unis $178

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Slim-Fit Cotton-Ripstop Shorts by Neighborhood $205

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Linen Twill Classic Short by Blue Blue Japan $231

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Linen and Cotton-Blend Shorts by Our Legacy $235

Want the Look for Less?

Options for the Budget-Conscious Buyer

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Lightweight All-Wear Hemp Shorts by Patagonia $59

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Rail Short by Edwin $89

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Tie-Waist Délavé Short by Club Monaco $99