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Buying Guide: Summer Shorts

It’s important to keep your closet stocked with a few pairs of stylish, proper-length shorts that show off a little leg, look respectable and keep you comfortable when it’s hot. These twelve pairs will look as great with a t-shirt as they will with a button-up Oxford.

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Style Pick: Wallace & Barnes Fishtail Short

Workwear durability? Good. Summer heat? Bad. Enter the Wallace & Barnes collection for J.Crew, and particularly, the fishtail short. With its heavy cotton-linen blend and sawmill-meets-modern looks, the short dresses up handsomely without looking like you’ve walked right off the pages of Cliché Weekly. The fishtail detailing, originally designed for added comfort when wearing suspenders…

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Pucker up

Horny Toad Seersucka Shorts

This summer, ditch the tech shirts and shorts in favor of nature’s original microfiber: cotton. Breathable and airy, cotton performs well on steamy days and looks a helluva lot better than your outdoorsy running togs. Seersucker is cotton fabric woven in such a way that it puckers to stand away from the skin for maximum…

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Because your summer camp days are over

Onia Swimwear

We’re not sure what it says about the current state of men’s fashion when finding a good fitting, solid colored swimsuit is tantamount to a grail quest. Luckily the astute folks at Onia have stepped up to fill the void with three styles of simple, yet functional swimsuits. Their Alek and Calder beach shorts are…

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Tights Beneath, Where They Belong

Endura Humvee Bike Short

Cycling is a grueling sport that takes form in aerodynamic acceleration. Perhaps a bit too form fitting as cyclists are often caught pedaling with provocatively intrusive spandex. Endura set out to ruggedize the realm of cycling and give you back your manhood with their durable Humvee bike shorts ($80). If the name doesn’t give away…

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Feed Your Style and Stomach

The Wurst Outlier Shorts

Normally any connection you could make to sausage and shorts is something we’d leave up to other websites with more libidinous agendas, but in the case of Outlier Clothing, we’ll make an exception. The Wurst Outlier Short ($129) is made from Outlier’s versatile 4Season fabric in a limited blue color that feels great on the…

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Take a Break from Khakis

Aether Caribou Pin Stripe Short

Aether has built a name largely on the shoulders of their high-end outerwear, which unlike many other brands in the space, blends urban approved style with rugged outdoor durability. Recently the company has expanded their line to include more everyday items that still feature the brand’s trademark clean looks and cuts. Unfortunately these more casual…

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Look Good and Do Good

Greenlines Boardshorts

It seem that nowadays every clothing manufacturer under the sun sells some form of board short. Problem is, few are made with quality and worse, covered with crazy patterns and designs that may not suit everyone’s summer look (no pun intended). If you’re one of the guys dissatisfied with this trend, then Greenlines Boardshorts ($60)…

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The Anti-Prep Short

Mark Mcnairy New Amsterdam Expo Shorts

Our fashion-focused friends over at Limited Hype brought these New Amsterdamn Expo Shorts by Mark Mcnairy ($164) to our attention, and what appealed to us most was their distinctive mix of casual and outdoor style. Clearly the integrated nylon belt won’t float everyone’s boat, and the same thing probably goes for their $164 price tag….

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Laid Back

J.Crew Lightweight Beach Short

Mixing elements from a typical pair of flat front khakis shorts and a bathing suit, the Lightweight Beach Short by J. Crew ($60) works just as well on the sand as it does driving around in your TLC Icon CJ3b. Made from lightweight cotton, these shorts feature a Zip Fly, 10 1/2″ inseam, and convenient…

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A Good Refresh Option for Short Season

Original Penguin Solid Canvas Shorts

Warm weather may have come a long time ago for our southern based readers (or for that matter never left in the first place), but for those stationed on the East Coast, it’s just starting to come around. If pulling the shorts you wore last season out of hibernation however has you less than pleased…

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Land’s End Outrigger Water Shorts

Hold out your pinkie finger and say the following: “I will not wear oversized board shorts this summer unless I am, actually boarding in some fashion.” Good, now that we’ve got that settled, may we suggest you hit the drink with these Outrigger Water Shorts from Land’s End. They feature: Quick dry, UV-protecting nylon Comfortable…

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J.Crew Linen-cotton Cargo Short

A supersoft blend of linen and cotton, made with weekends in mind. Specially washed for a vintage look. Relaxed cargo fit. Zip fly. Off-seam pockets, large side cargo pockets, back pockets. 10″ inseam. What this means to you: Cargo shorts are one of the single most versatile casual-wear items of clothing you will ever own….