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.

Additional contribution by Grant Tillery.

Garment-Dyed Canvas Barn Short by Wallace & Barnes $88

Hudson Tab-Front Short by Todd Snyder $128

Crown Linen Shorts by NN07 $130

Cotton Ripstop Shorts by Freemans Sporting Club $165

Linen Drawstring Shorts by Hartford $180

Cotton-Blend Twill Shorts by Remi Relief $200

USN Shorts by Beams Plus $205

Relaxed Short by Our Legacy $205

Lawrence by A.P.C. $220

Fisherman Shorts by Officine Generale $275