• Acne

    Michigan Shorts

    Acne's Michigan Short are crafted from a black cotton blend and feature a color-blocked blue nylon section on the front. The style is completed with an elastic waist and two slanted side pockets, as well as a single-zip back pocket.

  • YMC

    Striped Jersey Shorts

    Challenging the notion of season-driven design, UK-based YMC provide a steady output of simple yet highly refined staples. The Striped Jersey Shorts is crafted from a soft cotton jersey fabric adorned with a contrasting black stripe pattern. Further features include a regular fit and side slant pockets.

  • Undefeated

    Track Shorts

    The Track Shorts by streetwear mainstay Undefeated really live up to the definition of “short.” So if you want to add a subtle retro spin to your outfit, these bad boys are the perfect choice.

  • Tim Coppens

    Leather-Paneled Shorts

    Belgian-born designer Tim Coppens supplies the high fashion world with his distinct athletic yet sophisticated pieces. These shorts might be the best example. They are updated with luxe leather panels on the sides adding sleek definition to a sporty silhouette.

  • Sunspell


    Sunspell's Pewter chino shorts are a basic summer staple that should be part of every serious man's wardrobe. This versatile piece looks best with a casual button-up, but can also be worn dressed down with a printed or plain color T-shirt.

  • Stussy

    Mini Check Shorts

    Streetwear legend Stussy presents a pair of casual chino shorts for the upcoming sunny days. It comes with a mini black and white check detailing printed on a premium 100% cotton canvas fabric, completed with a woven logo tag and four pockets.

  • Penfield

    Gill Shorts

    The floral trend has finally caught on this spring/summer season adorning almost everything from shoes, shirts to headwear. Penfield joins this illustrious circle and sends its Gill Shorts to the flowery fashion forefront. The flower and palm leaf print will get you into beach mode in no time.

  • Odd Future

    Single Donut All Over Shorts

    Love it or leave it. A statement that couldn't be more true in the case of Odd Future's decidedly idiosyncratic fashion line. Anyhow, these all-over donut print short are sure to turn some heads this summer.

  • Norse Projects

    Aros Chino Shorts

    Northern understatement at its finest. Made from heavy cotton, the Aros Chinos are a no-bullshit staple that are sure to keep you good company throughout the next couple of summers.

  • Fred Perry

    Pin Dot Chino Shorts

    Always in touch with current trends while staying true to its British heritage, Fred Perry presents this clean and classic summer staple. These chino shorts are made from a sturdy cotton fabric and come adorned with a subtle allover polka dot print, finished off with the brand's iconic laurel wreath logo on the back.

  • Black Scale

    Hellday Short

    Streetwear imprint Black Scale provides the Hellday Shorts as part of its current warm weather lineup. Made from soft black cotton jersey, it features a contrasting white bandana print on the front and back.

  • BAPE

    Panel Camo Chino Shorts

    Can't decide whether to go with Woodland, Chocolate Chip or Tiger Stripe? No worries dude, BAPE got you covered. The Japanese cult brand throws them all together on its Panel Camo Chino Shorts.

  • A.P.C.

    Chic Army Shorts

    Parisian fashion mainstay A.P.C. once again presents a lean staple with that certain “je ne sais quoi.” The Chic Army Shorts pair a sportswear-inspired silhouette with premium details like an Italian cotton gabardine fabric, buckle fastening on the sides and subtle pleat.

  • Altamont

    Alameda Slim Denim Shorts

    Altamont serves up a piece that lives and breathes the brand's SoCal lifestyle. The Alameda shorts feature a slim fit and a raw hem for a casual surfer-meets-punk rocker style.

  • adidas x Opening Ceremony

    Baseball Leather Shorts

    This truly unique piece is the result of a recent team-up between German athletic brand adidas and famed fashion brand and concept store Opening Ceremony. Lush dark navy leather is paired with a subtle logo patch for a minimum of design and a maximum of style.

  • Acapulco Gold

    Bamboo Utility Shorts

    The Bamboo Utility Shorts are crafted from military-grade Japanese twill with subtle zipped cargo pockets, resulting in a uniquely versatile piece.

  • A Kind Of Guise

    Waffle Shorts

    Munich, Germany-based A Kind Of Guise serve up this laid-back yet highly refined piece. The Waffle Shorts are crafted from the eponymous waffle pique fabric, lending it a subtle luxe edge. Features include a waistband with pull cords and a single round-patch back pocket.

  • Reigning Champ x Everlast N.Y.

    Cut-Off Sweatshorts

    With influences from both athletic and boxing culture, Reigning Champ's recent team-up comes as no surprise. The Canadian fleece experts crafted up a pair of cut-off sweatshorts that pay homage to boxing outfitter Everlast N.Y.'s Lower East Side roots.

  • Beams+

    Mountain Shorts

    Beams+ provide a contemporary take on a classic military staple. The Mountain Shorts are made from a durable Japanese cotton fabric and feature a cloud camo pattern and two front flap cargo pockets.

  • Rascals

    NH Pique Shorts

    These shorts by Rascals show off a boxer trunk-influenced design mixed with a distinct '90s sporting gear throwback aesthetic. They're crafted from a comfortable pique fabric with the brand's “No History” motto emblazoned across the color-blocked lower section.

Clothing April, 1 2014

Buyer’s Guide: A Selection of 20 Summer-Ready Shorts

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Given the fact that most of us don’t enjoy a year-round summer, our legs have spent the past six months carefully tucked away, slowly but surely losing the little tan we acquired during those brief and faint summer months. By now, they most likely resemble mozzarella sticks minus the bread coating. With the spring season finally upon us, it’s about time to set our legs free and let them see the light of day again. Making sure all this happens in style, we curated a list of 20 shorts for you to wear during the warm season ahead. Have a look at them in the gallery above.