When things heat up, being well-dressed can often take a back seat in favor of comfort.

For many, the arrival of summer results in a knee-jerk removal of anything below the knee when it comes to legwear. For some of us, though, the mere thought of shorts is the stuff of nightmares. A category of clothing that has no place on a full-grown man.

While there are several different lengths of shorts for every occasion, this time we're catering to those in opposition. If for whatever reason you insist on wearing pants all summer, then you need a pair that is lightweight, breathable, and certainly not tight. It's all about finding suitable summer pants to keep you comfy.

Scroll on to check our selection of summer pants.

Marine Serre Regenerated Household Linen Pajama Pants

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Regenerated Household Linen Pajama Pants


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If you're not wearing lightweight cotton, then linen truly is the best way to make it through summer. These all-white pants by Marine Serre are versatile enough to cater to evenings out or lounging around the house.

Carhartt WIP Terrell Single Knee Pant

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Terrell Single Knee Pant


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Though Carhartt WIP specializes in hard-working pants like its Detroit counterpart, the brand has a wide range of single-knee silhouettes like the Terrell. Arriving as part of its latest love-heart-themed collection, the pinstripe pants also come with a matching jacket.

Sky High Farm Scalloped Pantalettes

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Scalloped Pantalettes


Sky High Farm

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When you can see the front pocket lining through the outside of the pants, you know you're dealing with an extremely lightweight pair.

RANRA Is Pants

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Is Pants



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Specializing in elevated outdoor gear, RANRA is the brainchild of fledgling designers Arnar Már Jónsson and Luke Stevens. These sporty pants come in a lightweight polyester fabric with elasticated cuffs.

Itoh Drawstring-Waist striped Linen Trousers

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Drawstring-waist striped linen trousers



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Lightweight linen and drawstring waistbands are a top-tier combination for summer pants — and New-Delhi-based brand Itoh knows it.

Highsnobiety Contrast Stitch Pants

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Contrast Stitch Pants



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Not only are these loose-fitting pants lightweight, but the water-resistant fabric will also help you out should the heavens decide to open.

Rick Owens Cargobelas Cargo Pants

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Cargobelas Cargo Pants


Rick Owens

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As we mentioned in the intro to this article, practicality often becomes more important than style once summer comes along. These pants from Rick Owens, however, are sure to provide you with an eye-catching look without ending up with overheating legs.

Stone Island Pantalone Loose

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Pantalone Loose


Stone Island

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Crafted from Stone Island's signature nylon metal, these pants let you keep cool while getting the badge in.

BODE Midnight Grid Pajama

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Midnight Grid Pajama



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Pajama pants are lightweight by nature and some of them are too nice to only wear while asleep — such as these from Bode.

Vivienne Westwood Wreck Trousers

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Wreck Trousers


Vivienne Westwood

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Baggy pants make for optimum comfort and breathability in hot climates, which is what makes this Vivienne Westwood legwear ideal summer wear.

Post Archive Faction (PAF) 5.0+ Technical Pants

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5.0+ Technical Pants


Post Archive Faction (PAF)

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PAF is an expert at crafting highly-considered technical clothing and it's shown on these pants. Crafted from a lightweight and stretchable cotton-nylon blend fabric, this design comes with cleverly disguised pockets.

and wander Breath Ripstop Light Pants

Breath Ripstop Light Pants


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Geared towards keeping you safe and secure when exploring outdoors, and wander's ripstop pants are a solid option for fans of technical garments.

Highsnobiety Crepe Nylon Elastic Pant

Crepe Nylon Elastic Pant



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Lightweight and versatile, our crepe pants come in a variety of colors to keep you looking your best.

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