Shorts for men

Men’s shorts are officially in. Long gone are the days when shorts for men were seen as uncool or juvenile. You might even find them being worn around the office. It’s officially ‘sky’s out, thighs out season’, and men are thanking the fashion gods for the freedom to let their legs breathe. 

The rise in the popularity of shorts has been fuelled by the recent trend of men’s ‘short shorts’.

2017 saw the release of the film ‘Call Me by Your Name’, with Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet luxuriating around Italy in micro-shorts and loose-fitting Ralph Lauren shirts.

In 2020, Paul Mescal caused a sensation when he stepped out in a pair of very short gym shorts while popping to the shops for the essentials… prawn cocktail crisps.

Now, Milo Ventimiglia has been thrust into the spotlight for his barely-there shorts, and recently Tiktok has taken a keen interest in what length of short is best for men (5.5 inches, if you wanted to know). 

With all this talk about shorts, what better time to do a round-up of the best shorts for men this season. Don’t worry, if short shorts are not your thing, according to experts, the sweet spot is supposedly anywhere just above the knees. So, whether you want to show off those thighs, or to opt for something a little longer, shorts are officially in for men this summer (almost) no matter the length!

Ben Sherman Canvas Shorts – £42

Canvas shorts fo men

Perfect for any picnic, BBQ or staycation, these shorts really mix style and comfort. The 100% cotton fabric makes these lightweight and breathable, and the iconic Ben Sherman branding ensures you will be the coolest person at any summer get-together. 

Ben Sherman Yellow Chino Short – £55 

If you’re looking to make a statement, then opt for these gold-yellow shorts instead of classic muted colours like grey or blue. Styled with a white t-shirt and some classic white trainers, these shorts are sure to make anyone stand out.

Ben Sherman Chino Short – £55

The classics are the classic for a reason, and beige chino shorts will never go out of style. Perfect for any occasion, these chino shorts are classy enough to wear to any smart-casual summer event. 

Ben Sherman Logo Jogger Short – £20 

jogging shorts for men

Looking to emulate the casual chic of Milo Ventimiglia or Paul Mescal in their gym shorts but not quite ready to commit to the micro-short look? Well, these are your answer. Elevated by the classic Ben Sherman script logo, these shorts are great for any casual weekend look. 

Jeff Banks Blue textured Shorts – £40

A classic pair of men’s shorts, with slanted pockets and a zip fly, these 100% cotton shorts by Jeff Banks are the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe if you want something patterned but not too out there. 

Ben Sherman South Beach Swim Shorts – £36

swim shorts for men

They may be called swim trunks, but many men now opt for a bright pair of swim shorts for their everyday wear! If you’re heading out for a game of football in the park with friends, or generally just out doing errands for the day, these are the shorts for you! Baywatch who?