Summer is well and truly upon us, which means we're stocking up on all manner of warm weather gear to keep us comfortable and cool – from breezy linen shirts to retro-inspired shades. Top of the list is a pair of drawstring shorts, which are – in our opinion – the ultimate everyday summer staple. Just like their sibling drawstring trousers, drawstring shorts fuse the comfort of pyjamas with the put-togetherness of off-duty weekend attire. From sporty-luxe styles to slightly more tailored options, these are the best men's drawstring shorts we've come across recently. Scroll on to find your perfect pair.
Best drawstring shorts for men in 2023
Forét Denim Home Shorts
These ultra-versatile and oh-so-comfy denim shorts from Danish menswear label Forét are made from hard-wearing organic cotton canvas, guaranteeing ultimate durability, no matter what adventures you have in store. Team them with a Cuban collar shirt and minimalist sneakers for an effortless everyday look.
Closed Cotton Shorts
These super lightweight organic cotton shorts from renowned German label Closed will help you beat the heat in style. Wear them day to day with a high quality plain white tee and high-top sneakers for an easy summer look.
WAHTS Troy Sweat Shorts
Made in Portugal from luxurious organic jersey cotton with an elasticated drawstring waist, these shorts from Dutch label WAHTS epitomise the brand's commitment to creating elevated sportswear staples that fuse functionality with style. Choose from a range of versatile plain hues, including light blue melange, navy blue and light grey melange. Consider them the warm-weather alternative to your trusty sweatpants.
L'Estrange 12 Shorts
These elegant shorts from L'Estrange feature a hidden elastic waistband and an internal drawstring fastening, offering all of the comfort of sweat shorts but with the added sophistication of tailored chino shorts. Cut from a premium Italian cotton stretch fabric, they boast a luxuriously soft feel. Wear them to a summer barbecue or poolside soirée with an airy linen shirt.
CDLP Heavy Terry Shorts
Made from a recycled and organic cotton blend in a loopback knit, these summer-ready shorts from CDLP's Mobilité range boast ultimate breathability and durability, as well as moisture-wicking properties. Wear them at home, to the gym, beach or around town.
Wax London Navy Ikat Kurt Shorts
Crafted in India from handwoven cotton and printed with a traditional Ikat design, these drawstring shorts from Wax London are ideal for those hot summer days, when you want to look as cool as possible with as little effort as possible. They're cut just above the knee for a slouchy, relaxed feel. Make it an outfit with Wax's Ikat Didcot Shirt.
The Resort Co Terry Shorts
We love these summery white terry shorts from The Resort Co, which are every bit as ideal for the beach and pool as they are for lounging around in at home. Embrace the terrycloth trend and team them with The Resort Co's matching terry shirt.
Form&Thread Organic Ripstop Draw Short
Cut for a tailored yet relaxed fit, these shorts from Form&Thread are based on the London label's bestselling Double Pleated Trouser. Made in Portugal from premium Japanese organic cotton ripstop, they boast a slightly brushed finish for a super-soft feel. The perfect balance between smart and casual.
ISTO. Corduroy Shorts
Lisbon-based label ISTO. specialises in relaxed everyday staples, making it the perfect go-to for a well-crafted pair of men's drawstring shorts. This pair, made from 100% organic cotton corduroy, are designed to take their wearer effortlessly from beach to bar. Their oversized fit would team perfectly with a breezy linen shirt.
Neutrale Balearic Shorts
Elevate your warm weather wardrobe with these statement-making and mood-boosting shorts from Neutrale, which are sustainably made from 100% organic cotton. Their bold orange stripes draw inspiration from Balearic sunsets, but if you can't make it to the islands, they'll look just as good in the city.
Passenger Drifter Organic Cotton Jacquard Shorts
Whether you're hitting the beach, hiking in the wilderness or simply exploring the city, these versatile shorts from Passenger will have you sorted. They're made from soft yet sturdy organic cotton and feature an adjustable rope drawcord and secure pockets for all your essentials.