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. Top of the list is a pair of drawstring shorts, which are, in our opinion, the ultimate everyday summer staple, fusing the comfort of pyjamas with the put-togetherness of off-duty weekend attire. From sporty-luxe styles to slightly more tailored options, these are nine of the best men's drawstring shorts we've come across recently. Scroll on to find your perfect pair.

9 of the best drawstring shorts for men in 2021

Forét Cloud Division Shorts

These ultra-versatile shorts from Danish menswear label Forét are made from hard-wearing plain-woven canvas, guaranteeing ultimate durability, no matter what adventures you have in store. Team them with a Cuban collar shirt and espadrilles for an effortless day-to-night look.

WAHTS Key Piqué Shorts

Crafted from 100% piqué cotton with an elasticated drawstring waist, these shorts from WAHTS exude summer sophistication without compromising on comfort. Choose from a range of easy-to-wear hues, including Navy Blue, Army Green, Light Grey and Pure Black.

Unrecorded Short Grey Sweatshorts

Sustainably made from 360GSM organic cotton, these sweatshorts from Dutch label Unrecorded are as comfy as they come. In typical Unrecorded fashion, there's no hiding the full cost of their manufacturing: the full cost breakdown is revealed, so you can get an understanding of their true value.

Hamilton and Hare Terry Drawstring Shorts

Hamilton and Hare is renowned for its ultra-comfy essentials, and these terrycloth drawstring shorts are no different. They're the perfect shorts for lounging around in at home: team them with the matching pullover for the ultimate off-duty look.

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 sweatshorts with the 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.

BHODE Drawstring Tie Dye Shorts

Make a statement with these eye-catching tie dye shorts from BHODE. Crafted from premium lightweight Italian seersucker, they're super soft and oh-so-comfy. Wear them with a plain white tee to balance the busyness.

Nikben Terry Shorts

We love these sand-coloured shorts from Nikben, 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 Nikben's matching bowling shirt.

Oliver Spencer House Jersey Shorts

London-based label Oliver Spencer has extended its menswear expertise to its new loungewear range, which includes these gorgeously soft House Jersey Shorts. Wear them at home or thrown on a tee and sneakers for an effortless casual look.

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