No summer wardrobe is complete without a load of linen. Breezy and breathable, linen is a sure-fire solution to beating the heat in style. So now that you've stocked up on linen shirts and linen trousers, it's time to set your sights on shorts. No longer merely reserved for beach holidays and poolside lounging, linen shorts are gaining serious traction in menswear circles. The best men's linen shorts will serve you all summer long for myriad events and occasions. Keep things comfy and casual in a pair of relaxed linen drawstring shorts, or take things up a notch with a tailored, pleated style that will lend your everyday ensemble that extra dose of elegance. Scroll on to find your perfect pair, with our round-up of the very best linen shorts for men to buy now.

Best men's linen shorts in 2023

Hamilton and Hare Linen Drawstring Shorts

Hamilton and Hare is perhaps best known for its meticulously-made men's underwear, but the London-based label applies the same approach to its more recently released clothing range. Take its linen shorts for example. Crafted from the finest European linen and garment-dyed for a soft, lived in feel, these shorts are as comfy as they come.

Luca Faloni Panarea Linen-Cotton Shorts

With their elegant silhouette and slightly tailored cut, these shorts from Luca Faloni strike the perfect balance between smart and casual. Crafted in Italy from a luxurious linen-cotton blend, they feel somewhat more substantial than 100% linen shorts, but still boast a super-soft handle that's designed to get better with time.

Sunspel Pleated Linen Shorts

These smart pleated linen shorts from iconic British menswear brand Sunspel are perfect for dressier summer occasions, best paired with a knitted polo shirt and suede loafers or leather trainers. Made from 100% French linen, they feature horn buttons for an elegant finishing touch.

Aurélien Linen Seaside Shorts

Crafted from a soft, lightweight linen, these perfectly-cut men's shorts from Dutch label Aurélien are a warm weather style saviour. Wear them with a matching linen shirt for a full look that will really put you in holiday mode, or simply style them with your favourite tee and a pair of crisp white sneakers. Summer style sorted.

ISTO. Linen Shorts

ISTO. is a Portuguese label renowned for its sustainable approach to design and production. These linen shorts are ethically made, with 100% transparency as to the costs and processes involved in manufacturing. And that's not even to mention their versatile, relaxed style that will elevate your everyday summer uniform. What's not to love? Choose from three easy-to-wear hues – navy, charcoal and military green.

Flax London Patch Pocket Shorts

As its name suggests, Flax London specialises in linen, showcasing the versatility of the ancient material by using different weights, weaves, and finishes across its range of linen shirts, jackets, trousers, and - of course - shorts. These patch pocket shorts are crafted in London from heavyweight Belgian linen that's designed to drape beautifully and develop a unique patina over time. They boast a mid-rise and sit just above the knee, for an elegant silhouette that will take any summer ensemble up a notch.

L'Estrange The 12" Shorts Linen

London-based label L'Estrange creates minimalist menswear staples that are built to last. Case in point: these perfectly tailored shorts, crafted from a silky soft blend of linen and cotton, with just a hint of stretch. They're an elegant take on a summer classic. Style them with a camp collar shirt and espadrilles for an effortless warm weather look.

Vilebrequin Printed Linen Bermuda Jungle

French resortwear label Vilebrequin channels the vibrancy of summer into everything it creates, through playful patterns and colour palettes that will really elevate your outfit. These linen Bermuda shorts do just that, thanks to their bold jungle print. Balance these statement-making shorts with a plain tee and canvas trainers.

The Resort Co Linen Drawstring Shorts

The Resort Co keeps things characteristically minimalist with these simple yet stylish men's linen shorts. Lovingly made in Portugal from 100% premium Irish linen, they're made to last. Plus, their elastic drawstring waist offers ultimate comfort, making these shorts the sort you'll want to wear all summer long.

Arket Loose Fit Linen Shorts

Arket never fails with its tailoring-inspired wide leg styles. We love this loose fit style, which features pressed creases and a constructed waist for a smart look. Try them with a tucked-in denim shirt and loafers for elegant summer styling.

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