In the height of summer, comfort is key. Show off those pins and swap heavy trousers and jeans for lightweight shorts that will keep you cool and comfy when the mercury rises. Throw on your favourite T-shirt and some leather trainers and you're good to go. Not sure where to start? We've rounded up the 10 key shorts style every man needs, plus our pick of the best men's shorts to buy in each category. From classic chino shorts to breezy linen shorts, there's a pair for every taste and occasion. Scroll on to find your perfect pair.


The best men's shorts in 2024


Scandinavian masters of minimalism ASKET have produced a series of essential wardrobe staples, including these cut-to-perfection chino shorts. Ethically crafted in Portugal from 100% organic cotton twill weave, they're durable yet breathable, perfect for warm summer days. Their refined silhouette and slightly tailored fit makes them the ultimate smart-casual style hero, ready to team with just about anything – from a breezy linen shirt and espadrilles to your go-to T-shirt and trainers.


Meet the &SONS Gravel Hiking Shorts in Churchill Blue: Tailored for the modern explorer, these shorts combine toughness with comfort. Crafted from sturdy cotton with a touch of elasticity, they offer durability and flexibility. Featuring seven pockets and a slightly shorter length, they ensure ample storage and unrestricted movement. Designed for outdoor excursions, these shorts blend style with functionality, ensuring you're ready for any adventure.

Pini Parma

Crafted from premium 100% French linen, woven in Italy, these Pini Parma linen shorts offer unparalleled quality. With a semi-slim fit and high-rise design, they feature an extended tab belt, single pleat, and side adjusters for a tailored look. Finished in a versatile beige hue, they exude effortless Italian elegance.

Luca Faloni

Indulge in Italian craftsmanship with Luca Faloni's cotton shorts, meticulously tailored from durable whipcord cotton. Blending style with comfort, these classic shorts feature a hint of stretch for ease of movement. Designed with a slim straight-leg profile, they effortlessly balance sophistication with a laid-back vibe.

Billy Reid

Billy Reid's Chino Shorts redefine wardrobe staples with exceptional craftsmanship. Reinforced pocket welts and bar tacking enhance durability, while garment dyeing offers a lived-in feel. Cut to sit slim through the hip and straight through the leg, they boast just the right amount of stretch for unmatched comfort. Finished with genuine horn buttons and signature details.


Vilebrequin's Baie Bermuda shorts epitomize casual elegance with overdyed linen. Featuring Italian pockets, cargo pockets, and a flap back pocket, they offer functional style. The elastic waistband with drawstring and metal tips ensures a secure fit. Crafted from 100% linen, these Bermuda shorts are a solid choice for effortless summer style.


Foret's shorts collection offers a fusion of comfort and style. Crafted from premium fabrics with meticulous attention to detail, each pair exudes effortless sophistication. From swim shorts to seerssucker, Foret's shorts are versatile staples that elevate any summer wardrobe with their quality craftsmanship and timeless appeal.


Velasca's Bermuda shorts blend cotton's freshness with linen's natural properties for a crease-resistant and breathable fabric. Crafted without synthetic materials, these casual pants offer comfort and style. Ideal for warm days, they provide a relaxed yet polished look, ensuring you stay cool and comfortable in any setting.


Mackintosh's Plain Captain shorts in sky-blue feature ECO DRY fabric, lightweight, durable, and water-repellent, crafted in Italy. Designed for comfort, they boast a relaxed fit with an elasticated waist and multiple patch pockets. Ideal for casual wear, these shorts combine style with practicality for versatile summer dressing.

Thom Sweeney

Thom Sweeney's cotton drawstring trousers offer unparalleled comfort with a luxurious touch. Crafted from garment-dyed navy loopback cotton, they're soft against the skin. The expandable waistband ensures freedom of movement, making them perfect for lounging or casual wear. Pair with a hoodie for a coordinated look or add sporty flair to a knitted polo ensemble.


+351's boardshorts are born from the Atlantic coastline, reflecting a salty lifestyle in every detail. With a Portuguese DNA, these shorts are a collaboration between water and land, capturing the essence of coastal living. Dive into the sun-bonded collection for a true taste of seaside adventure.


These Closed shorts boast Italian chino quality, crafted from organic cotton blended with elastane for comfort and flexibility. Featuring horn-look buttons and a fly label, they exude sophistication. With side and buttoned back pockets, and a garment-dyed finish, these shorts are the epitome of style and substance.


Discover the epitome of summer sophistication with WAHTS shorts collection. Crafted from premium fabrics like loopback cotton, stretch piqué, bonded jersey, and tech nylon, these contemporary pieces offer a perfect blend of style and comfort. Whether for casual outings or sporty endeavors, elevate your wardrobe effortlessly with these versatile essentials.

The Resort Co

Terrycloth, a super soft and lightweight fabric woven from cotton, is having a major moment. Embrace the trend and stock up on a pair of poolside-ready terry shorts. Our pick is this style from The Resort Co. Handcrafted in Portugal, they boast a relaxed fit and elastic waistband for ultimate all-day comfort. Team them with The Resort Co's matching terry shirt and a pair of slides for a fail-safe summer look.

Wax London

Introducing the Linton Pleat Shorts from Wax London, a fresh addition for SS24. Crafted from a navy seersucker cotton blend, these shorts boast a classic fit that exudes comfort and style. Seersucker fabric, with its puckered texture, promotes airflow, ensuring you stay cool and comfortable all day long.

L'Estrange London

In the blazing heat of summer, a pair of breezy linen shorts will save the day. This version from London-based label L'Estrange are made from a silky soft linen-cotton blend with just the right amount of stretch. Not only are they stylish in L'Estrange's characteristically understated way, but they're super comfy too, thanks to a hidden elastic waistband and internal drawstring. Plus, thanks to linen's low environmental impact, they're an eco-friendly wardrobe addition, meaning you can feel good about your purchase.


Crafted from lustrous twill-weave Lyocell, these CDLP shorts boast a straight fit with side and welt back pockets. The stretch drawstring waistband and satin piping add refined detail. Made from renewable wood sources, Lyocell ensures breathability and a luxurious drape. Perfect for relaxed yet sophisticated summer styling.

Why not team your new shorts with a pair of minimalist trainers?