During hot weather, shorts are often staple wardrobe items for many men. The right short offers the freedom, comfort and style that men desire for outdoor work and recreation. While men of all ages and physical builds enjoy wearing shorts during the summer months, the challenge is finding ones that are durable and fit appropriately. Here are 10 of the top men’s shorts.
1. Lee Men’s Dungarees Belted Wyoming Cargo Short
The Lee Men’s Wyoming cargo short is a relaxed, comfortable option for everyday casual wear. The roomy short is designed to reach just below the knees, and it comes in 19 colors. The belted utility cargo short has a total of nine pockets, and two of them are cargo pockets on each leg. The short’s inseam is 11.5 inches, and it is made from 100 percent cotton twill. The distinctive styling of the short makes it a go to favorite for yard work or play. The product has received mostly positive consumer reviews, but buyers warn that the shorts run slightly small. Also, taller men claimed that the shorts rise slightly above the knee.
2. Match Twill Shorts Quick Dry Summer
The Match twill cargo shorts feature a lightweight 100 percent cotton material that dries fast on hot summer days. The loose fit shorts come in 14 colors and are casual enough to wear to the beach or a stroll about town. The Match cargo short comes with a number of features that allow wearers to adjust them for a customized fit. For example, the waist band has an internal drawstring as well as external belt loops, and the short’s legs also have drawstrings to make the straight leg design look even more streamlined. Two large and two small cargo pockets are on the legs of the shorts, and two pockets each are on the front and back of the shorts. Consumers warn that the product runs two sizes too small.
3. Dockers Perfect Short D-3 Classic Flat Front Fit
Dockers’ flat front D-3 shorts offer a timeless casual design that features a tailored fit. The shorts come in 11 colors that include Sea Cliff gray, Sand dune light tan, black, white and ivory. The flat front shorts come with two front slash pockets, two rear buttoned pockets and one buttoned pocket on the short’s leg. Consumers say that the shorts look great right out of the dryer and without ironing. Other consumers warn that the leg room in these shorts is not adequate for men who have thicker thighs.
4. Champion Cotton Jersey Shorts
The Champion cotton jersey shorts are meant to be a suitable companion to one’s morning workout or a pick up game of basketball. However, the athletic shorts’ pattern, heavier weight cotton material and no frills design will likely relegate them to lounge attire. The Champion shorts come in numerous color options like red, navy, black and white. Although the shorts feature durable, double needle stitching and a forgiving elastic waistband, they do not come with pockets. Some consumers also gave the shorts lower ratings because the elasticized waist bands are not covered; this caused the already tight waist bands to be irritating to the skin according to them.
5. Levi’s Men’s Ace Cargo Ripstop Short
The Ace cargo short by Levi appears to be a more tailored alternative in the cargo short genre of casual wear. The short is made of 100 percent cotton and has a ripstop cloth design for added durability during work or recreational activities. A total of six pockets are included in the short’s design which has two front, buttoned rear and side leg cargo pockets. The short’s closures feature a zippered fly and top front button. Timberwolf tan, Dress Blues navy, Shadow brown and Ivy green are the color choices for the Ace Cargo short. Consumers gave the product generally good reviews for material quality and fit.
6. Unionbay Cordova Belted Cargo Short
The Unionbay Cordova cargo short doesn’t just have belt loops for an adjustable fit; it actually comes with a matching belt with a D ring closure. The short has an inseam of 14.25 inches and are made to provide a generous length that extends to the bottom of the knee. The belted cargo short comes with front, back and side leg cargo pockets. The drawstrings on the cargo short’s legs allow for a more custom fit. While repeat Unionbay customers noted that the material quality of the 100 percent cotton short has noticeable decreased since the brand outsourced its manufacturing activities, other consumers gave great reviews for the product’s fit and style.
7. Southpole Belted Ripstop Cargo Short
The Southpole belted cargo short has a 13.5 inch inseam and is fabricated from a 100 percent cotton ripstop material. It is a favorite among tall cargo short wearers, and men above six feet in stature gave the product great reviews because they can rarely find cargo shorts that fall to the bottom of their knees. Guys of short or medium height should be aware of this product’s unique fit. The short comes in 13 colors, and some of them are deep khaki, red, royal blue and charcoal gray.
8. Haggar Gabardine Hidden Expandable Waist Plain Front Short
Haggar’s Gabardine short is a dressier twist on men’s shorts, and it comes in 19 hues. Their classic design and tailored look are easily at home on the golf course as well as a casual summer evening date night with the wife. The short’s garbardine material is 100 percent polyester, and its inseam is 9.5 inches. Its clean lines are accentuated by a flat front, zippered fly and top button closure. The Haggar’s short has belt loops for customized size adjustment and added style. The short’s built in expandable waist feature garners great reviews from consumers.
9. Lee Big Tall Dungarees Belted Wyoming Cargo Short
Men who love the styling and material of Lee’s Wyoming cargo short but who found that the standard sizes did not give them the correct fit will welcome the Big and Tall version of the short. This short comes in a relaxed fit and has an 11 inch inseam. Although the color choices for the Big and Tall version of the short is more limited than the standard Wyoming cargo short, Lee promises a fit that falls just below the knee.
10. Dockers Men’s Cargo Flat Front Short
The knee length Dockers Men’s cargo short is 100 percent cotton and comes in 11 shades. The short has two front, back and side leg cargo pockets. The product’s slim fit and stay flat pockets ensure a more polished profile.