The Sunday Sale: The Best Casual Shorts for Summer Are On Sale for Under $50 Right Now

Best men's shorts for summer.

When you find something that works in terms of the best spring and summer style essentials, you stick with it — that’s what I think, at least, and that’s where today’s Sunday Sale comes into play. As luck would have it, this deal is coming to you from the Todd Snyder Sale section, and more specifically, the ongoing Todd Snyder + Champion partnership. What works so well about that partnership? Well, it takes classic sportswear staples and updates them with modern fabric and fits — which brings us to the standout offering shown above, some of the best casual men’s shorts for summer. In fact, they’re on sale right now for under $50 and available in an entire range of sizes, something that’s a bit too good to pass up.

The Todd Snyder + Champion Midweight Warm-Up Shorts are perfect for weekend trips, laidback lounging and even more casual weekend outings (park strolls and iced coffees come to mind). These stylish, durable Todd Snyder + Champion shorts also get the little details right, be it the garment-dyed, French Terry fabric (perfect for breezy days) or the eye-catching Club Blue color. The result, as Snyder says, is an elevated take on the gym short that you can wear as often as you please this summer. Lest we forget, you can snag these Todd Snyder + Champion for under $50 right now. That’s a deal worth taking right now. Cheers to Sunday, my friends!

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Apres Shorts – The Best Shorts to Wear This Spring and Summer

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You know what I always says: It’s never too early to stock up on the best seasonal style essentials, especially when it comes time to stock up on a pair of the best men’s shorts. We’re in the depths of a breezy spring right now, but when the sun does finally peek through the clouds, you’ll already have your new favorite shorts in hand. And those shorts, my friend, have a lot in common with your favorite weekend pants. That’s because today’s Style Pick is none other than the Taylor Stitch Apres Shorts, which take some crucial DNA from the best lounge pants for men (the Taylor Stitch Apres Pants, of course). Sounds like we’re off to a pretty great start, right?

Yes indeed, the Taylor Stitch Apres Shorts are something special indeed, made from garment-dyed 6oz. 100 percent organic cotton for a soft feel right out of the box, the kind that makes you think you’ve had these shorts for years. As styles continue to get all the more relaxed and laidback, that’s not a bad thing in the slightest. The Taylor Stitch Apres Shorts also feature an easygoing elastic waist with drawcord tips that have been dyed to match the breezy Natural colorway. These shorts hit all the right notes between throwback and modern — let’s keep diving in, shall we?

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The Taylor Stitch Apres Shorts have plenty going for them, including that vintage, lived-in look and an on-trend, shorter inseam (of 6 inches). A 6-inch inseam is likely too short for the taller guys out there, but even your humble Brooklyn style writer (Roster height: 6’2″) would consider wearing the Taylor Stitch Apres Shorts. Slash front pockets and back button pockets — finished off with a nice pair of horn buttons — add some handy storage space on the go, although the Taylor Stitch Apres Shorts aren’t the kind of shorts you’re going to want to load down with gear like the cargo shorts you once wore. In short, you should look to keep the Taylor Stitch Apres Shorts as breezy and effortless as can be, and that goes for how you wear them and where you wear them, too.

If I were you, I’d start out by wearing these stylish men’s shorts with laidback essentials, like one of the best men’s merino T-shirts for easygoing moisture-wicking style and functionality in the heat. To level things up a bit, consider rolling up the sleeves on one of the best men’s Oxford shirts (also from Taylor Stitch, naturally), or team the Taylor Stitch Apres Shorts with a slub polo and subtle canvas sneakers. With shorts that sit comfortably in between throwback looks and the present-day, you can style them just about however you want. That sounds like a pair of shorts worthy of adding to your closet — and all for the agreeable price of $88. Head to Taylor Stitch and scoop ’em up now.

Style Pick of the Week: Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts

It’s more than high time that you picked up a pair of the best chino shorts for men this summer, is it not? I’ll say, and that’s why we’re diving into the truly stellar Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts today on the blog. You surely know and love NYC-based Bonobos if you read the blog (at least, I hope that’s the case). They’re a brand that now does a little bit of everything as far as the best men’s style essentials are concerned, from one of the best jackets for men to an ideal pair of pants to wear to work from home (and beyond). Pay close attention to that last pick, because it’s menswear for your bottom half where Bonobos really excels.

The company launched in 2007 with a focus on some of the coolest men’s chinos, revolutionizing fit and fabric for guys everywhere. And helpfully, they’ve done the same thing with your new favorite pair of shorts. The Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts truly check every single box imaginable when it comes to an all-day, everyday set of shorts, and I’m not just saying that. For starters, Bonobos bills these as having the “same great fit of our chinos,” and that’s a great place to kick things off.

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Fit is certainly a crucial ingredient, and it only follows that you really can find the best-fitting pair of shorts for your lifestyle. The Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts come in three inseam lengths: An on-trend 5-inch inseam, an easily wearable 7-inch inseam and a classic 9-inch inseam (taller guys should like opt for the 7-inch or 9-inch pair, but the world is your oyster). You can also take your pick between Standard, Slim and Athletic fits, too. There are also waist sizes available up to size 40 at the moment. The fabric is a blend of cotton and stretch cotton twill, and things only get better from there. The Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts retail for an agreeable $79, so you can pick up a couple pairs. Why pick up more than one pair? Well, they come in a whopping 15 colors, and that versatility absolutely makes them some of the best shorts for men.

And because the design is both comfortable (thanks to the stretch) and modern (thanks to the relatively tailored fit), you can wear these stylish chino shorts with everything from a Bonobos polo to a stylish printed short-sleeve shirt (ideally also from Bonobos). You’re going to have a tough time finding shorts with so many customization options, from fit to color, at an agreeable price. In my book, that makes the Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts your next must-buy summer style essential. How about it?

SHOP: The Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts

Style Pick of the Week: Mack Weldon Radius Shorts

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If you’re in the business of building your wardrobe from head-to-toe with your favorite brands, then Mack Weldon is certainly a brand to know. If you read the blog, perhaps you know all about how they make some of the best T-shirts for men, plus the best casual hoodie. What if I told you it gets even better beyond that, though? I’m talking, naturally, about the Mack Weldon Radius Shorts, a new launch from the brand here just in time for summer — and surely, destined to become your new favorite shorts. They check plenty of the right boxes, as I like to say, as far as the best shorts for men are concerned, and again, if you know Mack Weldon, you know that’s not hyperbole. Mack Weldon menswear is as functional as it is fashionable. And in the case of the Mack Weldon Radius Shorts, the brand carries on that lineage quite nicely indeed.

They’re water, wind and stain-resistant, making them the perfect shorts for summer travel and hours in the sun. They carry the same DNA as the excellent and much-loved Mack Weldon Radius Pants, which is great news if you value menswear that moves with you, wears well over time and looks just plain great. In fact, I’d recommend that you pick up the Radius Pants to wear to the office (for example), and then keep your new favorite summer shorts handy to wear on the weekend.

SHOP: The Mack Weldon Radius Shorts

These shorts also get the details right in terms of fit. The Mack Weldon Radius Shorts feature a 9-inch inseam, which should work quite well if you’re on the the taller side, or if you want men’s shorts that hit right at the kneecap. They’re also sleek in terms of design — no cargo pockets in sight. And as you might expect, the Mack Weldon Radius Shorts are affordably priced at $78, leaving you with some extra cash if you want to stock up on, say, the Mack Weldon Vesper Polo or the classic Mack Weldon Pima Crew Neck. That’s another great selling point about the Mack Weldon Radius Shorts: Versatility is the name of the game.

They feature four-way stretch for maximum comfort, no matter what you wear ’em with, and neutral color options like True Navy or Asphalt help you maximize the most bang for your buck. Add in the flexible waist and belt loops — unlike the drawstring shorts you’ve been wearing, these ones will need a belt — and you’ve got yourself some of the best men’s shorts for summer. And by that, I mean this summer, and next summer, and the summer after that… stock up accordingly, folks.

SHOP: The Mack Weldon Radius Shorts

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts

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As far as gearing up for summer is concerned, I hope you’re ready — and I hope you’re ready to dive in with some of the best shorts for men at the forefront. The Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts, ladies and gentlemen, are the very shorts you need for summer’s many adventures on land, on the trail and in the water. You likely won’t find a more versatile pair of men’s shorts on the market at the moment, but would you expect anything less from a brand that manages to get a heck of a lot right? From the best heirloom leather jacket to a classic Oxford shirt and your favorite chinos, Taylor Stitch simply manages to knock it right out of the park with the best menswear essentials around, and that’s not just hyperbole.

If you can believe it, the Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts are a far cry from the shorts you’ve probably grown accustomed to wearing across the past year-and-change during the pandemic. They’re not an old pair of athletic shorts, nor are they too stuffy or stiff, like even some chino shorts tend to be at times. Here’s what sets apart regular shorts from the best men’s shorts to buy this summer: Fabric and design, two areas in which San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch assuredly excels.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts 

Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts

The Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts, for starters, blend organic cotton with nylon and spandex, plus a DWR finish. That means they’re durable yet lightweight, made to move with you and repel water. In short, that also means that these are some of the best adventure shorts, too. It’s remarkable what these rugged men’s shorts have been designed to do, another hallmark that sets Taylor Stitch apart. They feature front slash pockets, like you might find in a pair of chino shorts, but those pockets have drainage holes for water — who’s up for a quick dip at the local watering hole? Plus, an elastic waistband and drawcord provide the comfort and stretch you need from some of the best shorts for men this season.

Helpfully, the Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts are available in three versatile and cool-as-heck colorways: Navy, Rust and bold Tiger Camo. If there’s one thing your shorts need this summer in addition to functionality, it’s style points: The Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts deliver, folks. Last but not least, the 8-inch inseam should hit above or at the knee for most of us, and you can still rock these if you’re a bit taller and want shorts with some room to move. From A to Z and top to bottom, the Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts deliver the goods, and then some. Would you expect anything else from Taylor Stitch? Surely not. Summer’s here, and it’s time to get out there.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts 

The Thursday Buy: These American Trench Sweatshorts Are the Best Pair of Casual Summer Shorts

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If you’re in the market for a pair of the best casual shorts for men this spring and summer, especially as the weather warms up, today’s Thursday Buy can help you out. To get more specific right off the bat, the American Trench Pigment-Dyed Sweatshorts are some of the best men’s shorts you can buy for laidback lounging and really, whatever you have on your plate this casual and fun summer. It doesn’t come as too much of a surprise though, does it? We’re talking, after all, about American Trench, purveyors of some of the best American-made menswear out there right now.

If you’ve perused the pages of this blog through the years, you know that American Trench initially started out with a focus on the best men’s trench coat before branching out into the best American-made socks and much more. These days, the Pennsylvania-based brand makes all sorts of menswear and gear imaginable, including the breezy, easygoing and yet very well-made American Trench Pigment-Dyed Sweatshorts. These could be the very shorts you come to rely on and wear all summer. After all, I’d imagine you could use a new pair of shorts or sweatpants after a year of working from home. Maybe you’re heading back to the office, though, and in need of some of the best lounge shorts to wear after the 9-to-5 grind. Either way, the American Trench Pigment-Dyed Sweatshorts are your new go-to pair for plenty of seasonal pursuits.

SHOP: The American Trench Pigment-Dyed Sweatshorts 

Your new favorite pair of shorts have plenty going for ’em starting with the unique approach to their fabrication. They’re made from 100 percent cotton fleece made with EcoLife© yarn, which blends 50 percent recycled materials and 50 percent cotton from the Better Cotton Initiative. That means these stylish men’s sweatshorts are sustainable as well as stylish.

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The pigment-dying process gives each pair a soft finish and unique look, and it helps that the resulting range of colors (including the Sky option shown above) is breezy and fresh for summer. These are some of the best men’s casual shorts for good reason, and I’m sure you’ll find plenty of ways to wear ’em. That goes for the beach and the bonfire as well as the brewery, teamed up with your favorite summer polo or the best white T-shirt for men, too. My personal favorite is the Storm (grey) color, which I’d wear with a navy polo or pocket tee and my favorite white leather sneakers. Any way you look at it, the American Trench Pigment-Dyed Sweatshorts are the answer to your summer prayers for casual, easygoing-yet-stylish summer shorts for men. Happy shopping and stay cool, folks.

SHOP: The American Trench Pigment-Dyed Sweatshorts 

Style Pick of the Week: Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts

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Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to put away your sweatpants and athletic shorts and step out this summer wearing some of the best men’s shorts for summer and well beyond. If you’ve read the blog (or glanced at the headline), then you know that the best shorts for men this summer are yours for the taking from a longtime favorite of The Style Guide: Buck Mason, a brand that drew initial style inspiration from Ohio before setting its sights on locales like Austin, L.A. and New York City.

The great news is, you can wear the Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts to each and every one of those cities, and on summer adventures, and anywhere you darn well please this season. How’s that for a return to normal and a return to standout summer style? I’m right there with you, and even on paper, I can definitely appreciate the classic style and durability of these Buck Mason canvas shorts. They’ve got all the proper specs when it comes to your new favorite shorts, and we’ll keep getting into what makes ’em so great — if you keep scrolling, that is.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts 

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Helpfully, the Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts are much more stylish and well-built than the sweatshorts you’ve probably been rocking consistently as of late (guilty as charged). The stretch cotton canvas offers durability and yet ease of movement, with the design modeled after army surplus shorts. They’re about as classic a pair of men’s shorts as you’ll find, right down to the easy-access front slant hip pockets to haul your everyday carry gear. The 8-inch inseam is neither too short nor too long — it should hit above the knee, but if you want a pair of Buck Mason shorts with, well, a shorter cut, give the Buck Mason Deck Shorts (featuring a 6-inch inseam) a look. It helps that they also feature a hidden drawcord waist, a handy touch for ease of movement and comfortable patio lounging. As with most things Buck Mason, these rugged canvas shorts are agreeably priced, retailing for $85 at Buck Mason.

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These durable canvas shorts have plenty going for ’em on the style front, too. You’d be remiss not to wear them with everything from a classic white T-shirt to, say, a Buck Mason polo for a bit of breezy summer fun at your next BBQ or beer-centric patio evening. Plus, four color options, including a khaki-like Willow Mojave Wash, offer up something for everyone as far as crisp, cool summer style is concerned. And once again, that mobile and easy-to-wear fabric blend (cotton and spandex) makes these a pair of stylish canvas shorts you can wear everywhere from the trail back to town. And trust me: You’ll want to wear them at least that much.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts 

The Thursday Buy: These Relwen Shorts from Huckberry Are The Best Men’s Shorts for Summer

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Your new favorite shorts for spring and summer.

Consider this your lucky day if you want to stock up on the best men’s style essentials for summer — and more to the point, the best shorts for men this summer, because we’ve got ’em right here, right now in today’s Thursday Buy. With Memorial Day looming and summer adventures aplenty on the horizon, the Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts, as sold by our good friends at Huckberry, are the versatile and durable shorts you didn’t know you needed.

Or perhaps, you knew you needed upgraded shorts, but didn’t where to start. Again, you’re in luck today with some of the best men’s shorts, and that’s great news for all of us. If you’re not familiar with Relwen, know that the brand makes everything from polos to outerwear to lightweight technical pants, all with a distinctly classic bent that’s derived from field gear and military wear. I love Relwen men’s jackets in particular, but it’s a pair of the best utility shorts for men that have me hankering to get out there this summer. The Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts use a sateen cotton twill that’s smooth and yet durable, blended with polyester for the perfect amount of stretch this spring and summer.

SHOP: The Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts

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One of three cool colors in which you can get this standout pair of shorts for spring and summer.

And when it comes to your new favorite shorts, Relwen isn’t cutting any corners — these aren’t that ratty old pair of cargo shorts you’ve been wearing. No sir, they’re cut nice and tailored, but not too slim, with a 9-inch inseam that’s not too long. If you want shorts with a 7-inch inseam, you should check out the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts, but let’s keep it tuned right here, right now with the Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts
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Available in colors like Bright Navy and the cool Faded Camo as shown above, these shorts are distinctive and yet versatile, able to be paired up with your favorite short-sleeve henley or a Relwen polo at a moment’s notice. Plus, they feature a gusseted crotch for greater ease of movement on the trail or when bellying up to the bar. On top of that, the details in this pair of the best shorts for men are well-thought out, too. That includes the black oxidized zipper, snap, and metal button hardware on the Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts, of course. Now, they’re more expensive than your average pair of shorts (they retail for $158 at Huckberry), but they’ve got the versatility and the style points to back up the price. They’ll work well with stylish canvas sneakers or even hybrid hiking sneakers, not to mention your favorite short-sleeve shirts for summer.  If you ask me, it’s a wonder that the Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts aren’t in your digital shopping cart already.

SHOP: The Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts

Style Pick of the Week: Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts

Unbelievably cool and casual summer shorts from a favorite menswear designer.

Turn toward one of your favorite menswear brands — that’d be the inimitable, NYC-based Todd Snyder — to pick up a pair of the best men’s shorts. Well, OK, that’s step one — let’s talk about why exactly you need the Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts in your rotation, shall we? The very aptly named Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts exemplify laidback cool for the warmer months, and they’re part of a full lineup of the best shorts for men being sold by the brand — many of which feature summer-friendly colors, breezy fabrics and (this is crucial) a relaxed drawstring waist and nicely tailored fit. Yes indeed, you could likely call these some of the best summer shorts, given that they check so many of the right boxes.

But really, would you expect anything less from one of the best menswear designers on the planet? Snyder just gets it, and takes throwback style staples into the 21st century in a way that’s subtle but stylish all the way through. So, that brings us back to the Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts. The rich indigo chambray fabric is a serious selling point — I can nearly guarantee you don’t have anything like this in your wardrobe currently. In fact, it’s not just any old run-of-the-mill stuff (pun intended) — these stylish summer shorts are made with 97 percent cotton & 3 percent Lycra from Italy’s Albini Mill.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts

A button back pocket offers space for your everyday carry.

These are, simply put, some of the best shorts for men for a reason, and it’s got to be the fact that they’re casual enough to wear with your favorite T-shirt, yet easy to wear with a classic polo and leather loafers all the same. Lest we forget, they feature an elasticized drawstring waist, so they’re easy to pull on for, well, the weekend alongside your favorite canvas sneakers and that perfectly worn-in tee (preferably from the Todd Snyder x Champion line). Make no mistake, though — in spite of that drawstring waist, these are far from, say, gym shorts.

The tailored 7-inch inseam is akin to that of shorts you’ve likely already got in your wardrobe, but again, these stylish summer shorts amp things up in terms of fabric and great looks. These are summer shorts you can throw and forget about, whether you’re firing up the grill or hanging out in a socially distanced fashion with friends. Pair them with dependable sneakers and a rugged short-sleeve henley, team them with your favorite polo and leather loafers, toss ’em on with a broken-in tee and classic Converse sneakers — either way, the Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts can put in work, plain and simple.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts

See Now, Buy Now: These Buck Mason Deck Shorts are Summer’s Most Versatile Shorts

With the way things have been going around these parts, maybe shopping for summer style essentials has taken a back seat. And now, well, you realize you’re in need of a pair of the best men’s shorts for summer — and ASAP, at that. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the Buck Mason Vintage Deck Shorts, easily some of the most versatile and best shorts for summer. If you read the blog, you know Buck Mason — this all-American brand makes everything from the best men’s T-shirt to plenty of stylish, easygoing denim shirts,  textured polos and slim blue jeans. Of course, add the Buck Mason Vintage Deck Shorts to that list of essential men’s gear right now, too. What makes these stylish shorts so darn necessary for the season? Let’s start with the aforementioned versatility. They’re made of a quick-drying cotton-nylon fabric blend — that means that yes, these are shorts that also double as swim trunks. What makes them more akin to chino shorts than baggy boardshorts, though? It’s got to be the stylish, tailored cut — the Buck Mason Vintage Deck Shorts channel perfectly retro style that doesn’t look out of place these days at home or (socially distanced) at the lake. The preferred pairing? Naturally, stylish boat shoes and a classic T-shirt, beer in hand.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Vintage Deck Shorts

The versatility of the Buck Mason Vintage Deck Shorts keeps getting better, though. You’ve got your pick of four color options, each of which wear well with summer style staples like a crisp white T-shirt or a navy slub polo in equal measure. These are stylish summer shorts you can throw on and forget about — the elasticized back waistband provides comfort and mobility for backyard hangs and summer grilling sessions, too. And let’s not forget about the very agreeable price — classic summer shorts for under $90 (in this case, $85), especially ones that double as swim shorts … that’s one heck of a deal from possibly your new favorite menswear brandMaybe you feel you’re all set when it comes to both shorts for summer and your swim trunks, but aafter seeing the Buck Mason Vintage Deck Shorts, I’d certainly think twice. Let me know if you decide to pick them up by paying me a visit on Twitter!

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