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7 Super Comfortable Pairs of Men’s Shorts to Add to Your Collection

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Ready to show a little leg this summer?  Whether you’re looking for classic khaki shorts, joggers, linen options, or something in between, check out some of the most comfortable shorts that work for just about all men.

Best Men's Shorts 2024

It’s officially time to add a little self tanner to those legs, toss in a couple of squats, and get ready to rock your favorite pair of shorts all summer long.  As times continue to change and more of us are working from home, sometimes we’re looking something that still looks great, but where comfort is the main factor (hello jogger shorts!).

Similar to some of the more popular men’s swim trunks, there are all different lengths you can sport.  Typically these range from 5-inches (short shorts) to around 9-inches.  I’m not a big believer in telling you what you should wear, so I always suggest choosing the length you’re most comfortable with.  If you’re looking for what most guys are sporting this season, the length is typically the 7-inch short.  They’re definitely above the knee, but not so short that you’re self-conscious. Either way, you do you!

I’ve researched some popular “dress shorts” options that work perfectly when you pair them with a crisp button down shirt and are buzzing around town, going for some outdoor drinks – you name it.  But I’m also featuring some more comfortable and casual options that work for hanging out at home, heading to the beach, or having some friends over for a little impromptu BBQ.

Check out some of my favorite pair of shorts for men (so far) in 2024.

1.  The All-Day Shorts

All Day Shorts by Faherty

$98 | Faherty

Fit:  True to Size
Inseam Options: 5-inch, 7-inch, 9-inch, 11-inch
Additional Colors: Navy, Black, Grey, Red, Jade, Khaki, Seafoam, Stone

If there is just one pair of shorts you can own, these are them.  They’re the most comfortable shorts I’ve ever worn, are made from recycled materials (like plastic bottles – but don’t worry, cotton is involved), comes with or without belt loops, is quick-drying, looks genius with a button-down shirt or tee, and comes in over 10 different colors.  Phew!

Ways to Save:  If you’re looking to save a little extra at Faherty you can get an extra 15% off when you sign up for their emails. They also have a $50 off friend-referral program, which is totally worth it.

2.  Salem Performance Shorts in Black

Peter Millar Performance

$98 | Nordstrom

Fit:  True to Size
Inseam Options: 9-inch
Additional Colors: Black, Blue, Grey, Stone, Light Blue

I always love anything titled performance when it comes to clothes.  I have a pair of chinos that are performance based and you can actually move in them!  This flat-front pair from designer Peter Millar are made from 2-way stretch technical fabric that allows you to easily move and keep you dry by helping to remove moisture from your troubled areas.  You know the ones.

Ways to Save:  Nordstrom isn’t really known for having coupons, but you can get free shipping and free returns right now, so that always helps.

3.  Stretch Khaki Chino Shorts


$70 | J. Crew

Fit:  True to Size
Inseam Options: 9-inch
Additional Colors: Classic Khaki, Grey, Navy, Clay Sand, Dusty Navy Blue

These are the classic khakis we’ve all grown up with and have worn for years, but now is time for an upgrade.  These have a little stretch to them so let’s just say they’re forgiving around the waist area, especially after you’ve just finished your meal or downed your 6th beer.  I’m not saying any of that from experience.  They’re even made from sustainable materials, so you can feel good that you’re wearing good.

Ways to Save:  J. Crew is actually know for having some amazing coupons and offers.  In general you can take an extra 10% off by subscribing to their emails.  And if you’re a student, teacher, first responder, in the military, or a medical pro you can get an extra 15% off your order as well!

4.  Nantucket Washed Red


$49 | UNTUCKit

Fit:  True to Size
Inseam Options: 9-inch
Additional Colors: Washed Red, Navy, Khaki, White

I’m a bit new to the UNTUCKit brand, but first stumbled upon them when I was looking for a button-down I could wear with my jeans that didn’t hang down like a dress.  I decided to give their shorts a try and feel really great about them – especially their prices.  You can’t ever go wrong with a Nantucket red, especially when they have a touch of stretch to them that just make them feel as great as they look.

Ways to Save:  Overall, they offer 15% off when you subscribe to their newsletter, a super generous 25% off friend-referral, and a 25% off discount for the military, students, first responders, and medical pros, and teachers.

5.  Stretch Washed Navy Chinos


$39 | Bonobos

Fit:  True to Size
Inseam Options: 5-inch, 7-inch, 9-inch, 11-inch
Additional Colors: Navy, Grey, Wheat, Breezy Blue

These stretched-washed navy options from Bonobos are a new take on their classic shorts.  As you know, I love anything with a little bit of a stretch to them, and I love how they give you a bunch of options when it comes to the inseam (from 5-inch all the way up to 11-inch).  These really go well with anything – from a button down to a broken in tee, you name it.  Spray on your favorite summer cologne, toss these on and you’re officially ready for amazing summer adventures.

Ways to Save:  Bonobos has a bunch of really generous promo codes and offers going on, like 15% off your first order with email sign-up, 25% off when you successfully refer a friend, and an extra 20% off for the military and teachers.

6.  French Terry Track Shorts

Everlane Shorts

$50 | Everlane

Fit:  True to Size
Inseam Options: 7-inch
Additional Colors: Black, Canvas

There’s no shame in my game for rocking a classic sweatshort.  From Everlane, these are made from super comfy French-terry cotton, have an elastic waist, adjustable drawstring (which comes in handy), and side pockets.  Can you wear these with a button-down shirt?  Heck yes!  Pair these with a trendy pair of espadrilles and you got yourself a look.

Ways to Save:  At times Everlane does have some coupons and discounts.  Right now I’m seeing a great offer for an extra 10% off with email signup.

7.  The Classic-Fit Commission Short

Lululemon Shorts for Men

$88 | Lululemon

Fit:  True to Size
Inseam Options: 5-inch, 7-inch, 9-inch
Additional Colors: Chambray, White, Green

Looking to stay dry and active this summer?  Check out these best sellers from Lululemon, that come in a variety of different lengths and colors, have a sweat-wicking fabric to help keep you dry especially when you’re on the go, and are even quick-drying.  You can easily dress these up or dress them down depending on where you’re going.  Rock these with your favorite kicks to complete the look!

Ways to Save:  As of now, I’m not seeing any additional offers from Lululemon.