With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, summer is officially upon us and temperatures are heating up. Instead of sacrificing good style for comfort under the sun by throwing on any old pair of shorts, consider a pair that’s stylish and feels good to wear. From casual and sporty to more dressy, these pairs are guaranteed to keep you looking good while also ensuring you’re comfortable and relaxed.
Eric Emanuel EE Basic Short Checkered Flag
In 2021, NASCAR partnered with acclaimed New York-based designer Eric Emanuel to drop a limited edition collaboration that focused on Emanuel’s popular shorts. The EE Basic Short Checkered Flag short fits the racing theme to a tee, featuring a sublimated checkered flag print, a royal blue EE logo, and official NASCAR branding on the opposite leg. Whether you’re a racing fan or not, this sleek pair of shorts offers a unique and eye-catching twist to a standard pair of mesh shorts.
Eric Emanuel EE Basic Short Black Skyline
Similar to the aforementioned EE Basic Short Checkered Flag shorts, this pair completely ups the basic mesh shorts game while keeping monochromatic. The sleek black-and-white colorway features a downtown city skyline that makes for an ultra stylish look and immediately demands attention. Released as part of his Spring/Summer 2022 collection, this Black Skyline pair proved to be, yet again, another popular release for the prolific designer.
Fear of God Essentials Shorts Desert Taupe
Released as part of the second Fear of God Essentials release of Spring/Summer 2022, this pair of Essentials Shorts in desert taupe dropped alongside more than 200 other apparel items. Made from a heavyweight fleece, this pair of shorts also features the brand’s logos on the left leg. The desert taupe color makes this particular piece perfect for both a day under the sun or a night out, easy to dress both up or down.
Chalk Line Multi Tone Retro Shorts Multi
Chalk Line’s classic Retro Shorts feature an all-over print sublimated pattern with a multicolor colorway that looks almost like a rainbow lava lamp giving us big 1960s vibes. Made of 100% polyester, the shorts are also lined with pockets for maximum utility so you can stash your sunglasses, sunscreen, or something else entirely, in them. The retro, groovy vibes on this pair of shorts ensure you’re in for a good time while rocking them.
Nike x Stüssy Water Short Off Noir
You can almost hear Nike and Stüssy’s collaborative Water Shorts calling you to the beach. Released in 2020 as a part of the two brands’ second apparel delivery within the year, this pair in Off Noir Black is a dope, sleek color that is sure to grab attention while hanging in the sand or in the water. Crafted from a lightweight, quick-drying fabric, these trunks also feature Nike and Stüssy cobranding.
Travis Scott x Jordan x Fragment Shorts
Travis Scott and Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment both have a longstanding history with Air Jordan, and in August 2021 they came together to release the Travis Scott x Jordan x Fragment Shorts as part of a three-way collaboration alongside their blockbuster sneakers. This specific black pair of shorts that released as part of the collection features co-branding throughout, with a spray paint-effect font and Fragment lightning bolts at the front to a Cactus Jack Jumpman at the back. Made from pure cotton, these shorts are designed for both comfort and good style.