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These are the Five Best 5-inch Shorts for Men

Flash some (more) leg.

By Style Girlfriend | Last Updated: May 20 2021

We’ve all agreed that shorter shorts on men are simply more stylish. If you feel that this agreement was made without your consent, please refer back to our feature on the best 7-inch shorts for me.

At this point, we’re not going any longer with our summer inseam!

So we figured, if you’re ready to take your thigh-baring bottoms to the next level, you ought to be prepared.

Below, the 5 best 5-inch shorts for men this summer:

1. Patagonia 5″ Baggies, $55

SG Says: Okay, yes. These are technically swim trunks.

But! They’re also so much more.

Patagonia’s iconic Baggies were actually designed for use in and out of the water. And lately, more and more guys have been wearing them far from the neighborhood pool.

The rugged, multifunctional shorts are made with quick-drying 100% recycled nylon (and Fair Trade Certified-sewn!).

You can sport them with everything from a rumpled button-down oxford shirt to your favorite t-shirt.

2. J.Crew 5″ stretch short, $70

SG Says: Just like your favorite 7″ shorts, but flashing a little more thigh.

J.Crew continues to be an essential stop on a man’s summer shopping trip (whether in-person or online from your couch), and their shorts selection shows why.

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The brand’s got chino shorts, dock shorts (aka, drawstring waist shorts), lounge shorts, linen shorts and more.

3. Olivers 5.5″ All Over Short, $68

SG Says: A sure thing in SG’s future Hall of Fame, the All Over Shorts from Olivers now come in multiple lengths. And they say you can’t improve on perfection!

If you’re ready to show more leg, try these wear-’em-everywhere performance shorts.

4. Abercrombie & Fitch Linen-Blend Pull-On Shorts, $59

SG Says: Nothing better than an elastic waistband…except for maybe when that elastic waistband happens to be attached to the most chic-looking seersucker shorts!

5. Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts, $79

SG Says: Another essential summer shopping stop, Bonobos has some of the best 5-inch shorts for men—like the 5-inch washed chino shorts above—at an accessible price point.

You’ll also find other warm weather staples, like short sleeve button-downs in fun colors and patterns, and stylish golf gear (if you’re into that kind of thing).

Ready to update your summer wardrobe but want a little help? Learn more about how the team at Style Girlfriend can put together a customized shopping plan built just for you.