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:
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.
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.
If this style suits you, but you want more variety, don’t worry. J.Crew’s a great one-stop shorts shop for summer, with chino shorts, dock shorts (aka, drawstring waist shorts), lounge shorts, linen shorts and more.
SG Says: A proud member of SG’s 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.
SG Says: Nothing better than an elastic waistband.
Except for maybe when that elastic waistband happens to be attached to the most chic-looking linen shorts!
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.
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