These are the Five Best 5-inch Shorts for Men (Updated for 2023!)

These are the Five Best 5-inch Shorts for Men (Updated for 2023!)

Flash a little more leg this summer
best 5 inch shorts for men

By Megan Collins | Last Updated: Jul 2 2023 | 4 min read

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.

the best 5-inch shorts for men

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

1. J.Crew stretch chino shorts, $69

best 5-inch shorts for men

SG Says: This pair of strech chino shorts feel just like your favorite 7″ shorts, while flashing a little more thigh.

J.Crew continues to be an essential stop for any guy on a summer style shopping spree, and their shorts selection shows why.

RELATED: Shop the 7 best 7-inch shorts for summer

If you find the length suits you, they’ve also got dock shorts (aka drawstring waist shorts), lounge shorts, linen shorts in shorter inseams.

2. Olivers 5.5″ All Over Short, $75

best 5-inch shorts for men

SG Says: A proud member of SG’s Pants+Shorts 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.

3. Abercrombie & Fitch Pull-On Shorts, $60

abercrombie 5 inch all day shorts

SG Says: A tailored fit combined with stretchy material might just make these your new favorite summer bottoms.

Consider sizing up if you’ve got soccer player thighs.

4. Patagonia Baggies, $65

Patagonia baggies

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.

5. Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Short 2.0, $89

best 5-inch shorts for men

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, sub-$100 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).

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