Men's Style Roundup: 7 Pairs of 7-inch Shorts

Sport this shorter inseam all summer long

By Style Girlfriend | Last Updated: Jul 24 2020

We’ve been debating the point on Instagram, and we’re ready to make a decision: 7″ shorts are the new normal for guys.

After all, you’ve done the squats, and the weather’s…well, it’s pretty disgusting, so it’s time! Give your legs the spotlight with a shorter inseam this summer. We know you’re better than a knee-length lewk, so if you haven’t already, why not consider a pair of 7-inch shorts for the warm weather?

Below, 7 of the best 7-inch shorts for guys:

1. J.Crew, $70

SG Says: Functional by definition, shorts are designed to keep you cool. So, why not maximize escaping the heat even further by elevating your hemline a bit?

J.Crew’s tech shorts are made in a stretch, recycled nylon blend, making them a comfortable, stylish option for everywhere from the golf course to the beach to dinner.

2. Club Monaco, $90

SG Says: These textured linen shorts look great with whatever you want to pair them with up top, from a lightweight sweater like the model above, or a simple pocket tee.

We also love this slightly louder pair if you like the cut but want to be a bit more “HEY I’M HERE” with your summer look.

3. Vineyard Vines, $75

SG Says: Even better than their function as “nature’s AC,” shorts can be used to accentuate your frame.

It’s simple enough: longer shorts (below the knee) will visually shorten your legs, while showing some thigh will make your legs look longer.

4. Todd Snyder, $98

SG Says: Keep in mind that fit is king. Anyone can get used to a 7″ inseam, but if your shorts are too tight, you’ll look…squished. Order accordingly, and everybody’s happy.

5. Bonobos, $78

SG Says: What more is there to say about this pair of chino shorts from Bonobos? Sometimes simple and straightforward is the way to go.

Throw on a solid colored t-shirt, OCBD, or light sweater with these bottoms and be on your way.

6. Rhone, $88

SG Says: Go blue or go home! These are technically running shorts, but they look so good, you’ll want to wear them when you’re not working out, too.

7. Patagonia, $69

SG Says: Pair these shorts with a messenger bag, your favorite slip-on sneakers and a face mask for a day of running errands in style.

Pro tip!

Cuffing your shorts is a great way to try the 7″ style without the commitment. Just fold the hem of your shorts twice to achieve a shorter (temporary) short.


Want more warm weather style? Check out our favorite ways to wear boat shoes this summer.