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10 Trendy shorts for men this summer

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10 Trendy shorts for men this summer

Summer is here and if you're looking for quality shorts to stay cool, here are few good options

A great pair of shorts is a staple of a standard summer outfit and with the mercury rising, it’s natural to want to let our skin breathe and to feel a bit more comfortable with a pair of shorts. You may already have a pair or two, but if you’re looking to update your wardrobe or go for something light and trendy, you’ll find some great choices here.

JustSun elastic waist shorts

Justsun shorts

Elasticated shorts can provide great comfort and stretching room, which is great for use on long days—a day at the beach, at a festival or just out and about in town.

These shorts are made from light, breathable material (60 per cent cotton), they can be fastened with a drawstring and are machine washable. They also come in 12 different colours to suit your preference.


Crosshatch slim fit chino shorts

Crosshatch shorts

These slim fit chino shorts are a great fit for a smart-casual occasion like lunch, dinner or golf—but they’re also comfortable enough for the beach if that’s preferred. Giving you a look that’s understated but stylish, these are perfect to pair with a polo shirt or shirt.

They also come in several different colours and range in size from 30W to 38W.


TCA lightweight gym shorts

TCA lightweight shorts

Made primarily for runs and gym workouts, these lightweight shorts come in a range of sizes, up to 3XL, and are a great choice as activewear.

They come with two zip pockets with a slim profile for securing valuable items while you’re out and about. They also feature “TCA dry” technology, aiming to evaporate sweat from the shorts themselves—keeping you dry and comfortable while you use them.


Nike AV15 shorts

Nike AV15 shorts

A list of shorts can’t be complete without including a pair from the kings casualwear - Nike. With these fleece shorts being a good, inexpensive option.

They come with two side pockets and a pocket at the back, with the shorts being made from AV15 fleece material, which is made of 56 per cent cotton and 44 per cent polyester. They’re fitted enough to sit comfortably on your waist but also light and roomy enough to be comfortable.


Under Armour Raid 2.0 shorts

Under Armour Raid 2.0 shorts

Under Armour’s activewear is generally considered to be a top choice for jogging, running and working out at the gym, with loose and stretchy fabric that’s great for moving about.

They’re made from quick-drying material to keep you dry while you work out, while simultaneously aiming to stop the build-up of sweat.


Lee Cargo shorts

These mid-length cargo shorts sit a bit lower down on your legs and are relaxed fit, which makes them great for having a bit of space while you move around. They also come with a belt and have multiple pockets, two main front pockets, two side cargo pockets and two inset hip pockets.


Amazon Essentials classic fit shorts

Amazon essentials classic shorts

Amazon’s Essentials shorts are standard classic fit shorts with a straight leg. They’re roomier than slim fit shorts and will give more space at the hip and around your thighs.

They’re made from lightweight and breathable twill cotton and they’re machine washable. Aesthetically, they combine a casual look that has a hint of class to it.


Tansozer casual shorts

Tansozer casual shorts

A great choice for summer, these shorts are made from a mix of linen, cotton and spandex, making them light, soft and perfect for staying cool on those hot days. It also has an elasticated waist for a bit of extra comfort and a drawstring for tightening the shorts if needed.


Nike NSW club shorts

Nike NSW club shorts

Nike is always a good choice for casualwear, with this mid-length pair of Nike shorts being an option to consider for working out, going for a run or just for daily use.

The shorts come in seven different colours and are made from 100 per cent cotton, also being machine washable. Plus, you can tighten them with their pull on strings.


Amazon Essentials drawstring shorts

Amazon essentials shorts

Rounding off the list are these Amazon drawstring shorts, made from 100 per cent cotton, with two main pockets and single back pocket for carrying any extra items if needed.

Light and airy, they also come in several different colours for all preferences, allowing you to potentially mix and match them with T-shirts and shirts to add some colour co-ordination to your wardrobe.


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