With bucket hats, cargo pants and Birkenstock sandals cementing their place in the closets of male millennial and Gen Z consumers, it should come as no surprise that the Dadcore staple—the jean short—is coming back, too.
Though a relic from the early ’90s, the latest styles from mainstream and designer labels tap into current demand for sustainable denim and size inclusivity.
From cuffed to comfy, here are eight ways to give shorts a try this summer.
Featuring a faded black wash and a cut above the knee, these Cos denim shorts are about as sleek as they come. They’re also sustainably made from recycled cotton and free of metal rivets for easy recycling.
With a skinny fit and a rolled cuff, this style from Express shows off just enough leg for any summer outing you have planned this year. Pair with a fitted T-shirt for a casual look.
Invest in designer jorts to ensure you’re wearing a fashionable pair. With a bright blue fly that proudly displays the Balenciaga B, this style is likely to draw some attention.
Keep it simple with a light wash and a slim fit like what’s featured in this pair from Levi’s. The perfect jorts starter, the crop hits right at the knee and includes a touch of stretch.
Available in extended sizing, this pair from Asos Design features a cut that’s flattering on all body shapes. The stretch composition and rolled cuff help showcase all of your best attributes.
With a dark wash and a straight fit, this pair of jean shorts from DXL is appropriate for all of summer’s festivities. The style is available in sizes 40-62 and comes in an array of light and dark colorways.
White denim is a perfect option for the warm weather. PRPS made a pair with light distressing and a frayed hem for an edgier look. This style is available in sizes 28-44.
Stay comfortable with these Mango denim shorts, which feature a loose fit and an elastic drawstring waist. Pair with a similarly colored denim shirt for a summer version of a Canadian tuxedo.