Salute these shorts for summer

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Jack Spade Cole Shorts

(Photo courtesy of Jack Spade)

Summer is upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about shorts. Depending on where you live, chances are good that you’re getting ready to pull out that bin full of your shorts from last summer (and probably many summers before). As you do that, allow me to make a suggestion: consider throwing out at least half of them. If they have pockets that you don’t use, if they are past the knee, or if they have embroidered whales or lobsters, it’s time to say good-bye.

Luckily, I have five of my favorite new shorts waiting in the wings, and there’s a little something for everyone. (Even you, Dad.)


JACK SPADE

I’m just going to assume that you have already gotten rid of your pleated khaki shorts years ago. If not, here is the Barneys Web site. You are going to need a lot more help than just this one pair. If you are, however, now growing bored of your plain-front khakis, then why not add a little color blocking to your life? Fun, no?

Jack Spade Cole shorts. $165, jackspade.com


J.Crew 5" Staton shorts

(Photo courtesy of jcrew.com)

J.CREW

I have been looking for a pair of shorts just like these. They’re short enough to show off a little leg without being short enough to make me look creepy. I plan on getting them in every color. This is going to be my short for the summer.


J.Crew 5" Staton shorts. $64.50, jcrew.com.





Band of Outsiders Shorts

(Photo courtesy of mrporter.com)

BAND OF OUTSIDERS

O.K.—I know that I said to ixnay the shorts with the embroidered whales, but these are not whales. They are sailboats. And they are Band of Outsiders, so it’s a very different thing. I feel that these shorts are almost poking fun at the Nantucket preppy trend.

Band of Outsiders boat-print shorts. $225, mrporter.com.







Saturdays Tommy chino shorts

(Photo courtesy of saturdaysnyc.com)

SATURDAYS

Saturdays has perfected minimal beachwear, and, quite frankly, everything they make is heaven. These Tommy chino shorts are the perfect length and fit. I suggest getting a pair in green or navy, but I love them in every color offered. They’re a new classic, and you will live in them all summer long. You may even be tempted to wear them to the office. Don’t.

Saturdays Tommy chino shorts. $98, saturdaysnyc.com.




(Photo courtesy of orlebarbrown.com)

(Photo courtesy of orlebarbrown.com)

ORLEBAR BROWN

Orlebar has already become the swimsuit of the moment—you’d be hard-pressed to go to the Hamptons without seeing all of the chic men wearing these. I love the idea of cutoff sweatpants; they are super-comfortable and great for lounging around the house but unfortunately too casual for much else.

These Orlebar Brown sweat shorts are the perfect solution: they, too, are incredibly soft and comfortable, but the finished hem makes them acceptable to wear outside the house.

Orlebar Brown Lab Sweat Shorts. $200, orlebarbrown.com.



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