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

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

Summer shorts, seven inch short, summer style, shorts

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

Vineyard vines

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

Bonobos Stretch Lightweight Chino Shorts

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

Patagonia Stand Up Short

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. 

Leave a Reply