13 Best Men's Contemporary & Designer Shorts

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Men's Contemporary & Designer Shorts in 2020


Hugo Boss BOSS Men's Barb Swim Short, Navy, Small

Hugo Boss BOSS Men's Barb Swim Short, Navy, Small
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Precious metal accessories (logo emblem and cord ends)
  • Exclusive and comfortable all over logo embossed jersey lining

Ben Sherman Men's Stretch Slim Chino Short, Stone, 30

Ben Sherman Men's Stretch Slim Chino Short, Stone, 30
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Contrast twill at cuff
  • Slim fit

Original Penguin Men's Margate Slim Fit Basic Short, Kelp, 34

Original Penguin Men's Margate Slim Fit Basic Short, Kelp, 34
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Zip fly with button closure
  • Slant pockets

Original Penguin Men's 9 Inch Stretch Twill Short Slim, Chrysanthemum, 30

Original Penguin Men's 9 Inch Stretch Twill Short Slim, Chrysanthemum, 30
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Slim fit - tapered, athletic look with smaller leg openings and a more form fitting silhouette
  • Chambray fabric lining on interior waistband for added detail and pocket bags
  • Comfortable stretch - for the guy that is always on the move

Original Penguin Men's 10 Inch Argyle Printed Oxford Short Slim ', Dark Sapphire, 33

Original Penguin Men's 10 Inch Argyle Printed Oxford Short Slim ', Dark Sapphire, 33
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Slim fit - tapered, athletic look with smaller leg openings and a more form fitting silhouette
  • Polyester fabric lining on interior waistband for added detail and pocket bags
  • 10 inch

Original Penguin Men's 9' Stretch Twill Short Slim, True Blue, 29

Original Penguin Men's 9' Stretch Twill Short Slim, True Blue, 29
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Slim fit - tapered, athletic look with smaller leg openings and a more form fitting silhouette
  • Chambray fabric lining on interior waistband for added detail and pocket bags
  • Comfortable stretch - for the guy that is always on the move

Diesel Men's Sandy Palm Printed 12 Inch Short Swim, Electric Green, Large

Diesel Men's Sandy Palm Printed 12 Inch Short Swim, Electric Green, Large
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Drawstring
  • Back Pocket

ARMANI EXCHANGE MENS AIX PRINTED CHINO SHORT, White, Size 33

ARMANI EXCHANGE MENS AIX PRINTED CHINO SHORT, White, Size 33
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Contrasting trim adds a sporty feel to these tailored chino shorts. Slim fit Quarter-top pockets at sides; welt pockets at back Finished waistband with belt loops 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane Machine Wash Imported

Original Penguin Men's 9 Inch Palm Printed Short Slim, Dark Sapphire, 31

Original Penguin Men's 9 Inch Palm Printed Short Slim, Dark Sapphire, 31
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Slim fit - tapered, athletic look with smaller leg openings and a more form fitting silhouette
  • Chambray fabric lining on interior waistband for added detail and pocket bags
  • 9 inch

Original Penguin Men's P55 8 Inch Basic Short with Stretch Slim, Dark Sapphire, 32

Original Penguin Men's P55 8 Inch Basic Short with Stretch Slim, Dark Sapphire, 32
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Flat-front short featuring comfortable stretch fabric and tapered legs for a slim fit
  • Chambray fabric lining on interior waistband for added detail and pocket bags. 8 inch
  • Button-through back pockets
  • Button-through back pockets

Diesel Men's Pan Lounge Shorts, Black, Large

Diesel Men's Pan Lounge Shorts, Black, Large
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Drawstring
  • Mohican logo

Hugo Boss BOSS Men's Marlin Swim Short, Navy, Medium

Hugo Boss BOSS Men's Marlin Swim Short, Navy, Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Side seam pockets and applied back pocket
  • Inner slip with logo tape binding

Publish Brand INC. Men's Jamed Short, Green, 32

Publish Brand INC. Men's Jamed Short, Green, 32
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Publish summer daisy woven fabric on baggy fit shorts with front waistband pleats
  • Slanted front pockets with double welt back pockets, d-ring, reinforced back belt loop, finished with signature tonal quill embroidery and herringbone back label

What to Wear to an Outdoor Spring Wedding

Outdoor spring weddings can be tricky to dress for. Depending on the bride, you may be asked to wear anything from flip flops and shorts to a floor length gown.

First, a flirty dress is always the norm for outdoor spring weddings. This means no pant suits. The atmosphere is soft and airy and only feminine attire will do. The dress can be short, but no higher than one or two inches above the knee. This is still a wedding, after all. You can go with spaghetti straps or with no straps at all if you like. The hot trend right now is to wear a metallic dress with ornate accessories, but if you prefer a lighter feel you can go with a structured tea length dress with a bit of tulle underneath for a fun effect. Keep in mind that the fact that this is an outdoor wedding in springtime doesn't mean you are expected to show up in blue, yellow, pink, or any other traditional spring shade. Gold and silver are big right now, as well as emerald green, amethyst, red, black and white, and teal. As a matter of fact, most spring wedding attire this season will be in shades that are simply much deeper and more demure versions of those traditional pastels.

Shoes for outdoor spring weddings can be just a touch more casual if you like. Toning down a formal outfit with less formal shoes is actually a great way to ensure that your look is appropriate. Think open toes and lower heels. You can even get away with ballet flats if they are decorative and have just a bit of detail, such as a cutout or a touch of hardware. One of the hottest footwear trends for outdoor weddings this year, however, is the peep-toed shoe. They are still formal but offer a much more casual effect to the entire outfit than traditional pumps. They manage to say "springtime" and "formal occasion" all at once, making them a no-fail option. You might also consider heeled flip flops. The heel should be at least two inches, the strap should be leather, and the color should be neutral. As far as colors go in general regardless of what type of shoe you choose, think red, gold, silver, or white. Anything but black goes for outdoor spring wedding footwear.

Finally, if you're reading this article for the boy/man in your life, you are probably trying to figure out how to balance his desire to wear a Hawaiian shirt and sandals to this once in a lifetime event with your desire to keep from being completely humiliated. Well, while a Hawaiian shirt is not appropriate unless the bride and groom are throwing a luau, your boy can be a bit more comfortable than he would be at a traditional wedding. No jacket or sports coat is required, and the color of the shirt (which ideally would be a long sleeve button down) can be whatever he chooses other than black or gray. Another perk....he doesn't have to tuck it in if he wears dress pants other than khakis. In other words, the pants should be more formal if the shirt is going untucked. Otherwise, you just run the risk of looking sloppy. Finally, shoes are where the boys can have as much fun as they like in an outdoor spring wedding. While ratty tennis shoes aren't encouraged, he can wear anything from plaid cloth to patent leather.

Remember, even if you are still a little stumped as to what you are expected to wear to this formal outdoor occasion, it is in poor taste to call the bride directly and ask. After all, if she chose not to include a dress code on the invite, then she wants you to use your common sense. If she is that concerned, she'll call you or spread the word herself. Yes, that means you will simply have to use your best judgment. In any case, it's best to overdress rather than underdress. The safest bet for women for this wedding season is a metallic dress in gold or silver with peep toed shoes, and for men and boys a button down shirt with dress shoes and black pants can't be argued with. Keep the look formal overall, but tone it down just a bit with an untucked shirt or a more casual shoe to ensure that your spring wedding outfit is fresh, fun, and still appropriate for the occasion.

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