You know how when you repeat a word out loud over and over, it somehow breaks out of your vocabulary to sound like it’s part of a completely foreign dictionary? (Try saying milk 15 times if you don’t believe us.) Now think of “jorts”. The seemingly silly name for an article of clothing is actually a trademark, and it all started when “jeans” met “shorts” in a forbidden romance.
Back in the ’80s and ’90s, gorgets seemed to be relegated to well-dressed and sometimes awkward dads for the weekend. But just like fanny packWhat was once a no-no style has become a staple of the season. Today, we see jean shorts embodied in countless iterations to be worn for almost any warm weather occasion. feeling edgy? Choose breaks that seem tiring. Heading to the beach? Look for a pair with laces and a slouchy cut. We’ve got your thighs covered with Seven Arms across a range of prices and styles. Now we are speaking your language.
Done Right: Meet Your Summer Outfit
1. Ksubi Chopper Short Dunez smasher
This Australian brand uses a dark brown clothing dye that pairs well with a black or white t-shirt. It’s crafted from solid denim, and features a front notch, a raw-rolled hem, and branded detailing on the back pocket like Ksubi’s signature 4×4 cross stitch.
2. L’Homme short cut frame
Frame openings feature five pockets in a slim fit Just Comfortable enough on the thighs (thanks to a touch of elastane built into the denim). We love that the ripped edges hit just above the knee.
3. NN07 Johnny 1849 Regular Cotton Short
It has a clean, no-fuss look, making it even more versatile when it comes to styling. With a slight stretch in denim from the Better Cotton Initiative (an NGO focused on sustainable cotton farming), this pair is comfortable enough to slip on a bike commute.
4. Men’s Levi’s Marine Carpenter Denim Shorts
A slouchy joinery cut gives a utilitarian feel to this Levi’s navy shorts, made from lightweight denim. They’re equipped with the popular brand’s proprietary Cool Technology to keep you feeling cool during the summer heat.
5. Teddy pants APC
You won’t find a softer short than APC’s straight-legged Teddy style, which uses cotton non-alcoholic denim from Japan. This five-pocket pair sits right at the waist and features a retro light wash look with matching topstitching and hardware.
6. Cos Straight Leg Jeans Shorts
COS made their straight pants from recycled cotton denim waste, a hallmark of their eco-friendly Spring-Summer 2021 collection. The brand even kept the style rivet-free to encourage future recycling—so don’t toss these kids out when you’re ready to go!
7. Universal Works Indigo-dyed herringbone denim shorts
With a drawstring waist and a twice-dyed indigo that will deliciously fade in time, British brand Universal Works’ interpretation of joggers is effortlessly gorgeous. This suit pair is pretty casual, if not quite right for the beach, but the unexpected zigzag pattern (similar to chevron) is what really makes them stand out from the list.
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