How many days in a row can you wear sweatpants? As warmer weather arrives, it may be time to show a little leg and opt for shorts. Jim Moore, the creative director at large of GQ, sees two options: “Long and slim, or short and a little bit baggy,” he said. And nearly everything will have drawstrings. Not that the folks on your video calls will ever know that.
Fair Isle Wool Drawcord Shorts, $630
Inspired by the traditional knits of the Shetland Islands, these wool shorts offer warmth on cooler nights by the bonfire, or when the air-conditioner is blasting.
3-Stripes Shorts, $30
Your everyday companion for home-office procrastinating, running errands (there’s a pocket for your AirPods) and tending to your sourdough.
Wide-Leg Logo-Print Silk-Twill Drawstring Bermuda Shorts, $1,200
Get louche with these silky logo-embossed shorts that would have looked great at a pool party this summer.
Made of stretchy nylon mesh, these offer a very practical if unholy marriage between lounge short and boxers. You can wear them as either. Now with pockets.
Satin Dolphin Short in Red, $128
Those 1970s gym shorts have been reimagined in bright red nylon, white trim and a relaxed waistband for those long Zoom calls.
Men’s Black Watch Plaid Front-Pocket Chino Shorts, $290
Upgrade your chino shorts with this American-made, knee-length pair in deconstructed black watch plaid.