Shorts

When it comes to shorts, we’ve always been of the mind that if you’re going for it, you have permission to get loud. (With the caveat: not at the office.)

And until recently, your only options were of the plaid or embroidered-critter variety meant for rebellious trads. But this season has seen more new patterned shorts on the market than perhaps ever. Stripes, ikat, paisley, liberty and batik prints. There are a lot more ways to get tastefully loud these days (which means you’ll want to outfit the rest of your body in a solid-color oxford cloth button-down, pocket tee or polo shirt—for the sake of everyone’s retinas, keep it to one pattern). So we rounded up our favorites of the bunch, to get you ready for the season.

Herewith, the 14 best patterned shorts out there right now.

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Steven Alan

J. Crew

Club Monaco

Mr. Porter

Jed & Marne

Wittmore

Mr. Porter

Unionmade

Wittmore

Context

Gant

Steven Alan

Mr. Porter

Context

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CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar