Late summer is probably the best time to buy a new pair of shorts. Yes, we’re already talking about what to wear this fall but as much as you should be copping that corduroy jacket before it’s sold out, you’re also not going to be wearing it nonstop for at least another month. What you are going to be living in, outside of working hours, is a great pair of shorts. After all, right now is about the time your tanned legs have had time to acclimate to the outdoors (as in, ready to be seen by strangers). And there’s still tons of great shorts (some on sale!) still up for copping.
Since shorts are getting longer in the menswear world and skater style is still making waves in the high-fashion world, we recommend buying a pair of not-too-short chino shorts in classic skate colors like warm khaki, olive green, pavement gray, navy blue, and black. The best of the bunch will satisfy your immediate needs (to look good and feel cool) —and will do the same next summer too.