Menswear | August 4, 2020 12:00 pm

10 Pairs of Shorts, None of Them Over 5 Inches in Length

It's time to make the 5-inch switch

10 Pairs of Shorts, None of Them Over 5 Inches in Length

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There is a 5-inch shorts revolution happening on TikTok. Women are encouraging men to ditch the 7″ and 9″ shorts for the better-fitting, thigh-bearing 5″ short shorts, which they’re calling a more clean and attractive style.

There is simply no going back to your gangly, unflattering knee-covering shorts. And now that we’re fully in the throes of a sweaty summer, there’s no better time to make the 5″ switch. Below we’ve rounded up ten pairs that’ll keep the women in your life satisfied.

Outdoor Voices Rec Shorts – 5″ Lined

A pair of lightweight, breathable lined shorts built for almost all outdoor activities or simple lounging.

Rhone 4″ Swift Knit Short – Lined

A bit below the 5″ mark, these Swift Knit running shorts from Rhone were designed with speed and comfort in mind. If they make you more attractive in the process, and they will, then so be it.

Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts

This classic, handsome stretch chino is the perfect every day short and comes in a variety of colors.

lululemon Bowline Short 5″ Ripstop

These lululemon shorts were designed to be worn however you want: dress them up or down; it doesn’t matter because the super clean, basic design and quick-drying fabric make them perfect for any and all applications.

Patagonia Strider Pro 5″ Short

This moisture-wicking running short from Patagonia features tons of pocket storage, as well as two-inch side slits, lightweight fabric and anti-odor properties all designed keep you cool and non-funky.

Vuori Banks Short 5″

Made from recycled plastic bottles, these versatile Vuori shorts are made for yoga, running, training and relaxing.

Abercrombie & Fitch Lightweight Plainfront Shorts

An affordable, soft and lightweight summer short that’s super easy to style.

Standard Cloth Oliver Nylon Short

Lavender 5″ shorts might just be the most perfect garment to ever exist. And this simple nylon pair feature a super lightweight material, an elastic waistband with an adjustable drawstring closure and plenty of pockets for stylish casual comfort.

lululemon Fast and Free Short 3″

Let’s see some real speed.