The 2023 Guide to Men's Shorts Styles & Fashion Trends

The 2023 Guide to Men's Shorts Styles & Fashion Trends - Bamboo Ave.

Men's fashion trends are constantly evolving, but there are some trends that have been defining the market in recent years. When it comes to dressing for comfort or style, shorts reign supreme in a man’s wardrobe.


Whether you're looking to update your summer wardrobe or simply want to stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trends, let’s look at the top trends in men’s shorts for 2023. In this blog, you will learn about different styles and patterns that are in vogue and how to style them for different occasions. 


Mens shorts


  • Sustainable shorts


Fashion can be sustainable and considerate of the environment. Men's fashionable shorts made from Cocotex and Repreve are a great choice for those who care about both style and sustainability. Cocotex is a fabric made from discarded coconut husks, which are converted into fibers and then woven into a lightweight, breathable material.


Repreve, on the other hand, is a high-performance recycled polyester made from plastic bottles. Together, these materials create a comfortable, durable, and eco-friendly fabric that can be fashioned into trendy men's shorts. These shorts not only look great but also make a positive impact on the environment by reducing waste and pollution.

Our hugely popular “The Boundless Short” is made from 38% upcycled coconut husks (Cocotex), 50% recycled plastic bottles (Repreve) & 12% spandex. This combination not only makes the shorts comfortable but also easy on the environment. 

  • Versatile shorts


Anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors whether lounging, swimming, or engaging in adventurous activities needs a pair of versatile and comfortable shorts.  Not surprisingly, the ‘Boundless Short’ is the Hakuna Matata of men’s shorts with their buttery-soft comfort and highly stretchable fabric.


These shorts are designed to be multi-functional, providing comfort and flexibility no matter what the day brings. With no inner mesh, they offer a liberating feeling that allows for greater freedom of movement. Made from Cocotex, a sustainable and durable fabric that is derived from discarded coconut husks, these shorts are both long-lasting and environmentally friendly.


They also have a buttery soft feel that will make them a pleasure to wear for extended periods of time. Whether you're hiking through the wilderness, swimming in the ocean, or simply lounging around the house, these versatile shorts will provide the comfort and durability you need to tackle any activity with ease.


  • Suit shorts


Suit shorts, often called tailored shorts, are men's shorts that have a more formal and sophisticated appearance. Created from lightweight, dressy fabrics like wool, linen, or cotton, suit shirts often come in solid colors like navy, grey, or black. As opposed to casual shorts, the fit of suit shorts is more structured and they fall typically above the knee. You can pair them up to be part of a matching suit, with a blazer or jacket and a dress shirt if you are aiming for a dressier or polished look.


When to wear suit shorts: These are ideal for semi-formal occasions like outdoor events, summer weddings or dressed-up daytime events. Suit shorts are a versatile choice that allows you to be cool and comfortable while still looking put-together. Overall, suit shorts are a stylish and practical alternative to traditional suit pants, offering a modern and fresh take on formalwear.


  • Wide shorts


"Wide shorts" are shorts with a looser fit around the legs. They are designed to provide more comfort and allow for more freedom of movement, as opposed to traditional shorts that have a tighter, more fitted cut. Wide shorts can come in various styles, including basketball shorts, athletic shorts, or casual wear shorts. They are often made of lightweight, breathable materials and are suitable for a range of activities, from sports to everyday wear. 

  •  Denim shorts


Denim shorts are a popular fashion choice for men in 2023. Being versatile they can be paired with a variety of tops, ranging from t-shirts to button-down shirts, to create different outfits suitable for different occasions. Secondly, denim is a durable and long-lasting material, making denim shorts a practical and sustainable fashion choice. 


Denim shorts also offer a comfortable and casual look, making them a great choice for everyday wear. They come in a range of styles, from casual cut-off shorts to more tailored, dressier styles, providing men with a range of options to suit their individual fashion preferences. Denim shorts are also suitable for warmer weather making them a practical and stylish investment.


  • Athletic or Sports shorts


While sports shorts serve a very specific purpose, there is no reason why they can’t be a fashion staple as well. The functionality factor is an advantage in athletic shorts as they feature plenty of pockets to easily carry items.


The shorts are made from high-quality fabric that efficiently wicks away moisture and dries quickly.  The length of sports shorts can vary, with some designed to fall just above the knee, while others are shorter and designed to sit higher on the thigh. So they can be best paired with casual T-shirts, blended fabric T-shirts, and hoodies. 


Active wear shorts


  • Military shorts


As a fashion choice, military shorts are an evergreen staple in men’s shorts. They offer a rugged and functional look that is both stylish and practical. Many men choose military shorts for their versatility and comfort, as they can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. They are also often made from durable materials, making them ideal for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, or fishing.


In terms of fashion, military shorts can be paired with a range of different styles, from casual T-shirts to dressier button-up shirts. They can also be paired with other military-inspired pieces, such as combat boots or a utility jacket, for a more complete look. In recent years,  military shorts are available in a range of colors, including traditional military colors like olive green and camo, as well as more modern, trendy colors.


  • Cargo shorts


Like military shorts, cargo shorts offer a practical and rugged look that can be dressed up or down, based on the occasion or the time of the day. Cargo shirts have wide appeal as they are highly functional, and feature multiple pockets, including large cargo pockets on the sides, which make them ideal for outdoor activities and carrying essentials like a wallet, phone, or keys.


Cargo shorts go well with casual T-shirts or tank tops, as well as with athletic wear and sneakers if you are aiming for a more athletic look. They can also be dressed up with a button-up shirt and loafers for a more put-together appearance. Many cargo shorts are also made in a range of colors, from neutral earth tones like olive green and khaki to brighter, bolder colors like red or yellow.




Shorts have been the summer staple for men’s wardrobes. But there is a lot that you can do with shorts. You can make a fashion statement by wearing the right length(Checkout how to look smart with 7inch inseam shorts) and dressing up or down as the situation demands. .Not only do shorts offer a practical and functional look, but you can combine both style and fashion by pairing them up with complimentary attire.


2023 fashion trends lean towards a more utilitarian approach with cargo pants, denims and wearables dominating the runway collections. Make the perfect style statement by choosing your shorts and accessories right!

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