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Monday, 26th June, 2017

Men’s Summer Fashion Tips – Sweat Shorts [UPDATED 2017]



Sweatpants have been thought of for a long time as super casual, and of course they can be worn for a laid back and chilled out style. However more recently we’ve seen a resurgence in sport luxe fashion, with higher end menswear brands showcasing their take on the trends, with casual tops and bottoms including more stylish, better cut sweat pants and joggers. From that comes the summer trend of sweat shorts, and it’s something I really like and have embraced.

You may remember I got a few pair of sweat shorts from H&M a short while ago, and I really like them. At only £8 a pair you can’t go wrong, and they are good quality with a really nice fit. The summer season is here, and other fashion labels and brands have an array of sweat shorts ready for you to buy, in a range of colours and styles.

Sweat Shorts – The Fit

The fit is always important, and with this type of shorts you’re only likely to find 2 leg lengths; regular and long. Shorter lengths are usually reserved for chino, denim or more commonly swim shorts. A good rule of thumb is that the length should never go past the knee, anything else and they are getting a bit too long. Since these are sweat shorts they will almost certainly come with an elasticated waistband, so you can cheat a little on the waist size if you’re an odd shape and need to compensate for leg length.

The most versatile style of shorts?

I love chino shorts, they are super smart and when you want to wear something cooler in the summer or on holiday but want to keep it looking stylish, chino shorts are the way to go. However they’re never going to have the comfort of the relaxed fitting sweat short. That makes sweat shorts really versatile; Wearing them out and about in the city in the middle of the summer, relaxing by the pool or at the beach, and chilling out at home on a summer’s evening.

Sweatshorts With Pockets

Super comfortable and stylish, but practicality should not be overlooked. A lot of shorts do not come with pockets, and for guys that usually carry a lot of things around, pockets are a necessity. When picking out a pair of sweat shorts, make sure you remember this small but crucial detail, as many pairs will not come with pockets.

How to style sweat shorts

Sweat shorts will always be seen as a casual piece of clothing. That doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish. There’s a lot of different styles out there, from plain to patterned in a vast array of colours which you can dress up with different items of clothing. Wear them with a plain white tee for a classic look, or go for a smart casual look with a pain tee with a buttoned down shirt. Make sure you co-ordinate the colours so they go well together, wearing contrasting bottoms and top can look great.



Sweat shorts are never going to be a formal statement of a refined gentlemen, but they aren’t supposed to be. They are, however, a great piece of clothing to have in your armoury for the summer, when you want to kick back and relax or have a more casual look. If you’re going casual, then do it right 😉 Let me know what you think of sweat shorts, you can find more of this season’s must have items over in the men’s fashion trends section, and find out which events and occasions you want to be wearing these at.

Sweat Shorts – Buyers Guide

Top Picture

Pull & Bear shorts – £17.99

Converse Shorts – £35

Majestic NY Shorts – £35

H&M Sweatshorts

H&M Shorts come in a variety of colours, and come in at £8.99 each. Shop for these here.


Adidas Sweat Shorts For Summer

Adidas Sweatshorts

Adidas ZNE Zero Dye – £24.46here

Adidas Essentials In French Terry Grey – £27.95here

Adidas Essentials In French Terry Navy – £27.95here

Sweatshorts advice for Summer from Superdry


Superdry Trackster Lite Sweat Shorts in dark blue – £34.99here

Superdry True Grit Shorts in ice marl – £34.99here

Superdry Applique Jogger Shorts – £39.99here

Jack Wills Sweatshorts For Summer

Jack Wills

Jack Wills Brenkley Sweatshorts In Red – £42.95here

Jack Wills Galston Lightweight sweat shorts – £27.95here

Jack Wills Galston Sweatshorts in ash – £27.95here

  1. jeff Said,

    thanks for the post. any idea where i can find the middle shorts and top in the top picture?

    posted on Wednesday 18th May, 2016 at 21:15
  2. Michael Said,

    They are from Converse, however they are from 2015, so you may not be able to get them any more.

    posted on Wednesday 18th May, 2016 at 23:47
  3. Jamie Said,

    I cannot imagine summers without shorts and I feel pockets are a must. Without pockets, carrying essentials like a smartphone and some cash can become an issue. Check out this awesome pair of vacation themed shorts that I recently bought

    posted on Sunday 6th August, 2017 at 7:32

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