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Men’s Summer Fashion Tips – Sweat Shorts [UPDATED 2018]

Wednesday, 18th July, 2018

How To Style Sweat Shorts

UPDATED FOR 2018

Are you looking for some casual shorts which are the ultimate in comfort, which you can wear in or out of the house? Sweat Shorts are what you’re probably looking for, and they’re a great choice to wear when the weather gets warm in the Summer.

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, or joggers as they’re also know, 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.

Pockets In Sweat Shorts

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.

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Verdict

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

Sweat Shorts From H&M For 2018

H&M Shorts come in a variety of colours and styles, and start at £8.99 each. Shop for these here. The green pair are from a different collection, and are £17.99 here.

Bershka Sweat Shorts

Bershka

Bershka have a nice little selection of sweat shorts available online, and prices are around £12.99. The shorts come in a range of colours, I’ve picked out grey, pink and black. You can get these here.

Pull and Bear Bermuda Shorts

Pull And Bear

Pull and Bear have some great Bermuda style joggers which are available in Summer colours which will brighten up your outfits. They are also nicely priced too, at under £10 you can get any pair of the above shorts in colours Fuchsia, purple, green, yellow, and blue. Check these out here.

Uniqlo Joggers

Uniqlo

Uniqlo’s call their joggers Easy Shorts, made from Jersey cotton and polyester. They come in a couple of colours, and one which caught my eye is the blue which I think works really well. These cost £12.99 and you can check them out here.

Jack Jones Sweat Shorts

Jack Jones

Jack Jones have a collection of sweat shorts at £25, and come in an array of staple colours. I’ve picked out some blue, dark and light grey options, and are a 65/35 mix of cotton and polyester. You can check these out here.


Michael Adams

Written By: Michael

Founder and editor of Michael 84, A UK men's blogs covering the best of fashion, style, tech, grooming, fragrances and lifestyle.

  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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