Pants are a thing of the past, or at least an item I won’t willingly be wearing until October. It’s shorts season – and if you live in Chicago or New York City, the change in seasons has flipped-on like a light switch. With the hot & humid summer here, shorts are here to stay for the foreseeable future. When I originally discovered and got turned on to Bonobos it was because I was searching for a great chino short that had a great fit and that I could get in a range of colors. My closet had a mismatch of shorts with different lengths, textures, and styles. I wanted one to rule them all. And they did. I’ve been rocking Bonobos for a few years now and they keep outdoing themselves with new products and product categories. Their lineup of shorts now consists of chinos, stretch chino, Anywhere shorts, and Summer Weight Shorts – all with an amazing fit.
Here’s my list of Bonobos’ summer shorts:
I’m rocking a pair of Bonobos’ Washed Chino Short in a faded black. I’m obsessed with the color as they’re not a true black and will wear nicely with lighter colors for summer. You can choose between a 5″/7″/9″/11″ inseam to find the perfect fit. For me the 7″ inseam which is my preferred length – they sit mid-thigh and don’t ride up too much when I’m sitting down. The Ace Green Riviera Short Sleeve has such a rich and vibrant color that makes it perfect for the beach or summer in the city. The lightweight short sleeve button down almost feels light a linen shirt, but it’s 100% cotton and so comfortable. My new summer shoe is the Black Leather Woven Loafer from Topman. They’re super light so they’re a great shoe for the road and breathable due to the nature of the weave.
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While we’re on the topic of shorts, we shouldn’t leave out swim shorts. As I’m about to head to the beach this week I wanted to highlight a few as Bonobos also has quite a few great swimsuits this summer. Here’s my selection of 7″ and 5″ swim shorts:
photography by Olivia Rink