Your Guide To Finding The Perfect Pair Of Shorts

Summer is synonymous with shorts season. This year, we have tons of shorts fits in different lengths & fabrics, and we’re here to clear up any confusion about AEO shorts with this guide. Our guy’s shorts are now available in Flex fabric, which are perfect for summer wear because they move with you, making them even more comfortable for summer activities – day or night. To find your perfect fit, check out the differences between our newest shorts styles plus our outfitting tips below.

Flat Fronts Only
Flex Flat Front Shorts are the fit of the summer, and you’ll find that even if you’re rocking cargo shorts, they’ll have a flat front style. AEO flat front shorts come in various cuts and lengths, including Slim Flat Front Shorts and Classic Flat Front Shorts. These Flex fits will be your go-to summer short: they’re versatile & pair well with everything from tees to button downs. Since they’re available in Flex fabric, you can literally wear them anywhere… even to sleep! We especially like to match Flex shorts back to a graphic tee and sneakers.

How To Find Your Perfect Pair Of Men's Flex Shorts

Shop The Look: Active Flex Slim Flat Front Short | Southwestern Graphic T-Shirt
Clubmax Sunglasses | Lace-Up Sneaker

Length Matters
How tall you are can directly influence the cut and length of your shorts. If you’re on the taller side, get adventurous and try out a shorter inseam. The 9-inch inseam of the Slim Front Flat Shorts or a 10-inch inseam of Classic Flat Front Shorts will suit your height well. A standard short or longer length short with either a perfectly straight leg or cargo pocket details work well for most guys, so you might consider trying those first! Still lost? The easiest way to find your best fit is to the head to the fitting room. Try on several different styles, and you’ll know after a couple of tries exactly which short fit is meant for you.

Rock A Print
The biggest guys’ trend of Summer 2016 is printed shorts. If you haven’t given much thought to how you feel about prints, now is the time to test them out. Vivid prints make a bold #AEOSTYLE statement, and AEO Flex shorts come in tons of prints and patterns, so you can easily experiment with your look. Whether you’re feeling a paradise print, are drawn to polka dots or are more of a stripes guy, our best advice is to go for it. Be adventurous and pair your printed or solid shorts with a graphic tee and sandals for a look that will carry you through the season.

How To Find Your Perfect Pair of Flex Shorts

Shop The Look: Active Flex Classic Flat Front Short | Stripe Popover Short Sleeve Shirt

Dress for the Day
Different occasions call for different shorts – for example, you’d probably want to wear different shorts to the movies than you would for a volleyball game. For active days, AEO Jogger Shorts and Hybrid Shorts in lightweight microfibers with a lot of stretch allow you more movement and freedom. A bright graphic tee will move with you through any activity, and Birkenstock sandals are great for beach days. For those weekend festivals and chill nights with friends, Denim Shorts are comfy and cool. Pair Cutoff Denim Shorts with a printed tee or a button down shirt, and add a few braided bracelets for a subtle accessory.

Show us how you’re wearing your AEO shorts using #AEOSTYLE on Twitter & Instagram for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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