The Chateau Sew & Sew Guide to Mens’ (and Boys') Shorts

The Chateau Sew & Sew Guide to Mens’ (and Boys') Shorts

When it's hot outside (and man, oh man - no pun intended - is it HOT outside), wearing shorts is one of the best ways to keep cool. So why do most men look so un-cool wearing them? 

Because...they're not wearing them correctly! 

Shorts are inherently casual, but wearing shorts with the wrong cut, length, style, or fabric will quickly turn casual into crummy! Wearing shorts that are too wide or too long (or, worst case, too wide and too long) is not only not flattering but also looks sloppy and can feel uncomfortable. 

Men's legs (like all humans) come in all shapes and sizes. What looks good on one guy may look ridiculous on another, so paying attention to length and the leg opening width is essential to choosing shorts that fit best. 

When it comes to choosing fabrics, we recommend the following fabrics for a timeless and mature look that delivers the perfect combination of style and comfort:

Seersucker! A Southern favorite and a summer classic! These fabrics make for soft, breathable shorts that look great when hitting the beach or the street! 

Linen! Linen is the way to go if you're looking for slightly more dressy casual fabric. These fabrics are right at home at brunch or an afternoon garden party! 

With these tips and fabric choices, the men in your lives will look and feel as "cool” in their shorts as the men in our lives do...guaranteed!