People sleep on weird shorts. I’m not here to defame Bermuda’s or whatever, but there is a wide world of silhouettes out there and if you’re going to abandon pants, it’s best to get a little weird*. If you need a visual, consider these Tanma Shorts from Prospective Flow that.
(*For the record, weird isn’t a sun-faded salmon or an I’m So Dope at Beer Pong This One Time I Swear I Made Like Eight Cups Straight You Were There Right Bro Tell Them plaid. If you go to a party and five people have the same “weird” shorts as you, they’re not weird.)
Done in a washed down, summer-ready cotton fabric and made in Los Angeles, these are all volume and pleats—seriously, they have an inverted pleat at the back because why not—and elastic-waistband comfort, without all the colonialism pretense or self-seriousness that Bermuda shorts don’t think they have but definitely do have. Can you wear them to a wedding? I’m not stopping you, but maybe don’t because that’s not the point and shorts at a wedding are a choice most people aren’t prepared to make. But do know that they’ll work everywhere else all summer.
Available for $158 at Unionmade.