Let’s face it, given the copious amounts of food and alcohol, lack of exercise and little sunshine we’ve gotten during quarantine, some of our bodies aren’t necessarily beach-ready. Maybe you could pass for a 600lb Casper the Friendly Ghost. Maybe that’s just me, who knows. Thankfully, a strange new trend has risen from the Marianas Trench of the men’s fashion world to save us all — beach pants. Yeah, you read that right. Beach pants.
Beginning their existence solely in awkward family photos covering dads’ legs across the globe, these unlikely slacks are coming back in colors and styles that are actually, dare I say, hip. Lined at the waist with drawstring design, these post-quarantine pants have reentered the fashion scene at just the right time, too, because we know damn well I cannot button a button right now.
Whether you have a beach wedding in your future or just hate getting sunburned, a cool pair of beach pants will stylishly cover those beer bellies and pale legs alike as the weather warms up. So keep reading for the best beach pants for men to rock this summer.
1. UO Corduroy Cropped Beach Pant
If you’re ready to dive right into the beach pant trend, look no further than Urban Outfitters’ corduroy cropped beach pants. Offering a wide leg design in colors ranging from light brown to lavender, these are an easy slip-on option that can look great on anybody. No matter where you’re headed, these ready-to-go trousers will get you there all while looking and feeling your best this summer.
2. Extra Slim Light Gray Luxe Comfort Knit Drawstring Suit Pant
We’re all for multipurpose usage here at SPY, so these pants have our names written all over them. Merging that classic office look with a vibe that exudes “margarita in hand in St. Lucia,” the duality of these beach pants allows for both work and play. A cotton/linen blend means breathable all day comfort that’s hard to top. And priced dropped at only $45? I’ll take four.
3. ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Drop Crotch Cargo Pants
BEST FOR FASHIONISTOS
If you’re one to pay close attention to trends, you’ll know that cargo pants are back and here to stay. Combining the cargo jogger design with the looseness and versatility only beach pants have to offer, these all-black, vintage-inspired slacks blend so many styles into one—and they do it well.
4. UNIQLO Cotton Relaxed Fit Ankle-Length Pants
BEST COLOR SELECTION
Designed to be the most comfortable thing you’ll throw on your body all summer, UNIQLO’s Cotton Relaxed Fit Ankle-Length Pants takes the beach pant look to a whole new level. Their trendy washed look has a super vintage feel to them, so it will pair perfectly with whatever you choose to wear them with. Coming in 7 different colors, it’s going to be hard picking your poison on these ones.
5. Mango 100% Linen Trousers
If a buttoned waist is more your forte, these 100% Linen Trousers from Mango fully embody the beach pant look without the full drawstring waist. Don’t get me wrong, the drawstring is of course included, but these slide on more as a casual pair of trousers than they do your typical beach pants. Two welt pockets at the booty tie the look together, making this pair a true office-to-beach gem.
6. UO Seersucker Cropped Beach Pant
These easy to pull-on seersuckers from Urban Outfitters have summer written all over them. The relaxed silhouette and old-timey exterior are really sending us back to 1950 Jersey Shore boardwalk in the best way possible. Paired with a casual tee or short-sleeve opened button shirt, pulling that beachy look will be a breeze.
7. Madewell Garment-Dyed Twill Drawstring Pants
Madewell’s Garment-Dyed Twill Drawstring Pants are all you’ll wear on your next weekend getaway. From the beach to the streets these drawstrings will have you looking decked in comfort. The classic slouchy beach pant look goes above and beyond in these slacks, even offering double clasp-shut back pockets.
8. 28 Palms 100% Linen Pant
Fine, fine, you’re craving that old school family beach photo look that only exists in outdated scrapbooks. We don’t get it, but we’ll give it to you. These linens straight off Amazon have everything you need to keep it classic. Although they come in a few colors, these bright white slacks really hit home with the nostalgia, and we know damn well that’s why you came here.