10 of 2021’s Best Chino Shorts to Wear Right Now

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Mack Weldon
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Chino shorts are among the best kinds of men’s shorts out there. Typically made to withstand the summer heat (i.e., they’re shorter, made from lighter fabrics and tailored), they’re great to wear into the fall as well. They’re such a beloved men’s staple that just about every single brand imaginable offers their own version of the style, which can make shopping for a pair a little difficult. But no matter where you get them, you’ll find that they’re extremely fashionable and stylish to boot.

But more than just being trendy, a lot of brands are going the extra mile to ensure your chino shorts can withstand just about everything. That’s why you’ll find shorts with DWR (durable water-resistance), stretch, adjustable waists and more. These features ensure your shorts can keep up with your naturally busy lifestyle and never hold you back.

No matter what you’re doing, be sure to do it in a pair of chino shorts. Here are 10 of our favorites to wear right now.

  

1. Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts

BEST OVERALL

With a cornucopia of color options, quality construction and a great fit, these stretch-washed chino shorts from Bonobos are a fantastic option if you’re looking to either start wearing chinos or just fill in the gaps of your wardrobe. With three different options for fit (standard, slim, and athletic) and four different sizes for length (5″, 7″, 9″, and 11″), there’s most likely something for everyone’s personal preference. Plus, the quality of the material itself is really good. For these reasons, Bonobos gets our top pick.

Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts Bonobos

Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts

$79.00

  

2. Uniqlo Chino Shorts

BEST VALUE

When it comes to price, it’s hard to top Uniqlo’s intersection of quality and affordability. With a handful of color options, a great fit, and a comfortable feel, you’ll love hanging out in Uniqlo’s chino shorts all day long. Plus, they’re slightly loose from the tight down, which means they’re great to pair with a slightly loose tee to give the whole silhouette a unified feel.

Uniqlo Chino Shorts Uniqlo

Uniqlo Chino Shorts

$29.90

  

3. Mack Weldon Maverick Tech Chino Short

BEST TECHNICAL SHORT

Made from a blend of technical fabric and traditional cotton, the Mack Weldon Maverick Tech Chino Short is like a standard chino — only better. Due to the special weave, the Maverick short is water and stain-resistant, stretch to move with you, and easy to wash when you need to do so. The material also makes the shorts super comfortable and easy to wear over and over again.

Mack Weldon Maverick Tech Chino Short Mack Weldon

Mack Weldon Maverick Tech Chino Short

$98.00

  

4. Chubbies The Khakinators Chino Shorts

BEST FIT

Despite its absurd name, these Khakinators Shorts from Chubbies will likely be your new favorite chino shorts because of their construction. That is to say, the stretchy cotton construction is reinforced with an interior drawstring that makes it easy to customize the fit throughout the day. Plus, with a 5.5″ inseam, they’re a perfect length and the perfect shade for just about every activity.

Chubbies The Khakinators Chino Shorts Nordstrom

Chubbies The Khakinators Chino Shorts

$54.50

  

5. Outerknow Fort Chino Shorts

MOST ETHICAL

Crafted from durable cotton twill with a garment-dye finish to ensure a lived-in look and feel, these Fort Chino Shorts from Outerknown look and feel great. But the best part about these chino shorts is how they’re made: leveraging organic cotton helps to cut out harmful synthetic chemicals, which is better for the planet. Additionally, the shorts are sewn in a Fair Trade factory, which helps to ensure a more ethical production. If you’re looking to do some good with your purchase, these are the shorts for you.

Outerknow Fort Chino Shorts Outerknown

Outerknow Fort Chino Shorts

$98.00

  

6. Alex Mill Flat Front Chino Shorts

BEST FEATURE

With its relaxed and easy fit through the leg and a fantastic set of color options, these Flat Front Chino Shorts from Alex Mill just look good. But looks aren’t everything, so it shouldn’t shock you to know there’s more than meets the eye here. In fact, these shorts have adjustable tabs at the waist to help you really lock in that fit you’re looking for.

Alex Mill Flat Front Chino Shorts Alex Mill

Alex Mill Flat Front Chino Shorts

$98.00

  

7. Myles Apparel Everyday Chino Short

MOST VERSITALE 

Made for a variety of activities, including working out or hanging outdoors, the Everyday Chino Short from Myles Apparel really is made for, well, everyday use. Depending on the day, you can easily dress it up or down, as it will look great with a tee shirt or a button-down. Additionally, the back pocket provides a safe and secure place to hold essentials that a hidden snap can lock down. Oh, and it comes in just about every color imaginable.

Myles Apparel Everyday Chino Short Myles Apparel

Myles Apparel Everyday Chino Short

$58.00

  

8. Taylor Stitch Adventure Chino Short

BEST MID-LEVEL

This stunning pair of chino shorts from Taylor Stitch is meant to be worn whenever, wherever, and is made to help you as much. The lightweight construction and stretch make them great to wear, while the durable, water-resistant finish will help you should you get caught in the rain. But should you get caught in bad weather, the pockets even have drain holes in them to help move that water away from you.

Taylor Stitch Adventure Chino Short Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch Adventure Chino Short

$72.00

  

9. Polo Ralph Lauren Brushed Stretch-Cotton Twill Chino Shorts

BEST CLASSIC

Polo Ralph Lauren is one of those classic American brands that continually turns out great pieces. Their chino shorts are made from brushed cotton infused with a bit of stretch, which means they’ll not only look great on you but move when you move to never hold you back. Perfectly tailored, they’re not too big or too slim and will pair well with literally everything you have.

Polo Ralph Lauren Brushed Stretch-Cotton Twill Chino Shorts Mr. Porter

Polo Ralph Lauren Brushed Stretch-Cotton Twill Chino Shorts

$80.00

  

10. Drake’s Slim-Fit Cotton-Corduroy Chino Shorts

BEST HIGH-END

Any sort of cotton and corduroy blend is great to wear as it starts to get colder outside, but you still want to wear shorts. And few brands do anything better than Drake’s, whose take on cords involves some really vivid color options like this orange pair. Slim fit, they may not fit you if you’ve never skipped a leg day but should be nice and tailored. Plus, Drake’s commitment to the finest materials makes these feel incredible to wear.

Drake's Slim-Fit Cotton-Corduroy Chino Shorts Mr. Porter

Drake's Slim-Fit Cotton-Corduroy Chino Shorts

$295.00

  

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