When You Don't Want to Wear Shorts: The 16 Best Men's Summer Pants for 2023

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Are you already starting to plan your summer events, activities, and vacations? If so, that means you need to start planning your summer outfits as well. Now we know with summer being the hottest months out of the year that you’ve probably already gotten all of your shorts lined up for when you officially switch out your clothes for the season. While shorts are definitely a great look, we’re not going to let you get away with only wearing shorts everyday. Not happening. You will need some new pants for the days with the office, those cooler summer days, and just simply because sometimes a pair of the best men's summer pants just work better for the fit and occasion.

Yeah we know you still have two pairs of those pants you bought ten years ago, but it’s time for an update. Allow us to help you. We’ve put together a list of the best men’s pants for you to cop this summer. As always we’ll have a range of selections for you to choose from, and we encourage you to keep factors such as material, fit/size, and pricing in mind as you do your research on which pants you want to purchase. Whether you are looking for tapered fitted pants that make for good office/date night attire, or looser more comfortable pants that you can wear casually for a day at the beach, we’ll have you covered as usual.  Scroll down to check out our selections below.

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Our Picks for the Best Men's Summer Pants, at a Glance:

1. Bonobos Stretch Weekday Warrior Dress Pants


Best for the Office

  • Material: Cotton
  • Sizing: 29-46

As usual, Bonobos has an epic selection when it comes to their men’s pants selection which ranges from dress/formal pants to casual. If you are looking for a new pair of summer pants to show up to the office in, then you should check out their Stretch Weekday Warrior Dress Pants as you’ll definitely be able to find a color and size that matches your personal style. With these specific pants, Bonobos gives you fourteen different color options, lots of different sizes, and the ability to have your pants designed in five different fit styles (tailored, slim taper, slim, athletic, and straight).

Additionally, the Weekday Warrior Pants are made with wrinkle-resistant easy-care cotton that is easily stretchable for extra comfort.


2. Ocean + Coast Ripstop Pull On Pants

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Best for the Beach

  • Material: Cotton, Spandex
  • Sizing: S, M, L, XL, 2XL

Beachwear can be tricky. Obviously you want to look nice, but at the same time you don’t exactly want to wear the same pants that you plan on wearing for dinner because of the sand, water, etc. Your best bet is to go with casual pants that still have a slightly formal look (if you are there for a date, company meet up, etc), and Ocean + Coast has a good one that will get the job done with Ripstop Pull On Pants which have a straight leg relaxed fit, two slant pockets, two patch pockets, and a drawstring elastic waistband.


3. Jack Archer Jetsetter Pants

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Jack Archer

Best for Traveling

  • Material: Polyester Fiber Rebound Fabric
  • Sizing: Customizable

Traveling is another tricky event to dress for as you could be going straight to your hotel after you land (in which case anything will work), or you could be heading straight to a work event from the airport without time to stop at your hotel first. If it’s the latter, then that means you will need to more than likely need to get dressed in what you plan on wearing to your work event. Jack Archer’s Jetsetter Pants accomplish the mission of both office attire and comfort as you travel as the pants are wrinkle-free, stain repellant, and anti-odor.

The Jetsetter Pants come in four different colors (Charcoal Gray, Deep Blue, Space Black, and Stone), and can be easily customized for a perfect fit.


4. Old Navy Slim Built-In Flex Rotation

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Old Navy

Best for Date Night

Old Navy rules the summer, so you already know they have a great selection in time for the season. The Slim Built-In Flex Rotation is one of our favorites as it’s dressy enough for date night, but still has the ability to be worn casually if you wish. There’s nine different colors at your disposal, and are a tried-and-true classic look and feel that sits at the waist, has a slim leg, and is slim through the hip and thigh.


5. Mugsy Damens Chino

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Best for Casual Outings

  • Material: Cotton
  • Sizing: 28-40

If you are searching for just regular casual pants that can be dressed up and down to your liking, then the Mugsy Damens Chino can be a good match as well. The pants have many cool features including stretchy flexible materials, the fact that they feel like sweatpants even though they aren’t, being great for both work and play, and providing a clean and classy look. The comfort is on point as well.



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  • Material: 78% Micro Modal, 14% Polyester, 8% Spandex
  • Sizing: S, M, L, XL, XXL

The BRADY brands know a thing or two about quality dual-purpose pants. Their newly released REGENERATE PANT is crafted with a moisture-wicking soft knit blend fabric which is great for their grueling hot summer days, and also features stretch and mobility, durability, and a streamlined fit to enhance your everyday wear. There’s also a lay flat performance waistband for further comfort.


7. Flint and Tinder 365 Pant

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Flint and Tinder
  • Material: 98% Cotton, 2% Spandex
  • Sizing: 28-34

Flint and Tinder’s 365 Pants are cut like jeans, have a chino feel, and the ability to stretch like performance pants. Call that a 3-in-1 specialty. Flint and Tinder put a ton of dedication into every single detail of their products, and their pants are no exception as it is carefully constructed with an 8 oz blended fabric to make it the ideal weight for year-round wear, and is garment dyed for a soft comfortable fit right out of the box.


8. GapFlex Essential Khakis in Skinny Fit

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  • Material: 98% Cotton, 2% Spandex
  • Sizing: 28-42

The GAP has been a go-to spot for men’s pants now for decades, and we’d say they are also a brand that is associated with the summer. Everybody needs a pair of khakis, and the GapFlex Essential Khakis just might be the way to go as it gives you four colors (Iconic Khaki, True Black, Palomino Brown, and New Classic Navy), along with multiple sizes to choose from. The pants have a stretch built in to make them flexible, and a skinny leg opening. Not too shabby of a price either.

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9. Wales Bonner Contrast Panel Pants

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Wales Bonner
  • Material: 95% Cotton, 5% Spandex
  • Sizing: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Wales Bonner offers up a unique set of track pants that are the definition of contrast with bright orange detailing brushed up against a pale yellow construction. While the track pants do have an athletic look, it’s unique design and coloring make them able to be dressed up and paired with dress shirts, blazers, and cardigans. Perfect to add to your closet for summer. 


10. Todd Snyder Chino Pant

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Todd Snyder
  • Material: 100% Cotton
  • Sizing: Customizable

Todd Snyder’s Japanese Selvedge Chino Pants are a vintage look with a vintage vibe. The pants also have several “old school” features such as a button fly, back besom pockets with button closures, melamine buttons, on-seam pockets, and a coin pocket on the waistband for the extra finesse. If vintage/old school is your thing style-wise, these pants are right up your alley.


11. OUTERKNOWN Safari Pants

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  • Material: 100% Organic Cotton
  • Sizing: 28-36

Speaking of old school, OUTERKNOWN’s Safari Corduroy Pants are designed with a 1970s vibe in mind as it is slim-fit without being too tight, fits at the waist, has a tapered leg, and 5-pocket functionality in versatile colors pairable with just about anything. If these aren’t your fancy, then OUTERKNOWN has plenty of other men’s pants in their catalog as well. So feel free to have a look.


12. Rhone Commuter Pant

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  • Material: Cotton
  • Sizing: 28-32

Give a Rhone a try as well as they are a brand that specializes in menswear with quality and style being at the forefront. We talk a lot about good investments when it comes to clothing purchases, and with Rhone, you will certainly be making a good investment.


13. Calvin Klein Cotton Blend Pants

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Calvin Klein
  • Material: Cotton
  • Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36

Made with infinite flex fabric and a solid body for versatility, Calvin Klein’s Cotton Blend Pants come in four different shades (Black, Asphalt, Plaza Taupe, and Seafarer), have four pockets, and are finished with a tailored look and seaming details. 


14. Sean John Men’s Classic-Fit Pants

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  • Material: Polyester, Viscose, Spandex
  • Sizing: Customizable

A lil Sean John to help make you feel like a bad boy this summer.


15. Patagonia Men’s Skyline Traveler Pants

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  • Material: 64% Nylon, 25% Polyester, 11% Spandex
  • Sizing: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Patagonia has a set of traveler pants that are also perfect for traveling adventures as they are comfortable and multifunctional while you are on the go. 


16. Uniqlo Relaxed Pants

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  • Material: 63% Cotton, 35% Linen, 2% Spandex
  • Sizing: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL

And you can also count on Uniqlo for the menswear year-round.


Did you find a pair of pants you like? Cool! Make sure you keep up with us for more style content and updates. 

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