Shorts have changed over the past 10 years. In the past, only one cut was available (big and baggy), with a regular rise, and the legs were wide. The look was not that great. Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses different fits, rises, and fabrics.

Look for three pairs of shorts that fit you like your favorite pair of chinos or jeans with a mid-rise mid and thin legs thin. Two pair of flat front shorts (tan, gray) that Alpha illustrates are a must-have. Note that you don’t want heavy fabric. Also a nice fitting pair of cargo shorts is a summer essential. Make sure the cargo shorts are light-weight fabric and fitted.