The Mens Summer Shorts Extravaganza

The Mens Summer Shorts Extravaganza

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The Style Hierophant
Jul 06, 2024 • 10 min read

Ode to Men's Summer Shorts: The Seasonal Garb of Style Magicians

Ah, summer! That hallowed season when the sun beats down with the vigor of a young Mars, and we stylish seekers must adapt our wardrobes to both defeat the heat and embrace the sartorial splendor. So, where do we start? With the unsung hero of warm-weather style—the revered summer shorts.

Picture this: You, adorned in a pair of shorts so transcendent that they seem conjured from the very aether. Much like the acolytes of the Golden Dawn who mapped unseen energies onto symbols, you too grasp dimensional influence, casting it upon mere fabric. Shorts in the summer become your talisman against the mundane, your invocation of cool.

Canvas W-Knee EASY Shorts - Ecru
Color: Ecru An adjuster is attached to the front with a rubber waist 100% cotton Made In Japan The tears and damage due to processing are the intentions of the design, not the product defective This product uses natural materials. Because it values the characteristics of the material and the unique texture, there are s
3sixteen Drawstring Shorts - Camo Twill
The 3sixteen Drawstring Shorts come with an elastic waist with a drawstring, feature two side pockets, and sit above the knee for modern look. For SS24, these shorts have been given a light stonewash for a more vintage look and feel.
Samurai Jeans S310SPⅡ 15oz Selvedge Chino Shorts Khaki
Crafted from 15oz selvedge heavy chino sulfur-dyed fabric, these Samurai shorts are made from the same iconic material used in Samurai’s renowned Heavy Chino Trousers. The fabric boasts a unique texture, heavier than typical chino fabric but not overly so, resulting in durable yet comfortable shorts. Designed to reach the knee, these shorts can also be worn with a single or double cuff for a modern look, showcasing the stunning Silver Lamé Selvedge. This detail, always used by Samurai, symbolizes the edge of a Samurai sword. The back pockets feature arcs representing seagulls in flight, stitched in dark blue “Kagemusha” (Shadow Warrior) thread. This stitching pattern emerges over time as the colors fade, adding a distinctive touch to the garment. These shorts runs slightly small. Generally, we recommend choosing one size larger than your usual. However, as always, we recommend checking the size chart first to find your perfect fit. It is unsanforized but has been one-washed, so there will be no further shrinkage. Samurai jeans have become a legend in the Japanese denim scene. Created in Osaka by Toru Nogami in 1997, Samurai represents the perfection of Japanese tradition, with its iconography of Sengoku-era Samurais and the search for the best and nothing but the best through materials, artisan garment-making techniques and unique detailing.

The High Priest's Fit:

Invoke the spirit of the High Priest with shorts that adhere to the fundamental rule of proportions. A fit flatter than the scrolls of Solomon highlights your divine knowledge of symmetry and tailoring. The Golden Ratio never had it so good.

Haversack Linen Shorts Green
Heavily inspired by all elements of vintage clothing & design, Haversack incorporate components of military wear, workwear, dress & uniform to create a truly inspiring collection. These Linen shorts from Haversack are loosely inspired by Gurkha style shorts. Cut in Japan from 100% linen, these are available in
Momotaro 10oz Indigo Denim ‘Carpenter’ Shorts
Get the job done in your MOMO!The utilitarian workwear of the past is still a charming and practical choice for today! Worn by workmen of all trades these have been an old-time favourite brought to a modern standard.The specially developed 10oz vertical textured denim from MOMO is soft to the touch and will gradually f
Kardo SID Shorts - Blue | Wallace Mercantile Shop
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The Mercury of Movement:

Emulating the swift-footed Mercury, your summer shorts should offer ease, agility, and freedom to do the trickster's work. Seek fabrics that balance lightness and structure—linen blends and breathable cotton that allow your legs to channel otherworldly breezes. A real Hierophant knows that motion must be effortless, like casting a rote alchemical spell.

River Shorts - Black
These shorts from Topo Designs are constructed from DWR-treated nylon with a two-way stretch that’s great for hikes, float trips or just hanging around at home. They’re lightweight, quick-drying, and finished with two side seam hand pockets, a rear zippered pocket, and an adjustable quick-release T-lock belt closure fo
Rippy™ 3″ Trail Shorts Aged Deep Mahogany
Engineered for endurance, the Rippy is an ultra-lightweight trail-oriented running short with four pockets - allowing you to run as long as you want. The 2.5″ ripstop shell provides ultra-lightweight, abrasion resistant and durable coverage. The 3″ Justice liner is a lightweight, four-way stretch, anti-chafing technical silk.
Corduroy Cabuya Shorts in Oat Milk
55% hemp 45% cotton 11-wale cord fabric 8.5 oz weight Half-4 elasticated with belt loops 4 pockets 5″ inseam Made in the USA True to size - model is 5′8″ and usually wears a 31″ and is wearing a medium
2.5 LAYER FESTIVAL SHORTS オリジナルの20デニールの軽量リップストップナイロンを使用し、変形カーゴポケットが付いた膝上丈のショーツ。2.5層により高い透湿防水機能性を実現 (耐水圧: 10,000 mm / 透湿性 10,000g)。洗いをかけたような加工に、アイテムの表情を生かすためにあえてパッカリングさせた縫製。ウエストテープによるベルトレスデザインなど、まさにフェスにふさわしいショーツです。 商品の詳細 原産国: 中国 カラー: グリーン / ブラック サイズ: M, L, XL 素材: ナイロン100%(PUラミネート) メッシュ部分: ポリエステル100% モデル着用サイズ: L (169cm 5

Manifestation of Patterns:

Channel the Mage’s wisdom by choosing shorts graced with patterns that tell a story—stripes as ancient as the writings in Solomon's grimoires or prints that capture astrological constellations. Each pattern becomes a glyph, hinting at your arcane understanding of fashion’s deeper meanings.

River Shorts - Sahara Nebula
These shorts from Topo Designs are constructed from DWR-treated nylon with a two-way stretch that’s great for hikes, float trips or just hanging around at home. They’re lightweight, quick-drying, and finished with a ‘Sahara Nebula’ printed pattern, two side seam hand pockets, a rear zippered pocket, and an adjustable q
Handwoven Blanket Stripe Shorts - Nutshell
These Oblia Shorts from Kardo are made with a hand-woven blanket striped Jacquard fabric that’s sturdy, yet breathable and perfect for sunny summer days. They’re cut with a traditional fir that runs true to size and come with a pair of welt waist pockets, a single back pocket, and a comfortable elasticated waist with a
The Real McCoy’s MP24002 Tiger Camouflage Swim Shorts / Advisor Khaki
- Something special you would like to order from The Real McCoy’s? Don’t hesitate to contact us for all special orders and we would be more than happy to oblige!- Sometimes I want to hide when I’m in the jungle. The first question you should ask is ‘Jonathan, how often are you in the jungle?’. More than you know. There is actually an area in Toronto where we grew up playing basketball called the jungle and the court we played on had many trees. Maybe if I had these shorts back in the early 90s my game would be better today. regardless, this is the camouflage we’ve been waiting for. Tiger. No, there are no tigers in Toronto, BUT AGAIN, if there were, these are the shorts that would be keep me safe.- Hand printed tiger camouflage cotton twill- Drawstring waist- Side seam pockets & rear button patch pocket- Urea buttons- 100% cotton- Made in Japan- Model is 6′3” (192cm), 180lbs (81kg) and wearing M
Combed Burberry BRUSH-CAMO EASY Shorts - Turquoise
Brush camo pattern that looks like it was painted with a large brush Easy shorts made of thin and firm combed burberry Elastic waist band with adjuster belt Pocket with zipper on the back Color: Turquoise 100% Cotton Made in Japan Style #: K2305SP175 Model is 6′ wearing a size 3 TAGGED SIZE 2 3 4 WAIST 28 ~ 34.5 29 ~ 3

Colors for the Zodiac:

Call upon celestial guidance as the astrologers of yore did, choosing colors to align with the summer’s astrological tapestry. Blues and greens to quench the fiery dominance of the season, golds and yellows to harmonize with the sun’s radiant energy. Each hue a hexagram, warding off the tyranny of bland.

Fatigue Shorts 14W Corduroy - Pink
Based on the US military pants with a unique arrangement Relaxed silhouette with slightly short length A zip pocket is added to the side of the front L-shaped pocket In addition to belt loops, the waist also comes with a drawcord. Cotton corduroy Color : Pink 100% cotton Made in USA Model is 6′2 wearing a size M TAGGED
Battenwear Camp Shorts Yellow
- A Jonathan favourite. If you come by the shop in the summer you’ll most likely see him wearing them 5 years later; extolling the virtues of the comfort and the number of pockets this short facilitates. I mean he’s not wrong...- Sorry this is an update to the description. It’s like probably 7 years now and he’s still wearing them. I’m telling you, try these and you will never look back.- Water-repellent taslan nylon- Elastic waist with built-in webbed belt & plastic buckle- Angled front pockets with snap button closure & pocket guards- Lower thigh zip pockets & rear zip pockets- 100% nylon- Made in USA- Model is 5’7” (170cm), 138lbs (63kg) and wearing M
American Trench O.E. Classic Shorts - Burgundy
The American Trench O.E. Original Shorts are made of a heavyweight polyester mesh, and are ready to keep you cool on the hottest day, during a long workout, or a while relaxing day on the couch.

Classic Films and Timeless Taste:

Now, weave in the influence of 20th-century action classics—those celluloid sagas of grit and grandeur. Picture Steve McQueen’s laid-back flair in The Great Escape, the pragmatism of a man prepared for both adventure and repose. Emulate those moments of cinematic bravado where the hero’s simplicity speaks louder than any grandiose wardrobe shout.

Freenote Cloth Premium Deck Shorts - Navy
Freenote takes shorts a step up with their Premium Deck Short. These are made from bedford cord, a water repellant durable cotton originally designed for the Navy in the early 20th century. Bedford Cord makes these shorts perfect for wearing during hiking with a chance of rain, fishing on a small boat, or for when your
Linen Cotton Drawstring Shorts
55% Linen 45% Cotton Embroidery around leg opening Made in India by our partner workshop DS0058 For information on our shipping and return policies, click here.
Inspired by vintage USMC P44 pants. Modified to a shorts for summer wear, retaining its iconic and functional side pockets. Featured with different colour tone on the pocket tape seam. It is easy to wear with any top matching. Produce on soft cotton riptop material, it is lightweight and very comfortable during humid w
Foret Dose Corduroy Shorts in Navy | Wallace Mercantile Shop
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In every pair lies the spirit of Hermetic balance, blending functionality and form. As you step out into the dazzling day, remember you’re not just wearing shorts—you’re donning a mystical garb woven with threads of history, cosmic wisdom, and cinematic valor. Let the summer be your stage, your shorts the spell, and strut like the style sorcerer you are.

Thus, the humble summer short ascends, from plain fabric to magical vestment. Wear it well, modern Hierophants, and may your legs walk paths of both style and mystery!