Best of Spring 2012 Shorts

Designers took needle to thread this season in one of the most prolific offerings of daring and quirky shorts in a very long time. The story has moved away from what length guys should be wearing and has been planted firmly onto personality. Patterns, symbols, themes, shapes, icons…what do the pictures on your shorts say about you? We’ve got 12 notable picks that range the span of personality (and one we’ll have to day dream about) after the jump. So…move it T-shirt! For Spring 2012—shorts will be having all the fun.

Polo Ralph Lauren

Printed Chino Short, %100 cotton, $89.50;

Mark McNairy

Chino Shorts, 100% Cotton, embroidered flowers, $200;

Burberry Prorsum

Sunburst Print Swim Shorts, Nylon, $295;


Tennis Print Shorts, Cotton, $521;

Riviera Club

Apostrophe Short, 100% Cotton, Screen Printed, $198;

Billly Reid

Heirloom Patchwork Shorts, %100 cotton, $395; Billy Reid, 54 Bond Street, New York, NY, 212.598.9355

3.1 Phillip Lim

Leisure Short, %100 Natural Cotton, $450;

Gareth Pugh

Optical Neoprene Paneled Shorts, Neoprene, $1088;


Painted Shells Trunk, 100% Polyester, $48;


Americana Short, Washed Cotton Canvas, $39;

Engineered Garments

EG Peacock Shorts, 100% cotton, hand printed, $235;

Loden Dager

Printed Paisley Cargo Short – Red Multi, 100% Cotton, $220;


Entire Spring 2012 collection; Priceless—Its the last D&G collection and its not up for sale.