Living a life of leisure – or at least looking like you are – requires a selection of men’s sportswear shorts made of some of the finest textiles. Luckily, many of these are affordable enough to pick up just before a trip to anywhere the sun shines. Lightweight materials like cotton and linen are staple fabrics in men’s dress and sportswear shorts because they breathe and feel lightweight against your skin. Men’s Bermuda shorts are characteristically longer in length, similar to your board shorts for the water. Patterns vary from the subdued and simple, to wilder patterns like plaid and paisley. Men’s plaid shorts continue to be a favorite. Men’s dress shorts tend to stray away patterns like plaid and are not as long as Bermuda shorts, but almost every variation of men’s sportswear shorts will have comfort in common. Brands like Berle, Hickey Freeman and Scott Barber have perfected the look of men’s sportswear shorts.