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In case you hadn’t realized: it’s getting pretty darn hot out there.

You’re a stylish guy, so you know what to do. Change up that Oxford shirt for a linen blend, swap out for corduroy slacks for Bermuda shorts, and throw on your no-show socks with a pair of velvet loafers.

But what about your cologne? You can’t change up your entire outfit without swapping out that heavy spring scent for something fresher!

Unsure what the best men’s fragrance is this summer? Look no further than today’s article, where I’ll be breaking out the best summer fragrances of 2022.

Men’s Summer Fragrance #1: Versace Man Eau Fraiche

Versace Man Eau Fraiche

Versace Man Eau Fraiche is one of the best men’s fragrances on the summer cologne market.

This woody Aquatic scent is perfect for any man who wants to feel confident and stylish. But it also sticks to the expectations of the summer months: ie. keep it cool and fresh!

The top notes of Lemon, Bergamot, Carambola (Star Fruit), Cardamom and Brazilian Rosewood give Eau Fraiche an invigorating start. Of course, with Lemon as one of the leading notes in this ensemble, that’s kind of a given.

The middle notes of Cedar, Tarragon, Sage, and Pepper add a touch of spice and depth without forcing the overall scent to become too heavy.

The base notes of Musk, Amber, and Tonka Bean provide a solid foundation that ensures the fragrance lasts throughout the day – perfect for those long summer days (or nights) when you want to make sure you smell as good as you feel.

With impressive longevity and a moderate sillage, Eau Fraiche is the perfect fragrance for any summer occasion – whether you’re hitting the beach or heading to a casual lunch, Versace Man Eau Fraiche is a great choice that’ll draw in plenty of compliments.

Men’s Summer Fragrance #2: Alfred Dunhill Icon Racing

Alfred Dunhill Icon Racing with grapefruit as background

If you’re looking for a fragrance that will make you feel like a winner, look no further than Icon Racing by Alfred Dunhill.

This best-selling men’s fragrance is perfect for those who want to feel confident and successful. After all, the classic British racing green used on the bottle design speaks for itself.

The top notes of grapefruit, cardamom, and bergamot are invigorating and energizing. Grapefruit gives this scent a tart and juicy opening, while cardamom adds a touch of spice, so you’re getting a real mixture of scent sensations in the opening of this one.

The middle notes of orange blossom, lavender, and pepper add a touch of sophistication. The combination of lavender and pepper can be a bit of an acquired taste, but if you’re looking for something different in a fragrance, this is definitely it.

The base notes of musk, guaiac wood, and vetiver are warm and masculine, making this fragrance perfect for any occasion. However, I always think that notes like vetiver and musk lean more towards the nighttime.

Whether you’re heading to the office or hitting the town, Icon Racing by Alfred Dunhill is sure to make you feel like a winner and spark the interest of those around you. It definitely deserves its status as one of the best men’s fragrance options this summer.

Men’s Summer Fragrance #3: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme EDT

Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue pour Homme is widely considered to be one of the best men’s fragrances ever released – and for good reason.

It’s a Citrus Aromatic scent from 2007. It features top notes of Grapefruit, Bergamot, Sicilian Mandarin, and Juniper. The stand-out note for me is Juniper, offering a slightly different twist on the typical citrus opening.

The middle notes of Rosemary, Szechuan Pepper and Rosewood provide a herbaceous heart that really sets this fragrance apart from other similar scents.

The base notes of Musk, Oakmoss, and Incense conclude the scent by adding a touch of depth and warmth without it becoming too overpowering and crude

What’s more, this perfume is the winner of the FiFi Award Fragrance Of The Year Men`s Luxe 2008. Does this guarantee quality? Not necessarily, but it certainly provides a stamp of approval that’s widely recognized within the scent community.

Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue pour Homme is a fantastic cologne for any man who wants to smell best while remaining timeless and classic within the realms of quality summer fragrances.

Men’s Summer Fragrance #4: Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce

Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce

Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch is one of the best men’s fragrances on the market made by a less exclusive fashion house. While this doesn’t make them lower quality than a brand like Dolce & Gabbana, it does mean that they’re more accessible to the everyday guy.

Launched in 2002, this fragrance was created by Christophe Laudamiel and Bruno Jovanovic – the noses behind other great fragrances such as Dior Homme and Azzaro Chrome.

Fierce is an Oriental Woody fragrance that features top notes of fir, lemon, orange, cardamom, petitgrain, and sea notes. ‘Sea notes’ sounds a bit generic, I know, but it basically means fragrance notes that are reminiscent of the ocean.

The middle notes of jasmine, lily of the valley, and rose create a floral heart that is both sensual and fresh.

Finally, the base notes of musk, amber, and cedarwood provide a warm and long-lasting finish. You’ll notice that many of these fragrances contain deep and masculine base notes. The reason for this is simple: when a fragrance dries down, these notes are the ones that will last the longest, so it’s essential that they’re well-balanced and perfectly suit the masculinity of the wearer.

Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce is a great choice for any man who wants a quality summer fragrance. It can help you to make a good impression at a job interview or boost your confidence when you’re just trying to impress your date.

Men’s Summer Fragrance #5: Bentley For Men Black Edition

Bentley For Men Black Edition

Looking for the best men’s fragrance that will make you feel like a million bucks? Look no further than Bentley For Men Black Edition.

Launched in 2018, this Amber Spicy fragrance is perfect for making any man feel confident and sophisticated. After all, Bentley isn’t just known for making fragrances. Some of the richest men in the world look to Bentley for high-quality, sophisticated cars, so it makes sense that their line of fragrances would be just as luxurious.

Top notes of Violet, Tangerine, Pink Pepper and Nutmeg give way to middle notes of Papyrus, Earthy Notes, Patchouli, Jasmine and Sweet Notes. There’s an interesting mixture of scents here, particularly the combination of citrus and earth notes which work together to a fragrance profile that is truly unique.

At the base, we find Atlas Cedar, Moss, Tobacco, Incense and Tonka Bean which help to round out this luxurious scent perfectly. Similar to the other fragrances on this list, the base features deeper notes that help to improve the longevity of the cologne. Tonka Bean, in particular, provides this fragrance with a sweet and powdery finish that is sure to please.

So if you’re looking for the best men’s fragrance that’s as sophisticated as a luxury motor, pick up Bentley For Men Black Edition today. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Men’s Summer Fragrance #6: Burberry Men

Men's Summer Fragrance #6: Burberry Men

Burberry Men is widely considered to be one of the best men’s fragrances on the market. Launched in 1995, it has been a staple in the wardrobes of stylish men for over two decades.

The Woody Aromatic scent is perfect for both daytime and evening wear, and the mix of mint, lavender, bergamot and thyme gives it a fresh and invigorating feel. It’s not often that you see mint used in fragrance, which is a shame because it provides an incredible cooling effect that is perfect for hot summer days.

As the fragrance develops, you’ll notice middle notes of cedar, sandalwood, geranium and jasmine which add depth, complexity and an interesting blend of floral and woody tones.

You guessed it – at the base, we have deeper notes that help to provide an air of warmth to this summer fragrance. Musk, vanilla and amber base notes provide a sensual finish that any woman is guaranteed to find attractive.

Whether you’re looking for a signature scent or simply seeking to add some refinement to your style, Burberry Men is an excellent choice.

Men’s Summer Fragrance #7: Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli

Bvlgari Man Wood Nero

In my humble opinion, Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli is the best men’s fragrance on the market today. Period.

Launched in 2019, this Woody Floral Musk scent is perfect for any man who wants to smell a million bucks and stand out from all the Savage-wearing scent sheep out there.

The nose behind this fragrance is Alberto Morillas (who also helped to formulate timeless colognes such as CK One and Giorgio Armani’s Acqua Di Gio) and he has outdone himself with this one.

The top notes of neroli and bergamot are perfectly balanced with the middle notes of orange blossom, and Virginia cedar. And the base notes of woody notes, white musk, ambergris, amber, and leather complete the perfect picture.

Neroli is an interesting scent that many perfumers are hesitant to experiment with. In many ways, it can be quite unconventional and polarizing due to its unique citrusy-floral tones. But Alberto Morillas has used neroli in a way that is both unique and approachable, creating a truly unique and unforgettable fragrance.

If you’re looking for a men’s fragrance that is sure to please, look no further than Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli. It’s the best of the best.

Men’s Summer Fragrance #8: Prada Luna Rossa

Prada Luna Rossa

Launched in 2012, Prada’s Luna Rossa (a Citrus Aromatic scent) took the fragrance world by storm.

With top notes of Lavender and Bitter Orange, this cologne opens in a way that says “I’m here to make a statement”. Particularly the use of bitter orange, which walks the line between sweet and sour, giving the fragrance an edge that is sure to please.

As the fragrance develops, you’ll notice middle notes of Mint and Clary Sage, which provide a cooling yet herbal effect that is perfect for hot summer days.

And at the base, as expected, you’ll find deeper notes of Ambrette (Musk Mallow) and Ambroxan.

The nose behind this masterpiece is Daniela (Roche) Andrier – a perfumer who has created no less than 61 of Prada’s outstanding perfumes and colognes.

The name of this fragrance comes from the sailboat and sailing team “Red Moon” or Luna Rossa, which participates in the America’s Cup competitions.

If you’re looking for a fragrance that oozes prestige and a passion for innovation and victory, look no further than Prada’s Luna Rossa. It truly is one of the best men’s summer fragrances on the market.

Men’s Summer Fragrance #9: John Varvatos Artisan

Men's Summer Fragrance #9: John Varvatos Artisan

At #9 we have another citrus fragrance – Artisan by John Varvatos. Just as any summer cologne should be, this citrus aromatic scent is perfect for any man who wants to feel refreshed and invigorated in those hotter climates.

The top notes of Clementine, Tangerine, Marjoram, and Thyme give way to the heart of Orange Blossom, Ginger, Lavender, and Jasmine. You’ll notice there are a lot of floral and citrus notes included here – which is what gives this fragrance its “summery” feel and helps to keep you feeling refreshed all day long.

As the fragrance develops into its base, notes of musk and amber complete the scent, leaving you feeling confident and ready to take on the world.

Many men describe this scent as ‘uplifting’ which I think summarizes exactly what a good summer scent should provide: a sense of happiness, energy, and positivity.

So if you’re looking for a cologne that will make you feel good from the inside and smell great on the outside, give this one a try.

Men’s Summer Fragrance #10: Acqua Di Parma Yuzu Eau De Parfum

Men's Summer Fragrance #10: Acqua Di Parma Yuzu Eau De Parfum

As the name suggests, Acqua Di Parma’s Yuzu Eau De Parfum is a citrus-based fragrance that is perfect for summer.

The top notes of yuzu, bergamot, and Sichuan pepper are immediately refreshing and invigorating, while the middle notes of Louts, Jasmine, and Mimosa provide a softer floral touch.

The base notes of Sandalwood and Musk complete the scent, giving it a warm and sensual finish that is perfect for evening wear.

So, in short, this is kind of an ‘all round’ fragrance. It’s perfect for days when you want to feel refreshed and energized, or for nights when you want to feel seductive.

One thing I should note is that Acqua Di Parma is a niche fragrance house that can be polarizing. Niche fragrance houses aren’t universally pleasing – they aim to create unique scents that express complexity rather than suit the tastes of everyone who smells them.

At over $200 per 100ml, it is one of the most expensive on this list. But, as with anything in life, you get what you pay for. And in my opinion, this cologne is definitely worth the price tag.

Hungry for more fragrance knowledge after discovering the best men’s fragrance for this summer? Check out my guide to buying fragrances online without getting scammed!

Click below to watch the video – Ranking 15 Sexiest Summer Fragrances (2022 Buying Guide)

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Steam Room Etiquette: How A Man Should Behave

shower steam

The positive effects of a steam room – the rejuvenating effect on skin, muscles and joints while relieving stress – are well documented. However, a few people always manage to detract from an otherwise therapeutic experience.

We don’t want you to be ‘that guy’, so we’ve created 10 steam room etiquette guidelines every man should follow.

Don’t Come In Naked

We are not in Ancient Rome; steam rooms are now mainly unisex. Even if you are in a single-sex steam room, please don’t come in naked. There really is no need.

If you don’t want to wear trunks, then don’t. However, please have the decency to put a towel around your waist to protect your ‘modesty’. Furthermore, if you are only wearing a towel, don’t put your leg(s) up – needless to say, no one needs to see that.

Shower Before You Come In

shower steam 1

There’s nothing worse than someone stepping into the steam room straight from a two-hour cardio workout, still dripping with sweat.

Suddenly, people become rather weary about the source of steam in the room, not to mention the ‘scent’. Have a shower, please. It takes 30 seconds.

Use The Space

If the steam room is almost empty, don’t sit directly beside the only person there; it’s awkward.

Much like Thomas Fink’s (of The Man’s Book) method of selecting the optimal urinal, leave at least one space between you and the other person where possible. Trust us, it’ll make a more enjoyable steam room experience for everyone.

Keep It Closed

Unlike the normal rules of gentlemanly behaviour, do not hold the door open for the person behind you. They managed to get this far, we’re sure they’ll be OK opening it for themselves.

It’s frustrating waiting up to 30 minutes for the ‘optimal steaming temperature’ only to have someone come along and hold the door open for their partner who’s showering.

In Or Out

soor open

If you’re unsure you want to come in, think about it outside, not with the door open (see previous point).

If you are looking for someone, come inside rather than trying to see through the impenetrable steam, or waiting for all the steam to filter out to ease your line of vision.


Now, this is unbelievable; some actually think it’s fine to bring a razor into the steam room and have a shave. Where do these people think the hair goes?

It doesn’t matter how much hair you have, the hair still has to go somewhere. There’s no ‘hair length’ related rule for this one – it cannot happen. Ever.

Adults Only

If the sign says, ‘No kids under the age of 16,’ it means that. We should add that the age restriction also applies to mental age.

Watch Your Mouth

steam conversation

While it’s polite to say “Hello” when entering and “Cheers” when leaving, conversation in the steam room should be kept to a minimum and not forced upon any unwilling recipient. If their eyes are closed, it’s probably a good sign they want to be left alone.

Gentleman, it is not a pub. Do not use it as a venue to discuss your lurid stories from the night before, how well your job is going, or divulge the inner workings of your ‘relationships’ – there’s a reason psychologists get paid.

Comments such as “It’s hot in here” are not required – we know it’s hot; that’s why we’re here.

Don’t Stare

It’s still rude, even if (you think) they can’t see you. No one wants to be gawped at, in or out of a steam room.

Hold It In

Finally, if you must break wind, please, please, please do it outside. Unfortunately, the steam doesn’t numb the sense of smell.

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The Best Men’s Shorts For 2024 Are Anything But Boring

The Best Mes Shorts for 2024 Are Anything But Boring

man wearing various styles of shorts

“A don doesn’t wear shorts.”

Words uttered by fictional New York mob boss Carmine Lupertazzi Sr. to Tony Soprano during an exchange between the two in the fourth season premiere of The Sopranos. Essentially, the older man was admonishing Tony for having previously sported a pair of shorts in public. He felt it was immature. Unbecoming. He was wrong, however.

The thing is, we get where Carmine is coming from. Sometimes, shorts don’t meet the level of formality required for a particular setting or event. But we’re not talking about those instances. When it gets really hot out and you don’t have a member of the old mafia guard mumbling in your ear otherwise, shorts simply get the job done.

Only, some shorts do it better. With the rapid approach of summer, we’re here to tell you that cool shorts come in all types of configurations. Different inseam lengths. Different fabrics. The works.

So come along for the ride. We’re taking you on a tour of the best men’s shorts for summer 2024. With so many to choose from, it was hard to narrow them down. But consider the work done for you. Oh, and stick around to the end to see our top pick!

The Best Basic Shorts: 5” Stretch Chino Short by J.Crew

5” Stretch Chino Short by J.Crew

Sometimes you’ve gotta start simple. And that’s exactly where this pair comes in. J.Crew has been supplying fellas with enduring American classics for decades, and if there’s one thing you can rely on them for (besides Ivy-inspired bangers), it’s good closet staples.

Their 5-inch inseam Stretch Chino Shorts get a lot right. For one, they’re arguably the best length you can get. Many agree that a 5-inch inseam is ideal.

There’s something about a short that’s well, short. It lets you show off the goods! In this case, your legs. But there’s also a nice bit of stretch in the mix here, making these perform a heck of a lot better than stiffer counterparts.

With ten colors and a timeless look, these will run you about $50, but select colors go on sale frequently. Don’t miss out.

The Best Classic Shorts: 6-Inch Stretch Classic Fit Chino Short by Polo Ralph Lauren

6-Inch Stretch Classic Fit Chino Short by Polo Ralph Lauren

Looking for something a tad bit more “old money?” Pardon our use of the TikTok-ified term, but Ralph Lauren’s aesthetics often lean into something adjacent to a lifestyle filled with country clubs and true American class.

Their 6-inch Stretch Classic Fit Chino Shorts fit right in with all of that. With six colors and a flattering length, this pair will be sure to impress. Subtle features such as the tabbed-button rear pockets and the tastefully applied, iconic Polo logo all make them an absolute winner.

Our bet? Go with the Deckwash White color for a good mix of versatility and elegance. Oh, and they’re under $90, too.

The Best Textured Shorts: 5 1/2″ Corduroy Everywear Shorts by Madewell

5 1/2" Corduroy Everywear Shorts by Madewell

One of the best style hacks you can ever learn is that texture is seriously important.

Outfit feeling a bit dull? Nine times out of ten it’s because things are too flat. A great way to add more visual interest is by incorporating texture through fabric. In the case of these shorts by Madewell, that would be corduroy.

Though typically a fabric most associated with autumn, winter, and the mild days of spring, these work for summer just as well in short form. With a perfect 5 ½-inch inseam and a comfortable elastic waistband, these shorts are a great addition to any casual ensemble.

They come in some brilliant colors, too, such as Warm Coffee and Dusty Laurel. The best part? They’re less than $70.

The Best Sweat Shorts: Austin International Sweat Short by Saturdays New York City

Austin International Sweat Short by Saturdays New York City

If it’s maximum comfort you crave, look no further than the Austin International Sweat Shorts by Saturdays New York City. They come in a heathered gray as well as black, and they’ve got a solid 6-inch inseam to keep your legs free during the summer heat.

That doesn’t mean these are flimsy, though. They’re constructed from a heavyweight 14oz loopback terry that gives them a great bit of shaping – something you often don’t expect from a pair of sweat shorts. And yet, somehow, they get softer with each and every wash/wear. For less than $100, these are an excellent option you won’t regret.

The Best Military-Inspired Shorts: 5” Officer Short by Todd Snyder

5” Officer Short by Todd Snyder

Remember what we said about lending your outfits a bit of interest through texture? Well, another method is through shape and drape, both of which can be achieved through a couple of well-crafted pleats.

Pleated shorts have had somewhat of a comeback in the men’s fashion landscape, and we’re fully onboard. Todd Snyder’s 5” Officer Shorts are a great way to try out the look.

Inspired by old military shorts and crafted from 100% cotton, these shorts are tastefully short with a 5-inch inseam and feature double pleats, as well as a coin pocket. They’re a bit pricier at $148, but for Todd Snyder quality, they’re well worth the price of admission.

The Best Linen Shorts: 7.5 Pleated Linen Short by J.Crew

7.5 Pleated Linen Short by J.Crew

When it’s absolutely scorching out there, sometimes regular shorts simply won’t do. In that case, it’s time to go full throttle and break out the linen. J.Crew appeared already on this list, but they just have too many great options to offer, like their 7.5” Pleated Linen Short.

Despite their longer length, the extra shaping provided by the single pair of pleats makes these a timeless pair with a bit of extra dimension. Not to mention that flapped coin pocket, which makes for a nice additional touch. They’ll run you just under $90, but when it’s really toasty outside, you’ll be thankful you picked these up.

The Best Loose Denim Shorts: Men’s 5 Star Carpenter Short In Mid Indigo by Wrangler

Men’s 5 Star Carpenter Short In Mid Indigo by Wrangler

Yep, jorts are back. If you’ve paid any attention to fashion spaces online, you might have noticed an uptick in denim short wearers over the past couple of years. But thankfully, today’s denim shorts are a lot cooler than the ones you wore in middle school. And with the right styling? They can look downright killer.

Currently, like many other fashion-forward shorts, jorts tend to be among one of two camps. One is loose and long. The other is a more traditional length and slimmer. Both are valid. But if you’re intrigued by the looser silhouette, Wrangler’s 5 Stat Carpenter Shorts have both you and nearly your knees covered.

These shorts have a 10-inch inseam, which while not for the faint of heart, is certain to make a statement. They’ve got a great early-2000s energy about them, and the more rugged details like the carpenter pant pockets really seal the deal. Not wholly convinced? They’re only $20. You can’t beat that.

The Best Retro-Inspired Denim Shorts: 501 ‘93 Cut Off 7” Men’s Shorts by Levi’s

Guy Wearing Retro-Inspired Denim Shorts wiht untucked casula shirt

Now for the other camp. Levi’s is the undisputed king of jeans. So naturally, their denim shorts are a total vibe, too. Their 501 93” Cut Off 7” Shorts have a great retro flair, with distressing along the hem and several tasteful washes.

Not to worry, because they can still be styled with ease, and their laid-back nature keeps things looking and feeling highly casual.

They cost just under $70, but Levi’s denim is damn near always worth it.

The Best All-Use Shorts: Men’s Baggies Shorts 5” by Patagonia

Men’s Baggies Shorts with flip flops

Patagonia Baggies have reigned supreme for quite some time. They debuted these shorts in 1982 and never looked back. They didn’t have to. These shorts have naturally stood the test of time and work with just about anything.

While they do project a somewhat more athletic look at first glance, you’d be surprised at how versatile they can be. Paired them with a plain white tee. Then a cotton crew neck sweater. Try them with a rugby polo. They just work.

Not only that, but they’re intended for water use as well. In a pinch, they make for a solid pair of swim trunks. Get them wet, and don’t sweat. For only $65, there’s no reason these should be as versatile as they are.

Our Absolute Favorite Shorts: Herringbone Twill Larsen Short by Buck Mason

Herringbone Twill Larsen Short by Buck Mason

A middle-ground 6-inch inseam. Two perfectly pleasing pleats. Herringbone weave texture. These might be the perfect shorts! Buck Mason always releases excellent products, but these might be some of the very best shorts you can buy for summer 2024.

They’re made from a 9.4 oz washed cotton twill fabric, and have just the right amount of extra shape and volume due to the single pleated front. They sit higher on the waist due to classic high rise, better breaking up the proportions between your legs and your chest. With a flapped coin pocket and two neutral colors, these shorts work a wide variety of occasions and an even wider number of ensembles.

For $128, we don’t think there’s a more perfect pair of shorts out there.

The Wrap-Up

Maybe Carmine is right. Maybe a don shouldn’t wear shorts. But chances are, you’re not a don. You’re a regular guy looking to upscale his style. And regular guys wear shorts. Because shorts, when executed well, can look pretty damn great!

Hopefully, this carefully curated list of the best shorts a man can buy has been helpful. Keep an eye out for future recommendations, and keep cool this summer!

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The Best Men’s Linen Pants Keep You Looking Cool and Feeling Cooler

relaxed fit beige linen pants black t shirt black leather belt loafers

Things are getting toasty out there, fellas. It’s just about time to switch over to your summer wardrobe. On the absolute hottest of days, you may be inclined to reach for your favorite pair of shorts.

And hey, we’re not knocking that decision. But on days that you still want to feel a bit more dressed up without sacrificing comfort and breathability, consider picking up a pair of linen pants this season.

For the less initiated, linen is a fabric made from fibers derived from flax plants. Not only is it natural, but it is highly breathable, featuring a looser weave than knotty wools and twill cottons.

This makes linen an ideal material for summertime clothing, especially pants. Their relaxed nature and subtle texture can elevate just about any summer outfit, whether you’re running morning errands or grabbing dinner outdoors. And the best linen pants absolutely double down on the cool factor.

man wearing relaxed-fit beige linen pants with a black t-shirt, black leather belt, and black loafers

At Real Men Real Style, we want you to look your best and feel your best this summer. So without further ado, here are our top recommendations for the best men’s linen pants in 2024, covering a variety of budgets and micro-styles. Read on!

The Budget Pick: Linen Blend Relaxed Pants by Uniqlo

Linen Blend Relaxed Pants by Uniqlo

The Japan-based mega-retailer of clothing basics doesn’t miss. Their Linen Blend Relaxed Pants are an excellent choice, and snagging a pair won’t hurt your wallet too much, either. While not a fully linen composition, a linen-cotton blend ensures a bit less wrinkling than you’d typically expect from fully linen pants – and it keeps things breathable, too.

With a classic silhouette, these are incredibly easy to style as well. Not sure how? Here’s a hint. Try ‘em with just about anything. Appropriate for the office, country club, cruise ship deck, and anywhere in between, there’s a heck of a lot of versatility available to you here.

With five colors and extensive unisex sizing options, you can’t get much better than these for under the $50.00 mark.

The Laid-Back Pick: Linen Drawstring Pants by Madewell

Linen Drawstring Pants by Madewell

If the last option had a bit too much cotton in the mix for your taste, the Linen Drawstring Pants by Madewell might be more your thing. Made from 100%, you guessed it, linen, these casual bottoms offer a solid value for the money, and significantly more laid-back aesthetic.

Available in a unique sage green, don’t let their casual nature fool you – you can style these a ton of ways. Wear them with your favorite band tee. Wear them with loafers of Adidas Sambas. Try them out with a camp collar shirt.

You’ve got options, and the relaxed, generous fit provided by the drawstring waistband means you don’t need to bother worrying about a belt. For under $90.00, these are a damn near steal.

The Contemporary Pick: Classic-fit Linen Trouser by J.Crew

Classic-fit Linen Trouser by J.Crew

If J.Crew didn’t make this list, then something would be seriously wrong. As the parent brand to Madewell, J.Crew is known to offer serious style with a preppy twist – and their linen offerings are no exception to this rule. Their Classic-Fit Linen Trousers are 100% linen and come in four flexible colors.

Not only that, but their timeless fit makes these work exceptionally well for almost any occasion. Dressed up or down, they’ll make an impact. And for a price tag of $118.00, they feature some great extra features like button-flapped rear pockets. We can’t recommend these enough for all your summer sartorial needs.

The Detail-Centric Pick: Standard Pleated Pant in Flax Linen by Alex Mill

Standard Pleated Pant in Flax Linen by Alex Mill

Launched in 2012, Alex Mill has made a profound impact on the men’s fashion landscape in only a relatively brief period of time. Well-regarded for their solid fabrics and budget-friendly casual tailoring options, they should definitely be on your radar – and so should their Standard Pleated Pants in Linen.

There’s hardly a better way to add easy visual depth to an outfit than a couple of pleats, and these pants understand that to great effect. With a slightly cropped hem and higher rise, the fit on these is exceptionally well-crafted.

There’s extras to go around too, most notably a tastefully-flapped coin pocket and cuffed legs. Available for $175.00, these offer a pretty good value if you’re ready for the next step above traditional budget options.

Oh, and did we mention they’re 100% linen, too?

The Clean Pick: Linen Hopsack Carry-On Pant by Buck Mason

Linen Hopsack Carry-On Pant by Buck Mason

The go-to brand for American classics and workwear-inspired pieces at a reasonable price-per-quality, Buck Mason is particularly good at turning great fabrics into even better clothes. Look no further than their Linen Hopsack Carry-On Pants for proof.

Inspired by the look of vintage military chinos, these pants have a particular airy weave that keeps things extra breathable. With a classic fit, natural color, and details like a coin pocket, these pants are competitively priced at $178.00 and can be paired with Buck Mason’s matching Linen-Hopsack Carry-On Jacket for a casual suit that may as well be the official uniform of taking it easy – in style.

The Five-Pocket Pick: Relaxed Fit 5-Pocket Cotton Linen Pant by Todd Snyder

Relaxed Fit 5-Pocket Cotton Linen Pant by Todd Snyder

Looking for a pair of linen pants that definitely air on the casual side of casual? Five-pocket pants are much like jeans – but aren’t necessarily made from denim. In the case of this offering from Todd Snyder, they can come in linen, too!

Todd Snyder is much beloved for their updated takes on classic style centerpieces, and these pants prove they’re still on the money. Available in three colors, you can forget resorting to jeans anytime you want a five-pocket configuration.

With a 73% cotton and 27% linen composition, you can expect these to be sturdier than other more linen-forward pants. But don’t be misled – they’ll still keep you feeling cool and looking fresh.

The Customizable Pick: Classic Wide-leg Trouser by Scott Fraser Collection

Classic Wide-leg Trouser by Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser Collection has become renowned for their exceptional fits, fabrics, and plethora of options available. The England-based brand offers some brilliant tailoring, and their Classic Wide Leg Trousers exemplify the quality you can expect.

Technically, these pants are offered in dozens of options, including cottons and wools. But they’re also available in multiple linen fabrics, ranging in color and weave. There’s guaranteed to be an option that calls out to you.

But that’s not where the customization stops. You can choose to add/remove belt loops, side tabs, cuffed legs, and more, and can expect a highly-flattering traditional fit that is full through the leg and the seat, thanks to a couple of generous pleats. All of this – available to you for around $310.00 USD (converted from GBP).

The Enthusiast Pick: Tobacco Cotton Linen Games Trousers by Drake’s

Tobacco Cotton Linen Games Trousers by Drake’s

If you’re a menswear-head like us, you’re surely familiar with Drake’s. If not, then let it be told – they’ve got some serious game. While certainly pricey, the quality and pure style found in the garments of this British-based menswear powerhouse are nearly unparalleled.

Drake’s understands pants. Like, really well. Their Cotto Linen Games Trousers? Truly exceptional. A high-quality blend of linen and cotton means that these pants will hold their shape better and be less prone to excessive wrinkling, but still maintain a breathable composition suitable for summer weather.

While easily styled up, the construction is relatively relaxed and works just as well casually, with a pinched waist and fuller fit in the leg. Adorned with a pair of single forward-facing pleats, they come in a variety of colors. You can’t go wrong with any of them, but we’re especially fond of the Tobacco color – they’re incredibly versatile.

Like we said, these ones aren’t exactly cheap, coming in at $500.00, but you’ll struggle to find a pair this good anywhere else. Menswear enthusiasts love Drake’s for a lot of reasons. These pants are one of them.

The Wrap-Up

At Real Men Real Style, we want you to look your best and feel confident. Which is why we want to let you know about the best products and best practices. If you haven’t previously given linen pants a shot, let this be your sign to upgrade your style game this summer.

Like we said, shorts can be cool. But linen pants indicate a level of understanding when it comes to the intersection of fabrics and functionality. They tell the world that you don’t have to resort to shorts the moment it gets a bit warm outside. You’re prepared. You’ve got the perfect pair of pants for the job. Any of the above will most certainly help you keep your cool.

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