Shorts can be comfortable without a drawstring or baggy cargo pockets.
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This column usually focuses on women’s style, but this Father’s Day weekend we’re turning our eyes toward men’s fashion. And not high-end fashion, just comfy and smart alternatives to the cargo shorts and golf shirts that are all too popular.
Whether you’re a dude looking to up your game, or you’re wanting to get some menswear ideas for the guy in your life, look no further.
In an incredibly unscientific survey, this reporter discovered that men avoid trying new styles because of the perceived expense and the idea that they’ll be uncomfortable out of sweatpants and in a more tailored look.
The men’s summerwear at Old Navy is an answer to those issues: These clothes are soft, comfy and stylish without being flashy (or expensive).
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Fourth of July is fast approaching, and the temptation toward an America-inspired outfit can be strong. Stick to a subtler take on the Americana look. These two tees, one with a red, white and blue wave embroidery ($19.94) and the other with a tiny American flag pattern ($14.94), show off your patriotic side in a stylish way.
Both would look excellent paired with a pair of flat-front khaki shorts ($22.94) or with this seersucker-look pair ($29.94).
It’s definitely true that men’s fashion has less variety than women’s, but that means that there are also fewer “rules.” Rules are meant to be broken: Men can wear pink, floral patterns and even rompers, if you follow the latest trends.
But there is one unbreakable rule: no cargo pockets, please.