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What Are The Best Men’s Lounge Shorts?

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Over the past few months, most people, including all of us here at the Strategist, have become heavily invested in the world of all things lounge. As such, we have carefully located everything from the very best sweatpants, to the comfiest (yet still stylish) elastic-waisted shorts for women, to the flowiest, nicest-looking dresses to wear around the house. Below is our latest installment in this series: the best lounge shorts for men, according to guys with particularly excellent style. It includes some classic Baggies, a cozy tie-dye pair that comes with a matching top, and the ones Strategist columnist Chris Black says effectively “let the quads breathe.”

It’s no secret that we’re fans of Patagonia Baggies here at the Strategist — as the Cut recently pointed out, we’ve written about them many, many times — and so we weren’t too surprised to hear from our stylish panel of men that Baggies make an ideal pair of lounge shorts. Nick Sugihara, founder of clothing line ijji, told us that while he’s never been a huge shorts person, when it gets hot, it’s time to get out the Baggies. “They’re the perfect length, very lightweight, and have great pockets to shove my wallet into if I have to run out for a few minutes,” says Sugihara. The shorts are also a favorite of Strategist columnist Chris Black — “They come in wild colors and prints, but I prefer mine in black,” he says — and senior editor Anthony Rotunno, who says he does not own a ton of lounge-specific wear, except his three pairs of Baggies. “On weekends, they’re usually what I pull on for the hours between being asleep and ‘getting dressed’ — which, with warmer weather returning, now just means putting a fresh shirt on top of the Baggies and calling it a day,” says Rotunno.