These Shorts from Target are a No-brainer

Great, dressier summer style at an attractive price.

There's a venn diagram for shorts. Shorts are either budget-friendly, or, they have more refined details that allow them to be worn in elevated or more dressed up outfits. But these shorts from Target's Goodfellow & Co. houseline land right in a very narrow sliver in the middle of the diagram, being light on the wallet and more sophisticated than your go-to weekend chino shorts.

goodfellow and co linen lindon shorts
Linden linen blend short available in 7 inch and 9 inch lengths

Made of a 55% linen, 45% cotton blend, the textured fabric with the subtle crosshatch provides the simple and essential flat front short a dose of something extra that will punch up the dressiness of the other items paired with it.

And for any guy who lives in a consistently hot area in summer, figuring out how to create outfit styles that can accommodate smart casual, work-appropriate, or even dressy looks with shorts is an essential, though often impossible-feeling task.

These shorts will add gusto just as easily with a solid t-shirt as they will with a white linen shirt, oxford button up or knit polo. You have your choice of two inseam lengths, depending on your leg length and short coverage preferences. Read more about some easy to understand guidance on how long your shorts should be.

tags on target flat-front shorts in different sizes

7″ Linden Flat Front Short in Gray

9″ Linden Flat Front Short in Gray

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