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Three Great Shorts Under $30

Short in length, long on value.


Summer will soon be on the wane, and the mid-July proliferation of sales means it’s high time to score a deal on shorts. Heck, if you can find a pair under $30, you might as well pick up every color in a style. To help you with your search, here are three pairs under $30 guaranteed to be worn more than once.

J. Crew Factory 7-Inch Broken-In Reade Short

Here’s a little secret: J.Crew Factory is a great place to score insane deals. It’s their outlet store, but the quality is nearly as good as their main line (and the prices are a whole lot better). There are tens of shorts for under $30 available on its website, but the Reade short comes in all the classic colors and features a flattering fit that hits above the knee.

Buy Now: $26

Lands’ End Camp Shorts

For stylish basics, Lands’ End has become a surprisingly solid source the last several years. These cargo Camp Shorts are as far as possible from their dowdy mail-order basics of yore, and the slim front pocket and corduroy construction are quite handsome. Though they’re called camp shorts, they’ll look just as good worn around the city as they will roughing it.

Buy Now: $28

Levi’s Straight Chino Short

Levi’s Straight Chino Short is as no-frills as it gets. The straight fit has a slight taper and hits above the knee. The classic chino material pairs well with t-shirts, polos and oxfords, and if you’re intrepid, you could even try it with a lightweight blazer. Is it the most exciting short in the world? No, but it’s well made and versatile. Sometimes it doesn’t get any better than that.

Buy Now: $30

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