Old School Spants: Comfy Long Shorts for Summer

Too short to be called pants, but too long to be called shorts. What are they? They are spants! Or at least that’s what Urban Dictionary calls them. I bet there are a dozen terminologies used for this fashion staple. I, for one, like to call them long shorts.

You know how annoying wearing short shorts can be. Sometimes, they ride up and bunch up between your thighs, and you have to awkwardly walk just to position them correctly. So, as much as I love short shorts, they just do nothing to maximize comfort on some days.

This is where long shorts come into the picture. They are definitely more comfortable to wear. Plus, you don’t have to confine the lower part of your legs. They also have an old school charm that perfectly fits easy dressing!

So, if you are a fan of spants as much as I am, check out our finds as follows:

1. A.L.C. Yorke Spants, $716.80 at Shopbop

Caviar beading and geometric embroidery lend decadence to a pair of lightweight, 4-pocket spants.

Caviar beading and geometric embroidery lend decadence to a pair of lightweight, 4-pocket spants

2. Rag & Bone Dakar Leather Shorts, $796 at Shopbop

Rag & Bone puts a bold twist on shorts, cutting this oversized pair from soft leather and finishing the silhouette with structured knife pleats at the front.

Rag & Bone puts a bold twist on shorts, cutting this oversized pair from soft leather and finishing the silhouette with structured knife pleats at the front

3. Alice + Olivia 5-Pocket Long Shorts, $198 at Shopbop

Slim stripes pattern a pair of long and lean 5-pocket shorts from Alice + Olivia featuring a wide, contrast waistband that offers a smooth and flattering fit.

Slim stripes pattern a pair of long and lean 5-pocket shorts featuring a wide, contrast waistband that offers a smooth and flattering fit

4. Alexander Wang Leather Band Bermuda Shorts, $556.50 at Shopbop

A soft leather band trims the waist of these high-waisted shorts from Alexander Wang.

A soft leather band trims the waist of these high-waisted shorts

5. Halston Heritage Leather Spants, $345 at Shopbop

A pair of leather spants with a pure retro appeal, cut with a long rise and extended inseam for a modern take on an old-school profile.

A pair of leather spants with a pure retro appeal, cut with a long rise and extended inseam for a modern take on an old-school profile

6. Tibi Tatersol Pleated Shorts, $265 at Shopbop

Deep pleats lend soft volume to a pair of crisp plaid shorts.

Deep pleats lend soft volume to a pair of crisp plaid shorts

7. Vince Buckle Bermuda Shorts, $195 at Shopbop

A classic pair of 4-pocket military shorts in comfortable stretch twill styled with buckles at the waist for a modern touch.

A classic pair of 4-pocket military shorts in comfortable stretch twill styled with buckles at the waist for a modern touch

Go old school with these pants. Wear them with a simple shirt, and drape pullover sleeves over your shoulders. Pair them with oxfords or tennis shoes, and you are great to go!

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