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Alternative Adidas Shorts for Men Top Local Brands Shorts Australia

by Editorial Staff 26 Oct 2022

Author: Zenda Nel

Adidas Alternatives Shorts For Men

Shorts are casual garments and a staple for men in the hot Australian climate. With Australians' love of the beach, every Aussie man has a need for some casual and stylish shorts. They are essential garments for summer when you want to be comfortable in the heat.

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Top Local Brands Shorts Australia For Men

Are you aware of the many kinds of shorts available for men? Let's list them.

  • Running Shorts 
  • Swimming Shorts 
  • Denim Shorts 
  • Flat-front Shorts 
  • Pleated Shorts 
  • Cycling Shorts 
  • Board Shorts 
  • Cargo Shorts 
  • Madras Shorts
  • Bermuda Shorts 

Adidas Shorts have been a staple for athletes for years, and they remain a great budget option for serious runners. However, you don't need them. You can buy all the shorts you need on Local Threads Au, the leading ethical & sustainable clothing in Australia. With over 150 ethical clothing brands and 6,000 products to choose from, you are bound to find a pair (or two) of shorts on Local Threads that you will love to wear.

Let's have a closer look at some of the brands on offer.

Kenny Parker

Kenny Parker is an independent Australian fashion label founded by Trent Hogan in Melbourne. His clothes are not the loud beach type. The label produces basics like shorts and luxury streetwear. The clothes are high-quality and gender-neutral. 

In line with the other sustainable brands sold on Local Threads, Kenny Parker focuses on quality clothes that last. The look is minimalistic and the palette is monochromatic, which adds to the timeless style of the brand.

The brand's slogan is: Designed for him – Worn by Her.


Rusty is another sustainable Australian men's brand curated by Local Threads. Based in Perth, Western Australia, Rusty is a global provider of high-performance surfboards and apparel for surf enthusiasts, and men who need stylish shorts.

These flat-front shorts are made from Rusty Cotton Stretch Twill and come with canvas-reinforced pocket bags and detailing - triple needle seams. 


Under Taking Work Short by Rusty

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Mayfair Collection

Denim shorts are a perennial favorite with many men. Not to be confused with cutoff Levi’s 501s, denim short for men look great if they are the right length. Like all other shorts for men, they should not be too short. 

Mayfair Collection is one of the ethical sustainable brands for men curated by Local Threads. Denim shorts for men should be a slim cut and taper down to the knees, but never longer be longer than the knees. This is exactly what the Mayfair Collection denims look like.

So, if you are into men's fashion, head to Mayfair Collection and buy yourself a pair.

Jimmy Stuart

Jimmy Stuart garments can be identified by bold, eye-catching and unique designs. Jimmy Stuart is responsible for an extensive clothing range, which includes shorts, swim shorts and board shorts. 

This Australian fashion brand is a national label with international appeal. The fabrics are hand-picked for uniqueness, so if you wear a pair of shorts by Jimmy Stuart, you better not be shy, because you will stand out from the crowd. 

You can find shorts for men by Jimmy Stuart clothing on the Local Threads platform.


For top quality lounge shorts you can't do better than a pair from ORTC. They are made from 100% cotton french terry and come with an elastic waistband with drawstring for utmost comfort. The design is flattering and the shorts are extremely well-made. You won't look like a slouge when you lounge around in these.

Don't forget to check out their linen shorts as well. Linen is stylish and cool for summer. 


When you buy men's shorts online, check out Aylesbury. The Australian fashion brand aims for a look halfway between luxury and informal. The Adelaide based brand produces a range of signature shorts for men.

The Piping Shorts, designed to go with the Piping Tee, sits fashionably above the knee and has double white piping down the side of the leg. The fabric is a cotton, polyester and Spandex blend.

Drew's Clothing

There is nothing that Aussies love more than the beach and Drew's Clothing knows that. The brand has the widest fun shorts and swimwear designed for the carefree Australian man who loves to spend relaxing time on the beach. 

The names on the labels say it all: Sunset, Tropicana, Ocean, and Sun Drops. 

Flamazing by Drew


The best shorts for men who want to look stylish are a pair from Rode. This Australian men's fashion brand is handmade 

Rode is an up-and-coming Australian brand! Their handmade pieces made from cotton canvas fabric are made to last and come in neutral colors that spell masculine. You can't go wrong with a pair of pants or shorts from this up and coming Australian fashion brand.

Sorella Organics

Sorella Organics is an independent sustainable Australian clothing label. Sorella Organics produces sleepwear and loungewear for men and women. The brand is serious about sustainability, sourcing only the softest certified organic and fair trade cotton. The ethical fashion brand promises to be kind to the environment, and the farmers growing the cotton. 

Check out the owens shorts in feather grey. It looks stylish yet comfortable and is made from lightweight organic cotton that has a slight stretch. It has an elasticized waist with a drawstring tie for comfort.


When you decide to buy men's shorts online, you don't want a fast fashion item that will fall apart after one season. Especially if you find a pair that you fall in love with. You want it to last many years.

For shorts made from a fabric that will last, look no further than a pair of linen shorts from Destii. This sustainable Australian men's fashion label is in the business of making clothes that can stand the test of time.

Destii uses premium materials and classic, timeless designs. The brand chooses to work with linen, which is the strongest natural fiber that we have, longer lasting than cotton. While a garment made from cotton can last a few seasons, one made from linen can last a lifetime.

Also READ: Men's Swimwear Shorts Clothing & Accessories Australia

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