So maybe short-shorts aren't your...um...bag...but that doesn't mean you have to give in to loose cargos or unseemly cutoffs.
Summer's other option? The trouser short.
From Louis Vuitton:
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Knee-length, slim & tailored, they flatter pretty much everyone. I wouldn't style them as above, though. They look best dressed down: a tee, some sneakers, you're set.
Below are two options from local designers. You can also create your own by cropping a pair of suit pants. Just make sure to hem them! Ragged bottoms are awful.

Seersucker from Adam Arnold:
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Plaid suiting from A Broken Spoke:
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Model: Weston Pratt