So this is the year you're deciding to step out of the b-ball shorts and into some nice cotton varities with belt loops? Good choice, friend. As comfy as basketball shorts are, I bet you can pull a better look from the latter. Put the athletic shorts away and reserve those for sleeping, home lounging, and playing sports. If you're completely new, just try J.Crew for some shorts. They'll suit your purposes fine I'm sure. I'm partial to the red chambrays they're selling. The material is sub-par but it looks okay. Coupled with a white t shirt and a nice pair of sneakers I think that's pretty cool. Also look at the forum affiliates (links to the webshops above the SW&D forum) and watch for incoming spring and summer arrivals. I wasn't being entirely serious - I don't actually wear basketball shorts out. I don't own any shorts though so I normally just wear jeans. I live in Colorado so it's never incredibly hot, but a pair of shorts would be nice. Thanks for the tip.