I know I'll get a from others here but... American Eagle makes good, comfy shorts (of the non-cargo variety) for a decent price. They are also usually free of any obnoxious branding. That being said, I'll be following this topic with interest and I'm in the market for some new shorts. Word. I had a couple pairs before I joined this stupid forum that changed my mind about everything but I still wear these when it's summertime. I also have some Gap shorts which are nice. But all I wear now is denimz.