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Cotton Short - Men's
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Item # RFA004D

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Item # RFA004D

Keep it casual.

Leave the Lycra at home when everyday errands, jaunts to the local café, and crosstown commutes to the office beckon. Instead, slip yourself into the soft, stretchy comfort of the Men's Cotton Short by Rapha. This pair of casual shorts is ideal for pedaling around town and daily wear in warmer summer months, thanks to its breathable cotton fabric with a touch of stretch for unencumbered mobility, both on and off your commuter bike. The clean aesthetic seamlessly blends into the urban landscape without looking like you're ready to toe the line of a road race.

  • Casual shorts for commuting and everyday wear in summer
  • Soft, breathable cotton with a touch of added stretch
  • Clean aesthetic seamlessly blends into urban environments
  • Two rear pockets add functional storage for daily use
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
97% cotton, 3% elastane
Recommended Use
casual, commuting



32.5 - 34.5in

(83 - 88cm)

35 - 37in

(88 - 94cm)

37.5 - 39.5in

(94 - 100cm)

40 - 41.5in

(100 - 106cm)

42 - 43.5in

(106 - 111cm)

44 - 46in

(111 - 117cm)


26.5 - 28.5in

(67 - 72cm)

28.5 - 30.5in

(72 - 78cm)

31 - 33in

(78 - 84cm)

33.5 - 35.5in

(84 - 90cm)

36 - 37.5in

(90 - 96cm)

38 - 40in

(96 - 101cm)


33 - 35in

(84 - 89cm)

35.5 - 37.5in

(89 - 95cm)

38 - 39.5in

(95 - 101cm)

41.5 - 42in

(101 - 107cm)

42.5 - 44in

(107 - 112cm)

44.5 - 46.5in

(112 - 118cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Using a tape measure, take the total measurement around ​the fullest part of ​your chest,​ holding the tape horizontally​.
Run the tape around the ​narrowest part of your ​waist holding the tape horizontally​.
Stand with your feet together and measure around the fullest point of the hip, keeping the tape measure horizontal​.​​

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The lone review for these shorts seems to say they run nearly a full a size larger than marked. So, if I normally wear a 33-34" waist, should I order the 32's?

Hey Larry! It's hard to say which size would be best suited for you without having your measurements. Each company varies to some degree with their size charts. If you would like to place an order and are unsure about sizing, we have a pretty awesome return/exchange policy.

sizes fit large

  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 30

Love these shorts but they just don't fit. Rapha is using vanity sizing. I fit into a true 30 perfectly but these are at least 1.5 inches to wide at the waist. But the quality of these shorts is really nice.