Welcome to our article on how to hang shorts. 

If you want to put away a pair of gym shorts or athletic shorts, you can skip reading this and learn how to fold shorts. These types of shorts are made with fabric that is made not to wrinkle, so folding them and placing them in your drawer is just fine.

For hanging shorts, you will want to hang more lifestyle and dress-up styles. Shorts made from chino, khaki, denim and more will be left with wrinkles if stored by folding or lying in the corner of your room.

Table of Contents

  • Fastest way to hang shorts: Simple hanger fold
  • Best way to hang shorts: Savile Row fold

How To Hang Shorts

Total Time: 5 min

Cost: $0

1. Lay the shorts flat before hanging

Lay the shorts down flat with the front facing up for the simple hanger fold.  Do this on your bed, floor, kitchen table or realistically, anywhere semi-flat that is not dirty.

this is a photo of shorts laid flat

2. Fold the shorts in half

Fold the shorts in half from side to side (horizontally.) Do this so the crotch gets folded in on itself, and the back side is showing.

this is a photo of shorts folded in half before hung

3. Place hanger down over the shorts

Lay the hanger on the middle of the shorts thigh with the hook facing up towards the shorts’ waist.

this is a photo of a hanger placed down over shorts to hang them

4. Put shorts waist through hanger

Pull the waist of the shorts through the hanger and pull it down so that the waist meets the leg openings on the shorts.

this is a photo of shorts waist through a hanger

5. Let shorts rest in middle of the hanger

Let the shorts rest on the bottom of the coat hanger. Then pick up the shorts and hang up.

this is a photo of shorts resting in the middle of a hanger

How To Hang Shorts With Clips

Total Time: 5 min

Cost: $0

1. Put the shorts down flat with front facing up to clip

Put the shorts down flat with the front facing up. If you have very wide shorts, fold them in half from side to side (horizontally), and these will be your starting position for this first step.

this is a photo of shorts down flat with the front facing up to clip on hanger

2. Place the clipped hanger over the waist of the shorts

Place your hanger over the waist of the shorts, then adjust the clamps so that they grab the shorts at the same point on both sides. Have the clamps placed farthest apart as possible while still being able to clasp the shorts’ fabric.

this is a photo of shorts laid down with clipped hanger over them

3. Fasten the clips over the shorts waist

Fasten the clamps on both layers of the shorts’ waist. Make sure that there is no fabric hanging loose between the two clamps, as this can leave a crease in the shorts.

this is a photo of hanger clips fastened on shorts waist

How To Hang Shorts With Savile Row Fold

Total Time: 5 min

Cost: $0

this is a photo of savile row fold on shorts

1. Lay the shorts flat while folded horizontally

Lay the shorts flat while folded horizontally with the hanger nearby.

this is a photo of short flat to get savile row fold

2. Fold the shorts top leg up over the waist

Fold the top leg up over the waist, so the crotch is exposed. Place the coat hanger in the middle of the lower short leg with the hook facing up towards the opening of the lower leg.

this is a photo of the shorts folded up
this is a photo of a hanger being placed on shorts for savile row fold

3. Pull the lower short leg through the coat hanger

Flip the hanger end and pull the lower leg through the coat hanger from underneath. Pull it up so that the leg opening touches the seam at the crotch.

this is a photo of the lower short leg pulling through the hanger

4. Pull the top shorts leg back down over hanger

Pull the top leg back down over the bottom leg and through the coat hanger. Slightly lift the coat hanger so that the top leg’s fabric can be pulled down and rest underneath the bottom leg.

this is a photo of the complete savile row fold on shorts

Bringing your shorts care full circle, let these informative guides help you make your shorts the most comfortable, best-fitting, cleanest pair of shorts you can own.

While putting away your clean laundry, ensure you hang the rest of your clothes properly.

FAQ

There are multiple ways to hang shorts, the most straightforward way being the standard hanging them on a coat hanger.

To hang shorts with clips, you need to make sure the shorts are flat to start, clamp the clips over the shorts’ waistband and hang them.

The best way to fold your shorts neatly is using the Savile Row fold.