I live on the west coast and work from home these days. I wanted a comfortable pair of shorts that wasn’t exactly sweats or too athletic. Despite their length, it can get hot and stuffy in all-cotton shorts. All-polyester athletic shorts can have breathability and sweat issues too when staying seated most of the day. Both may have loose fits good for either sleeping or exercising but not ideal for staying seated or running quick errands intermittently. I also value, if not dressing professionally, at least in day-clothes so I get myself in a working mindset instead of wearing the same thing all day. Anyway, these shorts are light, fairly resistant to stain/spill, look good enough to wear outside, have a nice slim cut for my thicker thighs and perfect length, cool and very comfortable. They’re worth the price for me and I may get another in a different color some day.