I'm a woman, and I purchased some for myself. I live in an area where the summer temperatures regularly go in to triple digits (Fahrenheit). Being a lightweight cotton, these shorts make great at home/pajama shorts. The flap can be sealed by sewing it shut, or using a fusible bonding web with an iron (I used some bonding web). I buy a size larger than what the size chart indicates would fit me. So I get a loose, comfortable fit. I wouldn't wear these to go out of the house (grocery shopping, movies, etc.), but they are great for at home lounging during hot weather. The only downside is not being able to select the patterns.