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HOW TO WEAR SHORTS

04.05.17

A sense of simplicity and laid-back sophistication are key to wearing this season’s men’s shorts well

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Unless you’re heading to the beach, if you’re wearing shorts you’re leaving yourself open to scrutiny. There’s much debate about not only how to wear shorts but also when to wear shorts. It’s generally agreed that for most offices they’re firmly in faux pas territory, but when you’re heading to a barbecue, garden party or simply the park, making an error in judgement is all too easy. Get wearing shorts wrong and people will be surprisingly forthcoming in highlighting your shortcomings.

It is an unspoken assumption that for everything shorts offer in casualness and comfort, they lose in sharpness and stylishness. Unless that is you know how to make the best of them. Here are our tips for guaranteeing that you always look sharp in shorts.

MASTERFUL MONOCHROME

Shorts work best when approached with simplicity. So, team a navy pair with a white towelling shirt and slip into black loafers for masterful monochromatic style.

BLACK OUT

Buck tradition and don’t count black out of your summer wardrobe. A black linen shirt will ensure that you keep cool and will instantly make black shorts look their sharpest.

DAYS IN DUSK

Looking to liven up a summer look with colour? Avoid bold hues and instead opt for dusky shades which offer a more sophisticated alternative.

RIVIERA REVIVAL

Breton stripes are the epitome of Riviera inflected style. Bring up to date with sand chino shorts and grab a straw hat for classic cool.

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