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A Guide to men’s summer shorts

Summer can sometimes be hard to dress for, even with smart casual outfits in mind, so here is our quick guide to men’s summer shorts. How to wear them, styles and rules.

You should at least have a couple of pairs of shorts in your wardrobe to start with, preferably a pair of navy and a light shade such as cream or beige. These are your summer staples, easy to pair, easy to wear.

The all-round short

The classic basic style of short for the modern man has to be draw-cord /elasticated waist with a zip fly, regular rise with a mid-thigh length, these are your everyday summer staples shorts.

In a variety of colours you will always find something that fits your taste.

This style can be worn on holiday, in the UK, on the beach, to the pub, the outfits are endless.

There are just a must-have, please make sure you own at least a navy pair!

Linen for the heat

Perfect for warm holidays or heatwaves in the UK, linen shorts are a must. Light, airy and breathable, making sure you are as comfortable as you can be in the heat.

There is also always the option of a cotton linen blend which makes them a little bit more formal. These are great in pastel summer colours, pinks and blues which are once again easy to pair. For example, polo shirt and boat shoes for a holiday look, a button-down oxford shirt and trainers for the pub or park in the UK.

There is also a huge range of colours that are available depending on your style.

The seersucker

There has been a huge collaboration and mix in design between street style and prep style, and seersucker fabric is a great example of this.

Usually used for blazers and suits seersucker is being branched out into shorts, Tees and even ladies’ wear.

Light and breathable due to the cotton fabric, seersucker shorts are a great way of adding a little bit of colour into a classic summer outfit. For example, lime green and white or lilac and white seersucker fabric feels summery and interesting.

The only thing you have to remember with shorts is that for work they are only okay in extreme heat in the UK, generally save them for the weekends and holidays.

Let us know what your shorts situation is in your wardrobe.

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