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Short Summer Style

18th June 2014 | Posted in Mens by Ryan Gray

Summer- shorts, sunglasses, and long spells in the sun; it's all just around the corner. Whether you’re off on holiday, or heading off to a festival, you’ll need to make the most of some of summer's essentials to ensure that your sense of style doesn’t go missing when the temperatures begin to climb.

From street wear inspired looks to styles with touches of classic prep, check out our run down of the best looks to take with you this summer, no matter where you’re going, or what you're doing:

Street Wear Casual


Trainer Spotter Navy Sweat Short

Lightweight and comfortable, these jersey shorts come from one of the UK’s most cherished street wear brands. Starting out as a project between two friends that dove into street culture, sporting heritage and graphic design, Trainer Spotter has grown to become an infamous label in their own right, adding their unique touch to casual style staples to give an individual look. With the iconic double palm tree logo printed on the thigh and a red speck running throughout the material, these shorts add their own sense of style through intimate details.

Carhartt College White/blue Crew Tee

A classic wardrobe staple, Carhartt have become synonymous with urban styling in Europe through their roots in original American work wear. Plain and simple, this logo carrier tee has American collegiate vibes thanks to its block print; whilst its crisp white colour ensures that it will match up with pretty much anything in your wardrobe. Size up for an on trend baggy fit, or stick to your normal size for a more tailored cut.

Money King Ape Vintage Blue Snapback

Collaborating with infamous cap brand Starter has given this Money snap back the perfect silhouette. The deep navy shade gives a great contrast for the embroidered bright yellow ape logo on the front-something that has become an instantly recognizable logo of the Money label.

Ray Ban Orb3016 Club master Sunglasses

Although they’re not something that is heavily related to street wear style, Ray Ban club masters have been making more and more appearances on an urban look- far away from the classic preppy style that they are accustomed too. From Mac Miller to Kid Cudi, the club master has been seen paired with a relaxed street look, giving a retro edge to a fairly modern fashion movement.

Palm Beach


Penfield Gill Palm Short

Bold and bright, these Penfield shorts are the perfect way to start off an eye-catching summer inspired look. With a tropical print backed onto a light blue background, Penfield have finished these shorts in a regular fitting waist and tailored leg that finishes just above the knee, making them perfect for casual day time wear.

Lacoste Th7881 T-Shirt

Keeping all the attention on the shorts is key for this look, so a Lacoste plain white t-shirt is the perfect partner to keep all the focus on your bottom half. With simple branding on the chest, this t-shirt is a wardrobe staple no matter what styles you’re going for this summer.

Lyle & Scott Mid Grey Sweat Baseball Jacket

The perfect throw on jacket for when the sun starts to go down, this Lyle & Scott sweat follows the on trend silhouette of an American classic- the baseball jacket. With a popper fastening, this Lyle & Scott jumper makes it easy to keep warm in the evenings, so it’s perfect if you’re a late night reveler and you’re still out in your shorts until the early hours.

Havaianas Brazil Logo Navy Flip Flop

Carrying on with the tropical theme that was started off with the Penfield patterned shorts, these Havaiana flip flops are a pure summer essential. With the Brazilian flag as their logo, they are instantly recognizable as a cult warm weather style- something that is continued throughout with their braid effect strap and trimmed sole.

Classic Prep


Bellfield Washed Chino Shorts

The perfect short if you’re chasing a style that’s going to offer you true versatility, these Bellfield shorts carry a smarter vibe thanks to their deep colour and chino style. Cut just above the knee; roll them up for a fashionable summer feel, and link them with a webbed belt for the perfect start to a preppy style that is ideal for wearing in the day or evening.

Fynch Hatton Solid White Soft Oxford Shirt

A summer classic, and a true staple piece of original preppy style, the Oxford shirt is key to achieving an authentic, original look. Made with breathable cotton, this Fynch Hatton Oxford shirt is comfortable to wear in the heat, and carries all the classic features that every Oxford shirt should have- a button down collar and pleated back. Roll the sleeves for a high summer look, then bring them back down if you’re planning on aiming for wearing this shirt as evening attire.

Timberland Dark Navy Deck Shoe

The king of the boat shoe, Timberland has nailed down the looks of one of preppy styles key footwear pieces. With a narrow profile that makes them lightweight and comfortable, these Timberland boat shoes come finished in soft but durable leather, making them perfect for wearing almost anywhere. Their navy colour gives them an extra sense of smart style too, whilst the external leather lacing gives one final nod to a sense of originality for a fashionable classic.

Ray Ban Orb2140 Original Wayfarer Sunglasses

The Wayfarer became the sunglass of choice for prepsters long ago. Perhaps used most poignantly by JFK, who many in the fashion movement admired for his clean-cut style, the Wayfarer is a truly iconic frame. Shown here finished in a unique matte finish with the original slanted front, these Ray Ban’s are true to their heritage, featuring the same frame shape that made them famous when they were first released back in 1956.


Dirty Denim


Anerkjendt Hank Denim Midnight Short

Denim shorts are always tricky to get right, but as a rule, you’ll often find that the ones with the most detail are the ones that look the best. These Anerkjendt denim shorts are just the ticket, with a tailored fit that carries a bleached wash with heavy abrasions. A 6 pocket construction makes them perfect for festival wear- you’ll never be short of space to put your stuff when you’re out and about.

La Famillia Hounds tooth Print T-Shirt

With urban inspirations and a few touches that come straight from the realms of high end fashion, this La Famillia Hounds tooth T-shirt is perfect for this look- providing an instant impact piece that sits effortlessly well with the Anerkjendt denim shorts. It carries a slimmer fit, so go a size up if you want to go for a street inspired look, or stick to your usual if you want a snugger fit.

Converse All Star Hi Trainer

An icon of the way fashion transcends generations and movements, the Converse hi top has become a true staple style over the years- from gigs to festivals and basketball courts to high streets, there aren’t many places that a pair of Chuck’s hasn’t been seen. Wear these with a pair of pure white sports socks and go anywhere in your Converse.

Oakley Frogskins Sunglasses

Finishing this look off with another bit of iconic styling, these Oakley Frogskins add another flash of black to tie into the hounds tooth t-shirt. With the same frame design that Oakley used on the original Frogskin in the 80’s, these shades are truly sought after, thanks to limited production on each frame colour per season. A true piece of quality, you can rely on Oakley to provide you with only the best in lens technology, shielding your eyes from the sun all day long.



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