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Feature: Sharp Shorts

28th April 2015 | Posted in Mens by Ryan Gray

Whether you’ve got plans to jet set it over to a beach in the sun, or stay on home turf and pray that the Great British summer is kind to you, shorts are going to play a huge part in your wardrobe over the coming months.

The perfect pieces for warm weather versatility, the right pair of shorts can see you link sophisticated eveningwear with laid back easy style with serious ease- check out this quick fire guide below on how to keep your cool in the sun this summer:



Easy Days in the sun

The fashionable side of shorts often run in circles- from the wrecked and bleached denim styles that dominated last years summer months, things are set to get a touch more interesting.

Giving your looks a pop of colour through your shorts and then contrasting them against style staples up top is set to be this summer’s key look.

Linking up quality pieces has become an adage of recent years, and when summer beckons to drop off the layers, you need to make sure that your basics are right up to scratch.

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Start off with the right short- The Farah Monroe provides the perfect shade of colour and comes with a mid thigh length, making it perfect for all day wear. As a swim short it’s the ideal short to take you from poolside to the bar, and the Farah logo on the leg gives it a clean cut edge.

Top the shorts off with a crisp white t-shirt, courtesy of Franklin & Marshall. Made in Italy, this label draws inspiration from its American collegiate roots. The Franklin Marshall White Large Back Logo T-Shirt is made from a high quality jersey, making it supremely comfortable in warmer climes.

Whether you’re at the pool or not, you’re going to have to head out at some point- so put on the adidas Originals white ZX Flux and hit the pavements. Featuring a mesh all over construction, the ZX Flux is breathable, making it perfect for hot weather walking. Taking qeues from some of the most iconic sneakers in adidas’ long history, the ZX Flux in white is the perfect compliment to nailing this look.



Warm nights and bright lights

Just because the sun’s gone down doesn’t mean that you need to be ushering chinos back into your life- smarten up your shorts and take some hints from classic tailoring to give yourself a cleaned up sharp edge- perfect for wherever a warm summers night might take you.

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Dutch label Scotch & Soda are fast becoming renowned for their take on modern style- infusing old school sartorial vibes into easy to wear pieces. These Scotch & Soda blue pima cotton chino shorts are no exception, with a classic slanted pocket starting off proceedings. A deep navy colour and subtle branding top off a well-rounded look, which will compliment any style up top.

Smarten the look up in one hit with the Ben Sherman red stripe Oxford shirt. As the innovator of British shirting (and the launch of the Oxford in Great Britain), Ben Sherman will always be the leading authority on how to get this wardrobe staple right.

This style features a bold contrasting stripe- perfect for summer and for wearing as an impact piece. Roll the sleeves and open the collar for a laid back Riviera look, or button it up to the top for that classic old school sub culture vibe- this shirt does it all.

You can tell a lot about a man by his shoes- so what will these Pretty Green blue laced driver shoes say about you? Probably that you know how to finish off what you started…

Featuring a classic driver shoe silhouette that has been the iconic look of a dressed up summer casual look since the dawn of time, these Pretty Green slip ons are finished using a premium suede, and soled with that old school, instantly recognizable rubber pebble grip. Leather ties up top and tonal stitching give this silhouette a dose of sophistication, and make it ready to roll from dinner to the bar and back home in serious comfort. 


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