Shorts are a staple piece in the summer season. The problem is a lot of gents get it completely wrong, and opt for the wrong style of shorts which completely ruin their looks. Cargo shorts or anything extremely baggy are a no no, and opting for a more tailored approach will completely enhance your look. Tailored shorts carry elegance, and as soon as you implement them into your outfit they can transform your look. Similar to the blazer, they carry automatic elegance if worn correctly. If you want to wear a simple t-shirt, the addition of tailored shorts and a decent leather belt will transform quite a casual approach to a smarter look. They’re perfect for establishing the smart/casual trend and here’s a lookbook of how to utilise them:
A question we normally get asked is how to dress elegantly in the summer. When it comes to the hotter seasons, a lot of guys want to neglect trousers but don’t know how to compliment a blazer and shirt combination. Tailored shorts are the perfect choice, as they offer a perfect approach to a summer suit alternative. There’s a few things you need to consider when wearing tailored shorts:
1) Fit – Make sure you focus on a slim fit. If you don’t have the money to go and get your shorts tailored then make sure you focus on fit.
2) Length – Above the knee is essential. We don’t mean opt for short shorts, but keep them just above the knee. Rolling up isn’t an option as you don’t want to create a ruffled effect, so make sure you buy them the right length.
3) Colour – Keep things neutral. Light pastels are the perfect choice this SS12, and by opting for a neutral colour it means you can experiment with the rest of your clothing.
Here’s some of our favourites on the market today:
They’re the perfect option and should be a staple piece in your wardrobe. Perfect for establishing the preppy trend, make sure you focus on the three tips above and you’ll be able to implement these into most of your looks.
Let us know what you think of tailored shorts in the comments below!