Do you love this time of year when you can bare your legs for all to see or is it something you put off for as long as possible until your legs can’t take the heat any more, or are you actually neither and just pretty laid back about the whole situation? Whichever option it is, we say, do not be afraid of the shorts! Believe it or not but paired with a stylish shoe or a button down shirt, shorts can be a very sophisticated look.
So how short do you like your shorts? There are some that say short length should go down an inch with every decade a man ages. But is there anything wrong with seeing a man’s knees in the summer or should they be kept firmly hidden? All we would say is don’t go for a Speedo (unless you have the physique of an Olympic swimmer…or a Speedo model)!
Whether it’s shorter shorts or below the knee that you prefer there are, as you would expect, plenty of choices out there to choose from; denim or cotton, camo or plain, Bermudas, chinos, board shorts or swim shorts, it is entirely up to you. Personally we love these smart Bellfield chino shorts, they come in a few different colours and are both smart and casual with a nice matching belt. Can’t you just imagine yourself out on a boat, at the beach, at a barbecue, lounging around the house, or all of the above, in these? Plus you have some option in the length – roll them up or down to suit your own taste.
With the sun due to appear very short-ly, if you are in need of some shorts-piration (ok, that one didn’t work so well) here’s Pharrell Williams, a man who proves he can work a variety of shorts styles very successfully.
Let us know in the comments your preferred length and style!