A short story

Shorts sometimes have school boy connotations, which is a shame because today’s pairs are decidedly grown-up. The shorts suit, shorts to work (we dare you), shorts to summer ‘dos… there is no reason why shorts should be an after-thought. Make them the focus of your summer wardrobe with these beauties. ‘Can I really wear shorts?’ we hear you cry. Yes, yes you can. 




1. Just beachy

Raging Bull Shorts


Where once pink in itself was a fashion statement, now it’s a pretty staple shade for most guys. So to push the style boat out that bit further, choose a shorter length which was all over the Spring/Summer 2019 catwalks – and now, admittedly, all over our wish list.

Raging Bull, Shorts, £50


2. Cool cloth


Super breathable, linen is summer’s most useful fabric and it's also super classy. These shorts have got us dreaming of drinks by the Riviera…

Only & Sons, Lou Linen Shorts, £32


3. It’s a match

Jaded London Floral Shorts


Co-ords are big news. Printed shorts with a matching printed shirt is our new favourite kind of match-making. The Havana suit it's called, in case anyone asks…

Jaded London, Floral Shorts, £34.99


4. Good jeans

Diesel Jeans Slim Fit Shorts


These shorts conjure up slightly grunge, slightly ‘90s, slightly geek-chic vibes which is perfect for summer ’19 when the garms of your teenage heyday are now all the rage. 

Diesel Jeans, Slim Fit Shorts, £90


5. Line up 

Hymn Drawstring Shorts


These are supremely comfy but also very smart, which ultimately is the fashion holy grail we’re all craving – like a night on the sofa but make it fashion.

Hymn, Drawstring Shorts, £172


6. Play the field

Umbro Azteca Shorts


If Instagram is anything to go by, we’re all a little obsessed with retro sportswear right now. These ones say as much fashion as they do football and happily work for either. 

Umbro, Azteca Shorts, £34.99


7. Back to the island

Lacoste Slim Fit Cotton Gabardine Bermuda Shorts


Bermuda shorts date back to the 20th century as the attire of British military officers posted on the scorching island. Today, they are perfect for your own corner of paradise – even if it’s more Bromley than Bermuda. 

Lacoste, Slim Fit Cotton Gabardine Bermuda Shorts, £85


8. Bring the fun

GANT All Over Print Shorts


Whoever said shorts were boring? (We didn’t. Alright, maybe we did. Once.) There’ll be no complaints of sartorial snooze with these whimsically fun GANT shorts.

GANT, All Over Print Shorts, £95


9. Smart move

Armani Exchange Chino Shorts


If we had to pick the ultimate shorts, the grandaddy if you will, it would be the chino short. As smart as your pair of chinos, they’re classic, suave and will look good with all your summer plans.

Armani Exchange, Chino Shorts, £75


10. Press print 

Ted Baker Cross Embroidery Shorts


Slap bang in the middle between statement and staple, these Ted Baker shorts have a subtle pattern that’ll go with just about anything. Plus, that grey will suit your newfound tan.

Ted Baker, Cross Embroidery Shorts, £79