The Dos And Don’ts Of Wearing Shorts | SLMan
Shorts are a summer essential you need to get right. We’ve rounded up the best out there now – and, before you dive in, the crucial dos and don’ts for wearing them well.
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Do Get The Length Right

Long board shorts have surfer-dude connotations, and short shorts are always a faux pas. A just-above-the-knee fit is the most appropriate way to do cut-offs.

Do Look For Slim Fits

Forget anything too baggy or relaxed – smart shorts should be tapered like trousers. If in doubt, look to Reiss and Orlebar Brown for inspo.

Don’t Ever Buy Denim

Few things are less polished than a pair of denim shorts on a guy. Stick to chino and linen finishes for a grown-up take.

Do Opt For Bare Ankles

A streamline shorts look requires bare ankles – strictly no socks allowed. Trainers should be styled with inners, while loafers and shorts are always an easy win.

Don’t Tuck In (Fully)

Full tucking-in with shorts is only for the ultra-confident. If you’re dipping your toe into the look, we suggest a tee or shirt with a French tuck (that’s half in, half out) for something that can’t go wrong.

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