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The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Perfect Shorts

Short shorts or long and baggy, that is the question! Whatever your mood or occasion, never fear, we’ve got you covered.

Looking good in shorts can be tricky for some guys, no matter how shapely their legs and athletic their build, especially if following the catwalk trends – after all, how many can confidently pull off the Prada Summer 2019 look of micro shorts, bare thighs and toned calves?

Never fear though, as we have some simple guidelines on how to navigate this fashion minefield, and land a decent look that will get people noticing you for all the right reasons.

It’s all about the fit

Firstly, pay attention to the fit. It may sound obvious, but shorts come in all shapes and sizes and pulling off the perfect preppy / athletic / relaxed look depends on having a pair that complements your body shape; thank goodness for the much-improved returns policies these days! Aim for a balance of fitted but not tight, and if you’re buying from a retailer you haven’t used before, consider ordering a couple of sizes or fits.  Choosing the right fabric is also key for achieving the right look.

Find your look

For a perfect relaxed look, pair with a linen shirt or t-shirt, and a pair of espadrilles or boat shoes.  For a smart casual function, choose a chino material with a shirt and blazer or light sweater thrown over the shoulders, with loafers or sneakers to round it off.  For a sporty look adapted to everyday wear, team with a bomber jacket, baseball cap and sneakers.  

Have fun with accessories such as bright sport watches and different sunglasses shapes and styles to refresh your look.

Know your styles

Short or cropped shorts can looks great on slim to medium body builds, and work equally well day or night.  

Prepster Player Logo Chino Shorts in Green

aed 398.50 Polo Ralph Lauren

2 pack slim shorter chino shorts in washed black & black save

aed 162.06 Asos Design

Casual Chino Shorts

aed 79 Burton

John Short In Aqua ON SALE

aed 367.00 Lords of Harlech
aed455 19

The tailored short is typically reserved for smart casual looks, and you will be able to adapt the look much more easily if sticking to versatile colours like navy, khaki and beige.

Slim Smart Shorts in Stone

aed 95.64 Asos Design

Smart Short in Navy

aed 95.64 Asos Design

4-Pocket Button Closure Zip Fly Shorts – Wheat Flax ON SALE

aed 129 Nautica
aed249 48

With baggy shorts, proportion is vital, so do experiment with different fits and materials to ensure they flatter your build and height.

Men’s Lacoste Sport Colored Bands Taffeta Tennis Shorts ON SALE

aed 177 Lacoste
aed355 50

Training dry 4.0 shorts in black ON SALE

aed 114.24 Nike
aed143 20

Neon Shorts

aed 79.70 Collusion

Franchise Shorts

aed 169 Nike
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