Jul 04, 2015

Your Ultimate Guide to Casual Summer Dressing

Here are our best tips for keeping casual, yet stylish this summer.

Casual smart, sports luxe and streetwear influences dominating menswear industry trends for a while, bermudas and other sports-inspired shorts have become the best friends of men during summer.

If you’re into bermudas – which you must by the way - you’ll want shoes that offers the same degree of comfort and breathability.

Trainers have been in any time of our lives from office look to daily/weekend look thanks to luxury designer takes and technical runners to slip-on canvas plimsolls and even hi-tops, it goes without saying that the humble sneaker is an ideal match for jersey shorts which we may not agree with in some levels. Sandals are our second favourite.

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  • Denim shorts + slipons or not chunky sneakers √
  • Chino shorts + sandals + slipons √

Tips:

  • If you’re a shorter gentleman, go with nothing above ankle height or sandals, which will combine to produce the illusion of height and longer legs. When it comes to your shorts, go for a pair that finishes around mid-thigh or give the hems a couple of folds to emphasize leg length.
  • On the other hand if you have long legs go with footwear styles that have a slightly higher profile. Desert and chukka boots, along with slightly chunkier trainers, brogues and Derbies, would be ideal. Similarly, your shorts should finish on or just above the knee.

Editor's List:

Birkenstock TUNIS • Birkenstock • £92.58

KURT GEIGER LONDON Karl leather sandals • Kurt Geiger • £135

United Nude - Striped Elastic & Suede Slip-On Sneakers • United Nude • £117

Antony Morato Chino Shorts in Skinny Fit • Antony Morato • £42

Men's Colour Wear Great Chino Short • £26.99

Solid Light Wash Denim Shorts • Solid • £24

Soludos - Striped Cotton Denim Espadrilles • Soludos • £33

River Island Mens Teal star print shorts • River Island • £12

Edwin Chino Shorts Palm Print • Edwin • £37.50

Rick Owens - Thong Leather Sandals • Rick Owens • £287

Men's Billabong Fleck Elastic Cargo Shorts • Billabong • £31.99

POLLINI Sandals • Pollini • £154

Maison Kitsuné Cotton-Twill Shorts • Kitsune • £96

Men's French Connection Peached Cotton Chino Short • French Connection • £22.19

Lacoste Aimard Dark Blue & White Striped Espadrilles • Lacoste • £42

Officine Generale Striped Denim Shorts • £140

Visvim Slim-Fit Striped Woven-Cotton Shorts • £425

Quiksilver Men's Open Sandals • Quiksilver • £11.99–16.08

Long Length Twill Shorts • Boohoo • £15

Pepe Denim Shorts Cash Straight Fit Thrift Vintage Wash • Pepe Jeans • £32.50

Men's Protest Bermuda Chino Short • Protest • £17.99–29.99

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