The Best Men’s Shorts for Summer

Written by Robert | 15/05/2015

It’s officially now acceptable to wear shorts once again and if it’s been a while since you pulled them out of the wardrobe you may need to take a look at the extensive new range available at Mainline Menswear.

There are some exciting new arrivals from a wide variety of the best known brands in the world for SS15. Among the new collection you’ll notice some exciting, lively prints, bold colours alongside some ultra refined options too. Styles include chinos, board shorts, long and short length- even a wide range of swimming shorts. Taking the wide variety of options into account, there’s arguably something for every man’s tastes.

Staff Picks

Check out three of the staff favourites from the shorts collection at Mainline Menswear this year:


Humor: A pale blue pair of shorts with fashionable rips, ideal for everyday summer wear.

adidas Originals: This smart dark pair of denim shorts show the sportswear giants know a thing or two about fashion as well.

Franklin Marshall: Made almost entirely of cotton, these printed pair of shorts are surprisingly easy to add to everyday outfits.

How to Wear

Some men feel uncomfortable about getting out their pasty sun-starved legs out once the summer arrives, or indeed don’t know which type will suit them best. Here is some advice from some experts in the menswear field.

“When it comes to summer holidays, swim shorts are a suitcase essential. Opt for a bold sporty colour like blue or red, or go tropical with a palm print for days in the sun.”– Style Insider Blog.

Wear them With:

Flip flops, sandals, espadrilles and canvas/plimsoll style shoes are all the summer holiday favourites, add to these a pair of sunglasses a hat and perhaps a vest and you have a ready-made everyday holiday outfit with style.

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Chino and denim shorts are both able to work around the clock in any environment you choose; you can dress them up or down to your own discretion.

Try wearing with a short sleeve printed shirt for a look with a distinctive summer feel; make the look a bit smarter by adding a pair of loafers or driving shoes, and finishing it with a classy watch.

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When to Wear:

As previously mentioned, some men have trouble deciding when is the right time to begin wearing their shorts once again and others are conscious of wearing them altogether. The ArtofManliness Blog claims to know when the right time to wear them is:

“Recreation with family and friends is always a good default category for “shorts times.” Beaches, private parties, outdoor sports and recreation, and anything else purely for fun and not in the company of strangers or business associates is definitely in the clear.

Even those situations, of course, need appropriate weather: wearing shorts when it’s cold out is going to draw attention. Wear them when it’s hot enough that you really want them, and switch to light trousers as soon as it’s bearable.”

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