Italian inspired Swim Shorts…
Most men seem to take more care of how they dress during the colder months, of course living in our Australian climate, one needs to dress down simply due to the intense heat. If you’re hitting the beach, simply popping out to get the post or sipping something on a Yacht, a tailored pair of shorts is essential to ensure you keep cool.
However this does not mean you need to leave your sartorial spirit at the door. At the casual end of the spectrum, shorts can be matched with a nautical tee or polo and finished off with a pair of espadrilles or driving loafers. To smarten up for the evening, tailored shorts easily transition to night paired with an oxford shirt, a knitted tie, crew neck pullover, with or without a cotton or linen jacket and some suede penny loafers. For me, these items are all at the core of my summer wardrobe.
A lot of guys are wary of short length in the summer, worried they may get them a little too long, or often too wide. My general rule is that they sit best just above the knee (to avoid looking like you’re wearing your father clothes), and tailored like any other pair of chino trousers for width. Swimmers should sit in-between the knee and upper thigh.
To grab some inspiration, please see the few shots below of various gentlemen at Pitti Uomo in Florence and also from Herringbone’s own collection, as well as Luca Rubinacci, renowned for his beautiful tailoring.
Post by Christian Kimber, Store Manager – Herringbone Collins Place