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One of the key pieces for Men’s SS13 are tailored shorts, and the concept of shorts suits.It may not be a shocking surprise that shorts are going to become a significant piece of menswear come summer but it is the style of shorts that are becoming popular and the items chosen to pair them with.
The concept of the shorts suit – shorts worn with matching suits has been showcased within summer collections of high end designers for several years now. But it is only this season that we are seeing this trend become a frontrunner. Designers like Richard James, Junya Watanabe, Wooyoungmi , Maison Kitsuné and Raf Simons showcased a range of such wearable styles and looks in their SS13 collections.
Jeremy Langmead, the Editor-in-chief of Mr.Porter has vouched for this trend from the start. Langmead has written feature articles in both Esquire magazine and London’s Evening Standard showing his support for these looks. He fully endorses Watanabe’s approach to the shorts suit by stating that it looks better if the jacket and shorts are slightly mismatched.
Tailored shorts look best when matched with other smart-casual pieces. Oxford shirts, polos, granddad collars and slim-fit knitwear are the perfect accompaniments, and tucking yourself in is also something that compliments the essence of this look. You could either choose a timeless neutral pair of shorts or make a more striking statement with bold colors and prints. It is vital that whatever your choice maybe, they be well fitted at the waist and stopping an inch or two above the knee