Prep Your Legs Because Shorts Are The Biggest Trend For Men This Summer

Enjoy a good old fashioned knees up with the unexpected menswear hit of the season, shorts. We highlight some of the best on the high street and beyond...

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Haven't seen your knees in a while? It might be time to reacquaint yourself because they're going to be on display from here on out. That's right, lads - shorts are finally having their moment in the sun.

Once considered a run of the mill piece simply to keep your legs cool, now they're just straight up cool. Take your inspiration from the Prada and Louis Vuitton runways and flash your quads with some colour pop thigh-skimmers, or take your tailoring to the next level with Hermes style smart cut-offs that guarantee a cool commute. At Cottweiler and Missoni shorts took an unseasonal turn with wintry leather, whereas at Off-white it was about the sports vibe. Whatever your style, there's a pair of men's shorts for you.

Here we dissect the key styles for every occasion, from affordable high-cut heroes to full on luxury leg-exposers.

1. Beach Body Ready

Sunshine season calls for cool legs and hot colour. Make them waterproof, add a short sleeve shirt or a plain white tee and consider your holiday packing officially done. 

2. Get Smart

Yes, even for the office! Keep it tonal in a short suit for a perfect colour match, pairing with a crisp cotton shirt and loafers without the socks.

3. All Day Every Day

Trousers, who? Trade your chinos and jeans in for a short, sportier model the second the mercury climes. Dark turnups look their best with a logo tee and faded denim jacket, whilst bright blue denim is calling out for an oversized sweater and chunky trainers.