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Summer Shorts

 

Summer Shorts

Shorts are a versatile summer staple, whether you’re basking on the beach or indulging in a stylish city break. Favouring imaginative prints and sporty finishes, our boutique owners propose their statement shorts for SS14. Which style will you choose?

City Tailoring

Glenn of the London based boutique Layers, loves Damir Doma’s high-waisted shorts.
Glenn says: ‘These shorts are an essential summer piece: the light white fabric is versatile and provides much needed relief from the summer heat. Damir Doma’s rise in fashion has been very rapid and has his roots are very non-commercial, free and nomadic. His collections are a different take on how other established fashion houses present themselves.’
Wear it with: Pair with a bomber jacket and Derby shoes for a sporty yet sophisticated finish.

Prints Please

Alberto Ferrante of Eraldo in Italy champions Givenchy’s radio print shorts.
Alberto says: ‘These printed shorts are inspired by the technology of sound and depict radios broken down into their component parts. Givenchy’s collections are always full of an amazing mix of details, stripes and colours. These shorts represent an avant-garde man who loves comfort but also glamour and style.’
Wear it with: A full print mash-up is the strongest way to stand out this summer.

Gym Class Heroes

Ajay Malde of the UK boutique Zoo can’t get enough of these DRKSHDW by Rick Owens sports-inspired shorts.
Ajay says: ‘These drop crotch shorts. feature many of Rick Owens’ signature details: long draw strings and horizontal straps. The designer has created a huge movement in men’s style, pioneering the gothic chic look. With his dark rebellious signature and ever evolving collections, he continues to push the boundaries which keep us guessing every season.’
Wear it with: Trainers and an oversized t-shirt are the only ways to complete this laid back look.

Taste of tropical

Spanish boutique owner Jean Pierre Bua applauds Les Homme’s reinvention of a classic colourway.
Jean says: ‘Blue shorts are a must for any wardrobe, and the tropical print of these Les Hommes shorts adds a fresher, younger finish. These shorts are the perfect look for summer; the blue reminds me of the sea and the floral print reminds me of beaches in Hawaii. Les Hommes men are free, funny and stylish, and these shorts are perfect for them.’
Wear it with: Sharp monochrome separates ensures this print really stands out.