As August rolls around and we enter some of the warmest days of the year, it almost becomes a necessity to bare more skin to tolerate the rise in temperature. The runway this season reflected this spirit and shorts, no longer viewed as solely laidback beach attire, declared themselves a prequisite in one’s seasonal wardrobe. As seen at Prada, Giorgio Armani, Jacquemus, Comme des Garcons, Theory and Louis Vuitton (to name a few), shorts fulfilled a fair quota of the bottom halves of several collections. Varying between sophisticated and playful, shorts that skimmed just above the knee were paired with blazers, outerwear, button-down shirts and t-shirts. Printed, striped, checked or staunchly solid, they ran the gamut of shades from pastel-hued to even-toned neutrals. Sometimes matched with coordinating shirts and dressed in both casual and formal combinations, the humble short showed its versatility in its pairings and colours, proving that it may be time to strip it of its status as one of the summer’s great dividers.
From the runway to the streets, it’s difficult to oppose the usefulness of a well-tailored pair of shorts. Simultaneously trend-driven and timeless, a few high–quality staples can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Cut slim for a clean silhouette and with traditional trouser detailing, they check several occasion boxes: holiday attire, dinner attire and, in their current setting, can even be appropriated to work attire. At Herringbone & Sui, we’ve created a series of clean and refined shorts cut from various summer-appropriate linens, cottons and lightweight wools. Ready to be worn casually or dressed up for an occasion, they come in a wide selection of shades and textures to suit your preferences.
When off-duty, keep the look neat and casual; pair your shorts with a linen shirt and loafers for a laidback day look.
For a semi-formal look at off-site business meetings, client lunches or retreats, wear them with a crisp button-down shirt, belt and pair of polished brogues.
To stay cool during a formal event, smarten your shorts up with a white shirt and a matching or neutral-coloured blazer. It’s a look that refreshes the traditional suiting combination and makes a statement through its silhouette.
Whether it’s hot seasonally or all year around, shorts are back this summer and potentially here for the long haul in their new avatar. Considered design, attention to detail and a streamlined fit make Herringbone & Sui shorts the ideal warm-weather companion. Trust us, sartorially and palpably, your legs will thank you for it.