Because it's every man's right to wear shorts and you shouldn't have to worry about school kids shouting 'freak legs' at you.
Here are five solid looks that will suit anyone so you don't have to listen to your mates pissing themselves when you turn up to the pub/office/birthday party with half your trouser leg missing.
Crack out the legs and do it with pride.
THE PREP BOY
Perfect for: The office
The key to pulling off this look is picking sensible shorts. Go for cotton that finishes just above the knee in a toned-down navy or khaki. Pair with a shirt in a heavier fabric.
Go further: Iron a crease in the front for extra smartness.
Shirt, £85, ralphlauren.co.uk; shorts, £75, commonpeopleclothing.co.uk; trainers, £50, converse.co.uk
THE BEACH KID
Perfect for: Holiday
Don’t fret on the length, just make sure the cut of your shorts matches your T-shirt – a baggy tee with skinny shorts will make you look like you’re wearing a man-dress. Instead, embrace the ’70s surf vibe and keep it all slim-fit.
Go further: If you’ve got the guns, swap the tee for a vest.
Tee, £28, nike.com; shorts, £26, Topman; shoes, £55, vans.co.uk
THE PARK RANGER
Perfect for: The barbecue
Rocking bold shorts is every man’s right, but to rock them without looking like a kids’ TV presenter is a skill. The trick is to look like you’ve put in minimal effort – nothing too fluoro – and combine with a understated T-shirt.
Go further: Splash out on trainers.
Tee, £27, thequietlife.com; shorts, £43, grandscheme.com.au; trainers, £95, Nike at JD Sports
THE CITY SLICKER
Perfect for: The streets
Matching combos are the hyped trend for summer, with A$AP Rocky and Nick Grimshaw donning the look. Try a tee in a complementary colour and for maximum style carnage, do the ‘Batman’ (that’s top button up only).
Go further: Lift street cred in camo.
Overshirt, £75, and shorts, £65, both wemotoclothing.com; tee, £35, stussy.com; trainers, £70, Nike at JD Sports
Perfect for: Festivals
Black denim shorts are edgier than their blue denim counterparts and these are hard-wearing enough to stand a week of partying mayhem, burger grease and serious cider spillage.
Go further: A good retro boot like a Vans Sk8-Hi or Converse Chuck Taylor is the perfect foil for this outfit.
Tee, £30, obeyclothing.co.uk; shorts, £28, Topman; hi-tops, £55, vans.co.uk
Photography by: Rebecca Naen
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