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How To Avoid Looking Like A Complete Fool While Wearing Shorts

Summer may be coming to an end soon, but because we'll all travel to warmer climates to keep tan for as long as possible, FHM gives you some tips on how to wear those shorts of yours without looking like a complete fool.

We care about your style, so here are five solid looks that will suit you while rocking shorts.

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.

The Beach Kid

Perfect For: Vacation
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.

The Park Ranger

Perfect For: The BBQ
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 fluorescent—and combine with a understated T-shirt.

Go Further: Splash out on trainers.

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 color and for maximum style carnage, do the ‘Batman’ (that’s top button up only).

Go Further: Lift street cred in camo.

The Mosher

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.

Photography by Rebecca Naen Model: Theo at Models1