Four types of shorts and how to wear them

September 6, 2021 4:04 pm


With the summer season in full swing, shorts become a more viable option to stay cool and comfortable; however, with so many different styles of shorts available, it might be a little difficult to pick the ones that will work best for you. With this in mind, let’s take a look at four different types of shorts to see whether they could be the right option for you.

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Chino shorts

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Chinos are a wonderfully versatile option when it comes to shorts. With the advantage of being able to be styled both casually and elegantly – and smart casually too – chinos are perfect for blending smart and casual in one outfit. They also come in a wealth of colours, such as the Superdry shorts for men in a gorgeous bright burnt orange.

Cargo shorts

Cargo shorts are another popular choice when it comes to shorts and fall firmly into the casual style. The multiple pockets make cargo shorts practical and perfect for activities such as camping or hiking. You can pair them with a relaxed shirt for the ultimate casual style. Mens Superdry shorts also have various colour options for cargo shorts, such as olive green and midnight blue.

Tailored shorts

Tailored shorts are more of an option for a smarter setting, although they can also be utilised for a casual look. Much like chinos, you can get a professional look with tailored shorts. Pair them with loafers, a button-up shirt and a blazer or suit jacket for the ultimate smart style whilst keeping cool in the summer. Tailored shorts are available in colours that maintain this smart style, such as black, grey and tan. It may also be acceptable to wear tailored shorts to the office, but avoid bright colours and patterns.

Denim shorts

Denim shorts fall firmly between chinos and cargos – they are not quite as smart as chinos but are less casual than cargos. Denim shorts work brilliantly with patterned shirts, such as checks or stripes. They also work excellently with sneakers, such as Converse or high tops, and come in different denim shades that can be mixed and matched for a cool and modern look.