Let’s say you’re a guy who knows that cargo shorts suffered a timely death at least 2 seasons ago but that you’re also on a budget this summer just when you need a few new pairs of shorts now. What should you look for and where?
Look for shorts in bold solids or patterns that end somewhere above your knee and taper from the mid thigh to the hem. If you’re looking for a bargain right now, head to Club Monaco and ask for their “Broderick” short. All patterns are on sale for $29. The short comes in a good array of checks, plaids and bold graphics.
A client who took my advice last week wrote in an email: “Just wanted to say thank you for the tip on the shorts at. I went there after the gym and immediately found 3 pair I liked. One was in my size and the salesperson was able to find the other 2 in other stores. Very cute, shapely, stylish and perfect for the streets! All for less than $100, so a great deal overall!”
My personal favorites are the “Dk Blue Mix/Blue Fonce” which is essentially a teal diamond patterned print and the “Black Pattern” which looks like black lattice on a white background. Both of them have a very crisp retro feel and look great with a white shirt or t shirt. (I would prefer that they ran a bit leaner through the thigh, but let’s not quibble about it for $29 bucks……)
Oh, and instead of wearing your shorts with flip flops, run over to Aldo, buy yourself the terry cloth shoe inserts, insert them in a pair of dress loafers and…… long story short, you will look perfectly hot.