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29 June 2018
A well-chosen pair of shorts is the ultimate summer staple. You can dress them up with a shirt for summer weddings or down with a t-shirt poolside. Allow this guide to help you pick the right shoes to wear with your favourite shorts.
The perfect bridge between smart and casual, a pair of chino shorts takes you easily from day to night in style.
Perfect for summer city breaks, partner your chino shorts with a pair of espadrilles like our Esplanade. This style is comfortable enough to be worn sightseeing all day long and the luxurious suede upper will dress up your ensemble, especially when partnered with a linen shirt.
ESPLANADE Slip-On Espadrille
For a nautical appeal you can't go wrong with a classic boat shoe. Docksides by Sebago are the iconic silhouette and come with a non-marking, slip-resistant rubber soles and non-corrosive eyelets to ensure they can be worn on board a boat. Even if yachting is not on your summertime agenda, simply partner with chino shorts, a Breton tee and a Panama hat for the perfect sundowner attire.
DOCKSIDES Boat Shoe
A pair of tailored shorts can be the ideal companion for weddings abroad, or can even be worn to the office on casual Fridays.
Our Uppercut slip-on is crafted from the softest woven calf leather upper to keep your feet feeling breezy, yet the loafer-inspired silhouette is effortlessly smart. Contrast the tan leather of this style with a pair of navy shorts and a light blue oxford shirt.
UPPERCUT Woven Slip-On
For fancy warm weather dinner invitations look to a sartorial style like our Soft top. This traditional driver style has been modernised by a vibrant light blue contrast stitch along the seams of the navy suede upper. Finished with a tropical printed insock, this cheerful design will look great with a pair of neutral toned rolled-up shorts and a crisp white shirt.
SOFT TOP Luxury Driver
As well as being a holiday-essential, swim shorts can form the foundation of a well-curated vacation ensemble.
Planning a pool party? Look effortlessly stylish with a slip-on pair of pool sliders like our new Power Up sandals. This grosgrain trimmed style has been luxuriously finished with a leather ergonomic footbed and slip-resistant man made sole. We recommend partnering this pair with navy swim shorts and a chilled Negroni.
POWER UP Slider
If wild hawaiian prints are your thing, contrast the look with our aptly named Ibiza tan slip-on sandals. This style is set on a cleated, slip-resistant rubber sole to keep your feet stable as you party around the beach bar. Your favourite sunglasses and a Panama hat are a must.
IBIZA Cross Over Mule
Once you find the correct cut, a pair of denim shorts can become the ultimate summer staple. The length is key, too long or too short and your ensemble will be ruined. We recommend sourcing a pair cut just above the knee, preferably with a turn-up cuff.
With a relaxed fabric like denim opt for a laid-back footwear choice like a sneaker. Our Park Run's upper has been crafted from woven calf leather and is finished with matching tan laces. A shade of indigo denim will complement the shade of these sneakers perfectly.
PARK RUN Lace-Up Sneaker
For stonewash denim opt for a lighter pair of sneakers like our Off Side low-top pair. This style has been crafted from laser cut perforated white leather set on a vulcanised white rubber sole. Wear your pair with a vintage denim jacket as the temperature drops during the evening.
OFF SIDE Lace-Up Sneaker