You may recall I did a post a little while back called ‘What Would Tom Ford Do?’ or WWTFD for short. It was a bit of a tongue in cheek post with some more serious points at the end. Just a quick recap, I talked about the concept of ‘modelling’ and how thinking like Tom Ford will never really leave you astray when it comes to dressing well. However, shortly after I wrote that post I noticed B from Beautifully-Invisible posted a quote from Mr Ford stating he thought the only place men should wear shorts was on the beach.
Well I have to say, as much as I agree with most things he says I have to disagree with him here. If he was talking about flip flops then yeah he would have a very valid point, but certainly not shorts. What’s his beef with guys baring a bit of leg?
I for one would much feel the breeze on my legs rather than have them baked in denim or khaki pants, then have to come home and contend with sweaty balls. Yeah I said it!
Now I don’t want to sound like I’m ranting but what’s wrong with the picture below that I’ve taken from the Reiss website. A perfectly cool, well cut, stylish outfit which would look perfect during summer time in any city.
If you want to wear shorts however make sure they’re cut correctly for your legs. The trend at the moment is above the knee however if you feel more comfortable with them a little longer then go ahead, indulge. However, I would stick to block colours and simple patterns. Avoid any garish checks or prints and definitely keep them around your waist, not hanging from your backside.
There is also the alternative of investing in some chino’s that are tapered and turning up the legs slightly for those that aren’t quite brave enough to get their legs out.
Anyway enough of me…
I’d love to hear your thoughts on shorts in the city.
Was I wrong to criticise Mr Ford?
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