Stylish summer shorts are back and they’re perfect for taking a stroll through one of the beautiful parks in Kitchener or Waterloo, heading to a backyard BBQ, or getting together with friends at your favourite patio.

Here’s a helpful guide on how to wear shorts and finding shorts that are the right fit for your body type. Visit our Uptown Waterloo showroom and our clothiers will be more than happy to help you find the right shorts.

The Best Way to Wear Shorts This Summer For Men


The Fit

First things first: the fit. By nature, shorts are inherently a comfortable, casual piece of clothing that is meant to provide freedom of movement while keeping you cool. Not all of us are 6ft 4’ and slim, so make sure the shorts work to your advantage and provide the comfort you’re paying for.

The fit goes hand in hand with your body shape and the secret is knowing basic proportion rules. Shorter shorts will make you look taller than you actually are. Fitted/tighter shorts look good on slim guys and slim shorts will make a larger guy look smaller. On another note, shorts that are too wide around the legs should stop being manufactured as they don’t work to anyone’s advantage.

Tips for:

The Taller Guy

Check out how short they actually look on you. The last thing you want is the hem to be pulled up on your thigh too much. That will be uncomfortable and make it difficult to walk properly. It would go against the principle of wearing shorts at all. Two to three inches above the knee would be just perfect.

The Shorter Guy

The same principle as above, but upside down. If your shorts are too long and the hem falls below the knee, putting that pair back on the shelf would be a smart idea. If you actually like that particular pair, try to see how it would look if you roll them up a little bit. Getting them tailored is a good option, just avoid dressing in shorts that are too long as they give a lousy look and can make you look shorter.

The Built Guy

Most guys with a bit of meat on them make the big mistake to buy the largest pair of shorts thinking it will make them look slimmer. That is not the truth! Larger shorts will give you a baggy and messy appearance. Stick to your regular size as that is the ticket to pulling off a stylish summer outfit.

Read more.

You can pair your new shorts with a great t-shirt, a long-sleeved button-up, a light blazer, and your favourite casual footwear. Expand your summer wardrobe with some designer shorts and get ready to have a blast this summer…in style!

Visit our showroom today