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buyer's guide

If you’re considering getting your legs out, and if the sun’s shining why the hell not, this guide is your new friend – or at the very least an over familiar acquaintance. Here we stick to print and pattern, bold, traditional, subdued and smart, come and have a look at what’s on offer from the likes of Etudes, Jil Sander, Edwin, Peter Jensen, Monitaly and Brooks Brothers.

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buyer's guide

Etudes Nortes Shorts ($181)

You got legs and you know how to use them. Make them work for you in these excellent, regular cut, pleated, embroidered cotton shorts from Etudes.

Edwin Indigo Printed Shorts ($122)

A bandana inspired floral situation from Edwin with this relaxed pair of longer length shorts. Feel free not to iron these, all fine with a few crinkles plus you’re a busy person, deadline’s to meet and all that.

 Monitaly Webbing Ikat Shorts ($215)

An Ikat that doesn’t feel overused. A beautiful, slightly heavier textured fabric with a drawstring waist.

Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Madras Shorts ($321)

Madras gets us every time and who better to knock up a classic cut pair of shorts in this all time favourite fabric than The Brothers Brooks.

 Jil Sander Alfred Printed Navy Shorts ($600)

Jil Sander made these slim and tailored. She wants you to enjoy your summer, hence the funtime polka dot, but she needs you to keep it smart too, yeah. Who are we to argue?

Peter Jensen Tailored Shorts ($310)
Peter Jensen prints are top. This green check with its hand-drawn feel is particularly pleasing, as is the length and cut, slim, not too skil and just above the knee. Plus it has a tiny pocket for a manly lip moisturiser. Sweet.

Words by Lena Dystant
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