There is a strange history about shorts. Back to 14th century, kilts, togas and tunics laid the path for the first knee breeches as seen in European countries. Half a millennium later, the British military was looking for a way for its soldiers to keep cool in warm places. The army’s smart-looking knee-length trousers quickly caught on among civilians, spawning 100 years of sock dilemmas. Last seasons, shorts are back in various shapes, most of them of course huge and oversized to fulfill the shapeshifter trends.
But how to wear shorts? Fitted, though not too tight, with a slim shirt, blazer or cardigan and loafers, no socks. Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger captured it best. Looser styles go with simple sneakers or thong sandals. But this season wider shorts will go with everything, gladiator sandals like the Dr. Martens gladiator sandals in black and Birkenstock sandals will dominate the streets.

I just wonder if the Björn Borg’s tighty-whities will inspire men again just like the 70’s tennis crowds. What we are not hoping is the history of The City council of Monahans, Texas, passed an ordinance in 1944 that banned women in shorts from public streets, according to The New York Times of the day will repeated.

I prefer loose fit and wider shorts to wear than fitted for this season. And how to style a wider looser shorts like this one from Lost & Found Rooms? I prefer to wear it with a long-line Rick Owens t-shirt made of vintage fabrics and huge Rick Owens Geobasket shoes.

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Rick Owens t-shirt in olive, Lost & Found Rooms wide shorts in black, Rick Owens Geobasket shoes, Acne Studios sunglasses.

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