3 stylish ways to wear shorts this summer | Rodd & Gunn

3 ways to wear shorts this summer

8th February 2020
Stay cool in the summer months with a well-styled pair of shorts. Read our style guide and discover 3 ways to wear shorts this season.

There’s plenty to celebrate about summer. From longer days and event-filled nights to sunshine and time spent outdoors, the warmer months are beloved by many. That said, summer can also pose a challenge for the sartorially-inclined man who wants to be comfortable and maintain a classic, sophisticated style year-round.

We’ve got a stylish solution: keeping it cool with a pair of men’s shorts from the Rodd & Gunn collection. Not sure how to style shorts? Read on for our three top tips for wearing shorts and mastering a comfortable, yet stylish, aesthetic this summer season.



For a summer wardrobe essential that’s anything but basic, choose a pair of quality men’s shorts in a neutral colour that can be dressed up or down. Lay the foundations for a look that’s perfectly on-trend by picking a pair of tailored mens shorts in a muted shade like natural, navy, or olive. Our Motion Of Short is ideal for those who prefer the traditional to the trendy, and features a flattering original fit and three classic colourways.

Perfect for laid-back summer events that still call for a degree of dressiness, these smart casual shorts will pair nicely with your other wardrobe items and transition smoothly from city to seaside. They’ll also serve you well into the transitional months and beyond, thanks to a comfortable Italian twill that offers stretch and breathability.




Go with the flow of breezy summer days with a pair of casual shorts in a breathable cotton-linen blend. Whether you’re heading for warm tropical waters or staying closer to home, a comfortable pair of shorts should always be at the top of your packing list. Ideally, men’s shorts should be versatile and low maintenance, and easy to toss into a bag before a last-minute getaway or trip to the beach.

Made from hardworking twill enriched with stretch, our Seadown Short fits the bill in more ways than one. With a durable zip fly and front slant pockets, it’s perfect for creating a lived-in look during short trips and staycations. For the ultimate casual look, pair Seadown with one of our signature polos.



Summer is a great time for bold fashion choices, and shorts are no exception. From beachside bashes to barbecues, step outside your sartorial comfort zone with a vibrant pair of printed swim shorts from our wide selection.

Our Blackwood Bay swim short makes a strong statement on the beach, and features an elasticated drawstring waist for comfort and a back pocket with a Velcro flap for safely storing coins and keys. Made from a quick-drying polyester fabric, these stylish men’s shorts will keep you cool and comfortable on the beach, boardwalk, and beyond.




Adding shorts to your summer wardrobe isn’t just a great way to keep cool in the warmer months: It’s also an opportunity to experiment with new styles and silhouettes. Whether you’re after a bold pair of men’s swim shorts or prefer the classic cut of chino dress shorts, Rodd & Gunn has something for everyone.

Shop our range of stylish shorts for men online now, or head into your nearest Rodd & Gunn store for style advice from a member of our team.


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