Darren Kennedy: Boys of summer
Stylish shorts are the way to go as the weather hots up
While many of us will invest in key pieces during the winter months, as the days become longer and (hopefully) warmer, it becomes all too easy to trudge out the same poolside attire that we've been wearing for the last five years. For SS18, it's all about tapping into the 1970s - think of the glory days of Miami Beach with soft pastel hues accompanied by Cuban-collar shirts for a look that is as fun and playful as it is stylish.
Shorts gained some serious momentum on the catwalks too, showing up at Dior Homme, Dries Van Noten, Louis Vuitton and Boss Menswear, amongst others. When it comes to nailing summer shorting, no brand does it better than Orlebar Brown. Since its inception in 2007, the brand has become a go-to favourite for its tailored approach to swimwear that also functions as well out of water as it does in it. Their smart and tailored designs emphasise and flatter a physique rather than mask or drown it.
Wondering what to style your shorts with? For me, there's no better option this season than a Cuban-collar shirt.