Where to Find the best Tailored Shorts

A pair of sharply tailored shorts are a must buy for the summer season. As appropriate for the office as for a day soaking up the sun on the beach, tailored shorts are not only versatile, they are also incredibly smart.

Most retailers incorporate a version of this classic summer garment within their summer collection, so it is only a matter of choosing the right cut and colour for you. Here are a number of the best retailers for tailored shorts.

1. Marks and Spencer. Marks and Spencer always include a variety of shorts as a part of their summer range, this season is no exception featuring snappy tailored linen shorts with belts, knee length stretch shorts and safari inspired styles.

Some particularly stylish examples include the “Autograph weekend turn up shorts”, a chic pair of knee length shorts with stretch, in either navy or sand for twenty five pounds, the “Per Una” Roma linen blend slit stretch shorts in natural ( a pale beige) with stretch for twenty nine pounds fifty and the “ Cotton rich city shorts” , made from a cotton and elastane mix enabling a better fit and made in two colour ways, black or stone for the bargain price of eighteen pounds. To view and buy online go to www.marksandspencer.com .

2. Debenhams. Debenhams stocks a wide array of different types of shorts by many different designers and companies, including Maine, Red Herring and Rocha . John Rocha , amongst many others . Whether you want a pair of sharply tailored Bermuda style shorts or smart crisp linen shorts , there is a style available for every taste, age and budget.

Some stand out designs include The “ Rocha. John Rocha” , dark blue herringbone city shorts, made from a dark blue linen/cotton/viscose mix fabric in a formal tailored style for thirty pounds , the “Planet” black city shorts, with enamelled buttons and made from a linen/viscose mix fabric for fifty nine pounds and the “Red Herring” black city shorts, made from a black cotton/elastane mix for the extremely low price of twelve pounds sixty. To view and buy online go to www.debenhams.com .

3. Next. This eponymous British retailer always designs interesting and affordable tailored wear and for the summer season incorporates a number of tailored shorts that are suitable for both work and play.

Some of the best designs include the “Black turn up shorts” in a polyester/viscose/elastane mix for twenty two pounds , the short and chic , “Signature black shorts” for thirty pounds and the quirky , yet smart, “Black bow belt city shorts” , in a cotton/elastane mix with belt included for thirty pounds . To view and buy the collection online go to www.next.co.uk .