HOW WE WEAR IT: SHORTS

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Keeping things interesting on your lower half in summer can be tricky. While you might not want to fall into the trap of cut-offs and more traditional (read: boring) shorts, it’s sometimes hard to avoid. Luckily, we know that shorts can be just as versatile (if not more) than the different cuts of pants and jeans that fill out your wardrobe during the colder months. Check out our selection of Summer ’13 shorts, and how we wear them.

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THE SHAPE OF THINGS

For a drop-crotch short in a light, comfortable cotton, play with a more interesting shape with the unisex OAK ‘Dhoti’ short.

Picture 3OAK ‘Dhoti’ short in black.

Picture 3OAK ‘Dhoti’ short in black.

WHAT’S SO DIFFERENT?

Our OAK ‘Angle’ shorts in summer wool have a raw-edge hem, akin to a classic denim cut-off, while the Aviatic ‘Soft front panel’ short and Cheap Monday ‘Short Five’ flip the script on denim cut-offs and keep it clean with no fraying in sight.

Picture 6OAK ‘Angle’ short.

Picture 5Aviatic ‘Soft Front Panel’ short.

Picture 3Cheap Monday ‘Short Five’ in washed black.

GEOMETRY LESSON

While guys may be tempted to keep it short and tight when it comes to summer bottoms, our relaxed-fit OAK ‘Gusset’ shorts (named after the triangular crotch) will give you a versatile, interesting fit that works well with fitted and oversized tops alike.

Picture 3OAK ‘Gusset’ short in black.

JUST RIDE

The OAK women’s leather ‘Rider’ short in silver has all the features of a classic motorcycle style, in a shiny unique finish that happens to be one of our favorite colorways of the season.

silverOAK leather ‘Rider’ short in silver.

CARRYING

Both Rick Owens DRKSHDW and Cheap Monday are offering re-invented cargo shorts that are a far cry from your granddad’s khakis. While we may have once sworn off cargo shorts altogether, both of these styles have us completely eating our words.

Picture 8Rick Owens DRKSHDW ‘Pod’ shorts in dust.

Picture 5Cheap Monday ‘Rasmus’ short in black.

CALL IT A WASH

These unisex ‘elastic waist’ shorts in washed black cotton put a classic summer style through the A.OK treatment. In between mixing it up with interesting fits and fabrics, allow these to become your go-to everyday summer short.

Picture 6A.OK ‘elastic waist’ short.

Picture 5A.OK ‘elastic waist’ short.

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