Living in Clapham does lend itself to be tarnished with all the Clapham stereotypes from 'Isn't it full of Australians' to 'Chino wearing posh boys'. Well I have facial hair, tattoos, was born in East-London (actual East London not Essex) and I'm certainly not posh, yet despite all of this I love smart shorts.
Cotton shorts are the backbone to any mens summer wardrobe and in particular from SPOKE LONDON where quality comes first. Their shorts are cut from the same design as their chino trousers, so if the trousers fit so will the shorts. Tailored with the finest Italian and British fabrics but if that isn't enough they are built using Swiss hardware. These shorts are built to last.
I have worn Spoke chino trousers before (see blog post here) so this time I knew what to expect. Exceptional feel, fit and style.
With cotton shorts, it is easy to just throw on a shirt and it just works but that is too easy. What I have tried to achieve here is a look that would work throughout the day and into the evening, for those sunny days when 'just a few drinks' turn into an all-dayer by mixing a formal pair of shorts with this summers biggest trend, a floral t-shirt.
These shorts is so versatile, wear them casual with a t-shirt, smart casual with a shirt or formal by adding a blazer and tie, they all work. I styled my navy Spoke shorts with a T-shirt from Converse and some blue suede shoes by Kurt Geiger.
Spoke-london.com have a collection of 5 shorts (available in Reef, Tan, Navy, Olive, Slate) and update their looks regularly. As always they are quality products, fine fabric, branded buttons, patterned comfortable lining, ribbon detail and quality seaming & hemming.
If you head over there now, some of their shorts are 20% off, they retail at £59.00 which is great value for a pair of shorts will become a wardrobe staple and as with all Spoke-London products will last for a very long time.
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Photo Credit Sophie Milner