Summer shorts and GuidoMaggi shoes — finding your perfect match

AT GUIDOMAGGI we aspire to keep our finger on the pulse of contemporary couture, to ensure you can get the most out of your footwear by accompanying it with apt accessories and alluring apparel

With jeans and joggers confined to their regular summer incarceration within wardrobes and drawers, sightings of bolder lower-limb attire have become increasingly common as a broader spectrum of shorts become available to the male market.

Recent years have seen a smorgasbord of noteworthy cut-offs at price points to suit all budgets, with a welcome return to the fore for pithier threads — the fusty adage of ‘nothing below the knee’ irrevocably confined to obsolescence.

Style conscious celebs such as Joey Essex and Pharrell Williams have blazed a trail for tailored shorts, bringing a new swag to the mainstream while receiving appreciative nods to their roles as gallant catalysts within an oft-neglected market sector.

Meanwhile, musicians Harry Styles and Tinie Tempah have opted for laissez-faire configurations; vivid standard and cargo fits recently spotted flanking their thighs in denim and 2-ply cotton respectively.

Styles, known for his love of all things Gucci, combines designer five-inch jean shorts — AKA jorts — alongside statement shoes and one tone tees to create distinct strains of 80s chic, met with the approval of fashionistas and fans alike.

But you don’t need to break the bank to find the right shorts to supplement your new Guidomaggi shoes.

Whether you adore shorter cut-offs or are open to embracing a longer short, your legs will appreciate you investing in a pair from our expertly compiled list below.

Cos organic denim shorts

This timeless slim fit short is crafted from organic cotton, ensuring a combination of robustness and effortless versatility seamlessly coupling with most of the items in your summer collection.

With semi-stretch material, Cos works on the ethos of making its products 100% circularity, meaning any discarded items can be reused — although these beauties are expected to last at least ten years, irrespective of how often you stick them on.

These shorts look great with: GUIDOMAGGI Acquaviva

Kapital wide-Leg patchwork poplin shorts

Kapital is a popular global brand emanating from Japan which focuses on arty, handicraft-inspired designs, something evident in these explosively colourful shorts.

Panelled in swatches of lightweight poplin and topped with an integrated logo-jacquard belt so you can adjust the fit. These shorts are a dream for sandal-wearers and those drawn to light coloured footwear.

These shorts look great with: GUIDOMAGGI Lipari

Gucci cotton drill shorts with patch

This gorgeous 100% cotton Italian cut blends a vintage wash effect with contemporary back button and rear G patch.

One of the most versatile pairs on our list, these shorts pays homage to Gucci’s heritage while hinting at its more recent direction. The uncorrupted simplicity makes them ideal for those craving something classy without being overtly formal.

These shorts look great with: GUIDOMAGGI Latina

The Elder Statesman striped organic cotton-knitted shorts

These multi-coloured, startling shorts are hand-knitted in Peru by expert artisans, who use organic cotton to create a unique and audacious choice of short.

The quality of the textured seed stitch gives a bobbled effect to these trendy short-shorts, which yearn for dark accompaniment both on the torso and feet.

These shorts look great with: GUIDOMAGGI Isili

Ralph Lauren slim fit stretch chino shorts

A sophisticated fabric and cut synonymous with the Ralph Lauren brand, the sandy tan hue omitted by this reimagination of classic khaki is sure to add vigour to even the most moribund of concomitant fashionwear.

In Italian stretch cotton, these slim fit shorts are garment-dyed to achieve increased softness and tonal dimension.

These shorts look great with: GUIDOMAGGI Faenza