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  • Film by Mr Aaron Christian, Video Style Editor, MR PORTER
  • Words by Mr Chris Elvidge, Senior Copywriter, MR PORTER

Every man should own at least one good pair of shorts. Comfortable and relaxed, they're the perfect fair-weather fall-back, and, as MR PORTER's Style Director Mr Dan May demonstrates in our new video, there are a number of ways to wear them. To illustrate this point, we have chosen J.Crew's Stanton chino shorts. Constructed from rugged cotton twill, they are available on MR PORTER in a wide range of colours, but to emphasise their versatility we've chosen just one: a sun-bleached shade of lobster pink that brings to mind an East Coast sensibility, and imparts a summery, preppy flavour to each of our five looks. Shorts are inherently informal, and will likely never be appropriate for dinner at The Ritz, but it's possible nevertheless to dress them up or down to suit a variety of laid-back summer scenarios. Watch the video, above, or read on to find out more.

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