- Words by Mr Mansel Fletcher, Features Editor, MR PORTER
What's the most comfortable garment in the male wardrobe? Shorts, because they bring on a state of both physical and mental relaxation. For those men still waiting for winter to end the very thought of wearing shorts can bring a smile to the face, because they're so rich in associations with holidays, hot weather and well-earned downtime. This season there's a wide range of new shapes available, from voluminous leather basketball shorts to slim-fitting Italian tailored versions, so we've devised a guide to help you make the right choices. Whether you're looking for a pair that speak of laid-back weekends, the excitement of fashion week, a holiday in the tropics, or old-world elegance on the Italian Riviera, there's a style to suit.