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By Dan Copley, Digital Editor | June 2015

Every man needs at least one good pair of shorts, updated seasonally. When the sun comes out, make sure you’re not scrabbling around the back of your wardrobe searching out last summer’s bundled-up pair. Instead, you should be confident that you’re in possession of a selection of shorts that will work with any warm-weather look. With this in mind, let us introduce you to this season’s most important shorts styles and the men that modeled them.

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Chino Shorts

As soon as you own a pair of chino shorts, you’ll understand why they’re the most useful item in your wardrobe. Simply add a button-down collar shirt and you’ve nailed summer smart-casual or style with printed outerwear and you’re pretty much ready for anything the season can throw at you.

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Denim Shorts

If you’re heading to a festival and you need a pair of shorts that can withstand muddy fields and the occasional splatter from that tossed pint of questionable liquid, look no further than denim shorts. From ripped styles to spray-on skinnies to acid washes, the choice is huge too.

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Sweat Shorts

Relaxed, effortlessly cool and ideal for summer layering (yep, that’s a thing), you need to make room in your wardrobe for a pair of sweat shorts. Our tip? Use your sweat shorts to create contemporary slouchy silhouettes by styling them with a jersey roll neck or a boxy tee and lightweight jacket. Perfect for fans of subtle simple-but-effective style.

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Us men have a bad habit of hanging onto swim shorts for years and assuming that pair we bought back in 2006 will probably still be alright this summer. The truth is that like just about every other item in your wardrobe, you need to upgrade your swimwear at regular interviews. This summer we’re championing mid-thigh drawstring styles in a variety of prints and washed pastel shades.

Win a short break to Barcelona

You and 3 friends could be jetting off to Barcelona, one of Europe’s coolest cities. The prize includes flights, transfers, 2 nights of accommodation and £250 spending money To win this fantastic prize simply finish our short story over twitter: Hey @topman, today I’m wearing my #TopmanShorts to… Or snap yourself in your chosen pair and post with your story to Instagram






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