I may have had an epiphany. Since the Irish warm spells suitable for shorts-wearing are never quite that, well, warm, I reckon adopting Riccardo Tisci’s interpretation for shorts (LBS – leather black shorts) for SS09 (his first foray into menswear with Givenchy) – leather (worn over leggings? – optional) shorts – is one’s safest bet. Cool enough, what with their loose fit, to fend off overheating and warm enough in their leatheriness to prevent the onset of pneumonia!
However, any opportunity to emulate the style (which is certainly my only option) seems potentially catastrophic. Try a pair just a hair-width tighter/shorter and one ventures towards the land of Lederhosen, which aren’t so much repugnant for their S&M connotations, more for their inherent tacky kitsch. You have been warned.
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I think low-gloss buttery leather with a nice drape is key to making the lbs not too harsh. Great pick 🙂
I think you should try it.. I love it.xx-LJ from SOS!