Dad's shorts are back

June 3, 2008 5:17:23 PM PDT
Did you ever think you would say that your dad's Bermuda shorts are cool?You book reservations at a trendy new restaurant and you have to call your mom to make sure your Dad doesn't show up looking like he is on a Carnival Cruise Ship. But fashion always seems to come back around. And after 40 years, your Dad is hip again.

Dress shorts are back, whether they are plaid, striped, seersucker or even red; the louder?the better, says Brad Habansky, owner of Guise/Chic in Chicago. The difference is the cut. The fit is slimmer, just like a slim cut dress pant, but cut off at the knee.

So how do you wear these new trendy shorts without looking like your Dad? Easy, throw on a solid t shirt and flip flops or canvas sneakers. Or dress it up with a solid polo shirt or even a solid long sleeved button up. You can add a dressier sandal or even a loafer with no socks. Don't be afraid to wear this out at night, even to the new hip lounge.

Habansky says you can wear your dad's shorts and look cool. Here's some ways to pull off this look favored by several big-name stars! For more information visit Guise/Chic, 2128 N. Halsted in Chicago, IL 60614; www.guisechic.com

Look 1 - Jake Gyllenhaal
Model ? Jeff

White Button down shirt ? Rag and Bone $225
Blue and white striped shorts ? Hartford $165
Navy sneakers ? Superga $80

Look 2 ? Chris Evans
Model ? Rick

Green/purple striped button down shirt ? Theory $145
Khaki shorts ? Flippa K $199

Look 3 ? Ryan Gosling
Model ? Jake

Grey hoodie ? Acne Jeans $225
Red, white and blue plaid shorts ? Steven Alan $135
Navy polo ? 429 $58

Look 4 ? Joe Trohman
Model ? John

Green shorts ? Rag and Bone $185
Girl face t-shirt "couple m" ? George $65

Look 5 ? David Beckham

Black cashmere sweater ? Helmut Lang $370
New matrix blue plaid short ? Unruly Heir $155

Look 6 ? Gavin Rosedale
Model - Travis

Brown striped jacket ? Oliver Spencer $549
Brown striped shorts ? Oliver Spencer $189
White long sleeve button down ? Acne Jeans $255


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