Is it just us, or did Spring take the year off? Around these parts it went from being forty degrees and rainy to a balmy ninety degrees plus unrelenting sun, Baltimore-style. Generally we’re not the shorts-advocating type (call us old fashioned– go ahead, we don’t mind), but something about desperate times, and… well, here we are. If you must wear shorts, folks, at least have the decency to do a shade or two better than the ill-fitting khaki numbers you’ve had since your college days. This rather dashing pair from A Kind Of Guise, for instance– they’re not your grandad’s shorts. Actually, they sort of are– the classic stripe in this timeless colorway has a bit of an old-fashioned bathing costume look to it, while the updated cut keeps these shorts from being either too revealing (ugh) or too old-mannish (double-ugh). So yeah, forget what we said– long live the shorts. But, y'know, only when absolutely necessary. Get them here.