With the summer very nearly here we wanted to share ‘Short Stories’ by Topman- a focus on their new short shapes and fits with a focus on four key categories or ‘stories’: denim, chino, sweat and swim.

Every gentleman needs at least one solid pair of shorts, updated each summer. Or better, a selection of shorts that will work with any sunny-weather look. Topman have a selection of this season’s most important shorts styles and you could even win a trip to Barcelona for you and 3 friends (see below).

Chino Shorts

Pair with a button-down collar shirt to conquer that timeless, smart-casual classical look. Or style with printed outerwear to modern things up a touch.

Denim Shorts

Denim shorts are best worn at a festival- designed to withstand muddy fields and worse. From ripped styles to spray-on skinnies to acid washes, there are endless options.

Sweat Shorts

Relaxed and effortless- wear your sweat shorts to create a contemporary look by styling them with a jersey roll neck or a boxy tee and lightweight jacket. Possibly our favourite look of the summer, comfortable yet stylish with cleverly tailored sweats and easily styled up or down.

Swim Shorts

There’s no excuse for old, baggy swim shorts- faded with years of use. You need to upgrade your swimwear at regular intervals. This summer opt for mid-thigh drawstring styles in a variety of prints and washed pastel shades. No longer reserved for the sea or swimming pools, swim shorts are a fashion statement in their own right.

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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