With the sweltering heat of Nairobi sizzling our senses, it only makes sense we give ourselves relief by sporting sassy shorts, shirts and shoes. As men, we often neglect the functionality and sense of style that can be attributed to the right shirt, short and shoes combination.

Growing up, I wore school shorts until I was 14 and almost ended up wearing them in high school but luckily enough, I didn’t end up in a school where they wore them. To be really honest this was my first time wearing shorts since then so I felt a bit awkward.

Overall there’s a variety of shorts from which to choose from and therefore it’s important to make an informed choice when it comes to matters short. With that in mind here are some few tips to guide you in choosing and wearing you shorts.


  1. When in doubt, go for chino shorts. They are versatile and can easily fall on either side of the fashion scale. From formal to informal.
  2. If you choose to layer, go for light fabric materials. Remember your intention is to shield yourself from the heat.
  3. Wear the right cut of short. Avoid wearing shorts that are either too long or too short. Your aim is to look sassy not like a clown.
  4. Pairing shorts with the wrong kind of shoes is considered treason. Depending on the choice of short and occasion you could dress your shoes up or down. Most common shoes to go with shorts are crisp white sneakers.
  5. Wear a close fit short, preferably one that doesn’t wing at the bottom. This ensure your thigh don’t look thicker.

For this look I wore a pink band collar shirt, a short and a pair of grey Vans. I threw in a couple of accessories including a gold bracelet and a watch. Allen on the other hand went for a matching outfit from fala wear accessorized with a brown leather moon bag and a set of rings. Would you wear shorts. Let me know your views on the comment section below.Kwaheri!

6 Responses
  • Heena Suresh
    March 28, 2019

    I would wear shorts if I had the guts to walk around with my legs bare. 😂 Feel me?

    I still don’t get how you do it. You make fashion seem so simple yet I spend hours picking my usual black outfits everyday. You need to teach me some of your techniques. 😘

    As always, superb!. May I say you need to wear shorts more often? 🙊 You look hot in them 😍😉

    • bill
      March 28, 2019

      I feel you Suresh.Sporting a short can be a gamble.Thank you so much!

  • Sandy
    March 29, 2019

    Shorts FTW!
    You look great 💜

    • bill
      April 25, 2019

      Shorts all day all ,all night,24/7,365 ,shorts all the way! Thanks Sandy.

  • nicolialia pizzeria
    May 28, 2019

    Excellent post. I am facing many of these issues as well.

    • bill
      May 29, 2019

      Thank you!

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