Choosing the summer's swim shorts of choice is a delicate decision. For a start, there's the length. While the dangers of shorty shorts are obvious, it's amazing how many still sit way too long on the leg, blocking out your one shot at a tan and making you like a schoolkid. Just above the knee is best, ensuring that your outfit won't become offensive when walking in town and downright obscene when you sit down.
Another option is buying shorts that are slightly too long and then rolling them up. These Nigel Cabourn (£269, End) shorts are long enough to be rolled to said optimum height and while the pattern won't be for everyone, they won't look out of place by the pool. Made in collaboration with ARN Mercantile, it lives up to the incredibly high standards set by the two designers. www.endclothing.co.uk