The combination of a long-sleeved top with short bottoms is one of my favorites for transitional dressing. Sleeves can easily be rolled up or down according to the wind, and the tension between a modest top and leg-baring shorts is something I always find intriguing. I like to think of it as the men’s equivalent of the long-sleeved minidress.
A popular men’s magazine once said never to wear long jackets with shorts, or to carry a bag smaller than an A4 sized folder. Frankly, I find more fun flailing my jacket bare-legged in the wind and clutching my pop of orange than having the satisfaction of following set rules.
photographs by Hudson Shively