fashion: short story

Paul Smith, Katharine Hamnett, Burro and Helmut Lang are in agreement. This summer, trousers are short; if you don't want to catch a chill around your nether regions, you, too, might have to board a plane for Cuba, as did stylist James Sleaford and photographer Jeremy Maher

Above right Pale blue striped polo shirt, pounds 105, light blue Bermuda shorts, pounds 99, both PS by Paul Smith, 43 Floral Street, London WC2 and Strand, 22 Queen Victoria Street, Leeds, enquiries 0171-379 7133; socks, pounds 12, by Paul Smith, as before; blue suede shoes, pounds 89, by Camper, 39 Floral Street, London WC2, enquiries: 0171-379 8678 Right Silver- blue jacket, pounds 85, and long shorts, pounds 95, both by Sharpeye, 2 Ganton Street, London W1; 0171-437 7916; socks by Paul Smith, as before; shoes, pounds 89, by Camper, as before Left White shirt, pounds 135, single-breasted fine pinstripe jacket, pounds 450, waistcoat, pounds 185, and shorts, pounds 175 all by Katharine Hamnett, 20 Sloane Street, London SW1, enquiries: 0171-823 1002; socks by Paul Smith and shoes by Camper, as before Above Denim shirt, pounds 75, by R Newbold, 7-8 Langley Court, London WC2, enquiries 0171-379 7133; stone needlecord fly-front sports jacket with drawstring, pounds 290, and matching knee-length shorts, pounds 110, both by Joe Casely Hayford, available from Liberty, Regent Street, London W1 and Jones, 13 Floral Street, London WC2, enquiries 0171-240 3572; socks, pounds 12, by Paul Smith, as before; cream lace-up boots, pounds 60, by Joe Casely Hayford, as before.

Right Stone button-up jacket, pounds 89, and matching shorts, pounds 69 both by Burro, 19a Floral Street, London WC2, and A2, 9 Ethel Street, Birmingham, enquiries 0171-240 5120; navy Aertex T-shirt (just seen), pounds 17, by French Connection, stores nationwide, enquiries 0171-399 7200; rucksack, pounds 55, by Burro, as before; socks, pounds 12, by Paul Smith, as before; ponyskin `Brother' boots, pounds 109, by Camper, as before, and Aspecto, 85-87 Bridge Street, Manchester, enquiries 0171-379 7500

White V-neck Aertex T-shirt, pounds 65, and cotton drill shorts, pounds 105, both by Helmut Lang Jeans, at Browns Focus, 38-39 South Molton Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-491 7833; socks by Paul Smith and boots by Joe Casely Hayford, as before Hair Nicole Jaritz

Stylist's assistant Sarah Gilfillan

Prints by Darren at Protocol

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