I generally loathe Next. Their collection is the epitome of the blandness that pervades men’s high street fashion these days and their casual wear is made to such general specifications that they end up fitting everyone and no-one. Seems a little strong, doesn’t it?
Well, there are some things that Next do well. Like cheap but decent formal shirts, work trousers and black tees. And these shorts (£25). They’re simple, three quarter length shorts, but on the strength of a similar pair I purchased a few years ago, I bought these too. They’re a basic and essential item for Summer and that’s what Next seem to do best.