Workwear trousers are available in a vast array of designs and styles, and with summer finally arriving, he said hopefully, maybe we could think of having shorts as part of the daily attire at work. While this won’t be right for all, let’s see where it would be appropriate.

If you work in a corporate organisation, or a professional office environment, then it is unlikely that shorts will be allowed under dress code regulations, after all meeting clients in a pair of shorts and a t-shirt probably doesn’t give out the right sort of image. However, in more relaxed areas, especially in the creative industries, this may be applicable, as shorts and a colourful shirt or polo shirt could give the right first impression to a potential client. Having worked in several types of office environments, I have experienced both , plus working in an office in a listed building where we not allowed to install air-conditioning so in the summer we had to wear shorts just to make the day bearable, but fun watching everyone else wander in to work in shirt and tie.

In outdoor working environments it is more acceptable to wear shorts as it makes working more comfortable, as long as any safety requirements are covered. Most workwear shorts come equipped with a multitude of pockets or equivalent so that tools can be accommodated so that hands remain free so the job can be accomplished. The Dickies Mens Industry 300 Two Tone Work Shorts are a prime example; made from a mix of polyester and cotton, these have an elasticated waist, two back pockets with flaps, and 2 cargo pockets with an additional mobile phone pocket. It’s even manufactured using Oeko-Tex accredited weaving, dyeing and finishing processes to minimise its environmental impact.

So whatever you choose for the office or outside, your workwear trousers don’t have to be full length for the summer months.