We salute the simple awesomeness of the Bermuda Short, in particular this nice pair from Paris-based designer Hartford. Available in brown or light blue, this particular classic lightweight cotton Bermuda short features five external pockets and a buttoned internal pocket, a button closure, zip fly and belt hooks.

Priced at $165, these shorts require only a crisp, white T-shirt and some killer sandals to complete a mostly perfect look for those hot summer days. Mr. Porter (our favorite new site) suggests a Calvin Klein T-shirt and Polo Ralph Lauren sandals.

But the beauty of the Bermuda shorts is that hey are versatile. Oh so very versatile. And that’s why it’s vital to have a rockin’ pair on hand.

A side note about Bermuda shorts: they are identified as Bermuda shorts by the fact that they end above the knee. They are so called because they were originally popular in the British territory of Bermuda, accepted as formal wear in the hot weather if worn with knee-length socks.

Okay, back to the shorts. Feel free to throw on a light sweater if the temp dips when the sun goes down. The Bermuda Shorts says ‘Bring it on – I go with anything!’ [via mrporter]