We probably already jinxed it with our post about tees, but we hope the warm weather continues so we can let our shins out! Our short collection is pretty deep so we thought we’d make another go-to guide if you’re looking for relief in the Sun.
Some good basic options come from Norse Projects and Carhartt W.I.P. this season but that shouldn’t surprise anyone. The Aros and Sid chinos are staples year round and aside from the loss in length, all the details and sturdy construction remain intact. The Aros Short from Norse comes in a standard fit that can work with most body types without the need to size up. Using an Italian fabric, the mercerized cotton is dyed and washed to achieve colours that will last years. Detroit’s favourite short comes a bit on the slimmer side but thanks to the Lamar Stretch Twill used, movement and overall comfort is unrestricted. The colours you’d need for daily wear are available from both but Norse throws in a Sunwashed Yellow to brighten up the mix.
Going into some of the more militant and laid back options at the shop, a clear standout is the Trestles Short from TSPTR that flips a classic in a vibrant way for SS19. Styled off of fatigue cutoffs worn by returning troops from Vietnam, these beach ready knee relievers are just as durable and wearable as their OG counterpart. S.K. Manor Hill and Battenwear bring lightweight fabrics and functionality to the table with their Convoy Short and Camp Short. The seersucker like fabric and oversized fit offered by S.K Manor is something everyone can get on board with if humidity scares you. As an added bonus, instead of reaching blindly for that left back pocket you gain a handy front thigh pocket for your valuables. The almost “see through” twill and pockets of the Camp Short from Battenwear make it one of the most practical choices if you happen to travel from point a to b and back again this Summer. With more zippers and pockets than your backpack, its belted waistband makes for an easy and snug fit during all activities!
Save Khaki United has been with us for some time now and their approach to warm weather fashion is right up our alley. All you need to know about the Easy Short is that it has a drawstring waist, 3 pockets and that they are shorts. Coming in a corduroy variety, adding to their comfort, S.K.U. doesn’t back down from a lack of air conditioning. Now, if you find yourself fortunate enough to kick back by the water this season the Marina Shorts should be on your legs. Arpenteur’s latest are cargo pocketed for a days needs but come with outseam tape if you have to look the part.
Hopefully you’ve found a lucky pair of calf enhancers to take home with you but if not don’t fret, we have 3 full pages of shorts waiting to be tried on!