A Spotlight On: Shorts
There’s a storied history behind the humble short; it’s not always been the widely worn staple we know it as today. In fact, in the 1900s it was regarded as a go-between garment for young boys who were progressing from wearing long dresses in their toddlerdom – the end goal being trousers when they grew up into young men.
It’s hard to believe that the garment at one point simply wasn’t on the table at all. It was pants and pants only. It’s unclear exactly what, or who, was the catalyst for shorts becoming part of the mainstream, but one solid guess is that Nepalese soldiers started the trend in the 1800s - although for them it was more a matter of practicality in hot temperatures than a fashion-forward statement.
Today, shorts range from the classic Bermuda – which came about when a Bermuda tea shop owner had his workers’ pants shortened due to hot working conditions – to the comfy lounging shorts, the robust cargo options, the lightweight sporting picks, the swimming shorts… the list is endless.
Embraced by everyone from the haughtiest of fashion houses to the everyday comfort-seekers, it’s no lie to say that the right pair of shorts is an essential piece of clothing for just about everyone, so we’ve compiled some of our favourites for all your shorts-wearing needs.
Nike NRG Premium Essentials Fleece Shorts
Leisurewear doesn't get much better than the Nike NRG Premium Essentials Fleece Shorts. A lounging staple that's roomy, comfortable and suitable for slow-paced days of all kinds - plus it's signed off with a Swoosh, so you can be sure of Beaverton lineage.
adidas Originals Monogram Shorts
One for those who aren't pattern-shy, the adidas Originals Monogram Shorts come kitted out in Trefoils and are cotton-comprised for a breathable fit. An adjustable waist and roomy fit only add to the appeal.
Homegrown Ted Shorts
Picture the scene: warm, sunny days spent meandering around with your pals, not a care in the world, wearing these super comfy Homegrown Ted Shorts to keep you feeling cool all the way. Pretty nice thought, isn't it? With an elasticated waist, signature branding and cotton fabrics - these are a must.
The North Face 24/7 Shorts
The clue is in the name. These The North Face 24/7 Shorts can be worn for any activity you see fit - that includes workouts. FlashDry tech keeps things dry, whilst a breathable construction bolsters comfort throughout the day, and a zip pocket means you can transport any small items hassle-free.
Billionaire Boys Club Arch Logo Shorts
Casual comfiness at its best, the Billionaire Boys Club Arch Logo Shorts will add something high-end to your shorts selection. Embellished with the Arch logo and built with a roomy fit and soft cotton materials, you can return to these ones time and time again.
Find these and plenty more in our selection of shorts.