Seeing as it’s officially summer out there, now seemed like a good time to run through this season’s shorts selection. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to sacrifice strength in favour of a bit of leg-based temperature regulation, and because shorts are made in the same way as our world-renowned work-wear trousers - always built to last. Here’s what we’ve got…
The Painter Shorts probably don’t need much of an introduction. They’re basically a shorter version of our Painter Pants, made with all the useful details you’d expect from a true functional classic. That means they’ve got triple-needle flat felled seams, plenty of pockets and that trademark paintbrush loop (that also works nicely for BBQ tongs). Available in both hickory stripe or denim fabrics, they’re the ideal shorts for those who need a bit of extra strength - whether you’re hiking, camping or riding your bike into town.
The Fat Shorts are another summer-version of a time-honoured Stan Ray favourite, this time inspired by our Fatigue Pants. With an 11.5” inseam, these are a touch roomier and a bit longer than the Painter Shorts - making them perfect for anyone who likes things on the baggier side. They’re made from a custom-washed sateen fabric we had specifically made, which has a super-soft vintage feel, whilst still being seriously tough. You’ll get a lot of wear out of these.
And then there’s the Recreation Shorts. A new style for this summer, they’re a real relaxed pair of shorts which take inspiration from vintage climbing and beach pants. They’ve got a loose fit, and an elasticated, drawstring waist, and are made from lightweight tropical poplin. This densely woven fabric has a crisp and cool texture which makes these the ideal choice for when the mercury rises.
And finally, we’ve got the Volley Shorts. These are the shortest shorts we make, designed with the beach in mind. Made from lightweight poplin or rayon, with an internal mesh lining, they work just as well for splashing about in the water as they do throwing frisbees around on the shore—and thanks to their sharp design, you can wear these to the beach bar without looking like you’ve just come from swimming lessons.