Sun At Last! The Big Short(s) Edition

Summer’s here, and about time too – what happened with May? Anyway, spirits are high, beer gardens are full and good summertime gear is pouring through the doors here at Yards, ready for all your sun-loving antics. With it getting to above the 15-degree mark pretty much everyday now, the shorts are fast appearing on every man and his dog.

Apart from those true die-hard short wearers who have them on in January during the midst of a snowstorm, the rest of us are probably umm-ing and ahh-ing about what shorts to buy. Baggy ones, slim ones, elasticated waistbands, button-up closure, cotton, nylon, packable, stackable, the list is endless… and that’s before you’ve got to decide on the colour. Do you want some mental tie-dye, casual prints, or some low-key tonal everyday wonder? There’s a lot to think about, so we thought we’d put together a small collection of some of our favourites.

For fans of the easy-breezy elasticated waistband type shorts, we’ve got a couple of killer options from Portuguese nautical-inspired brand La Paz. The Formigal Beach Shorts are crafted from a plush baby-cord fabric that’s extremely soft and easy wearing. Finished off with a natural rope tie waistband, these are a great daily short that we’ve got in both navy and cendre blue.

French brand Olow offer up the Bodhi Shorts that are a summer-friendly dream pair of shorts. They’re light, breathable and are made from soft-wearing 100% lyocell that’ll keep you coming back day after day. Available in Prussian blue and olive.

Workwear and utilitarian kings of contemporary clothing, Carhartt WIP unsurprisingly make some of our favourite all-action shorts. For fans of all things technical, the Hurst Short is made from a water-repellent mechanical stretch fabric and is complete with an adjustable waistband, two back-zippered pockets and a reflective Carhartt C logo on the back. Available in both a hurst green and glaze colourway.

The outdoor experts Patagonia make some of the greatest outdoor gear in the world, and their shorts are no exception. The world-renowned baggies short makes a re-appearance in a classic stone blue colourway, but this time in the updated Baggies Lights 6.5, which have a slightly shorter and more contemporary inseam. Lightweight and durable, these all-activity shorts are fit for just about anything, swimming, running, chilling… you get the pictures. For the eco-conscious amongst us, they’re made from 100% recycled polyester ripstop, and are destined to last for decades.

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