The Military Shorts Care Guide

May 04, 2021

No nonsense here


After a few weeks of sterling work your hardy warm weather shorts might need a break from the heady thrills and spills of summer life. Mainly the spills… beer, salt water, mud, sweat… you know how it is. Time to treat them to a little spa session, in the washing machine.

Just pop them inside out and wash them at 30°C max with similar colours. You can wrap with an 800 rpm spin cycle. Not too tricky.

We recommend liquid detergents because the powdered ones usually leave marks on dark colours, and we always push for gentler, organic detergents. Stay well clear of any that contain bleaching agents.


No shortcuts! Please don’t bung these in the tumble dryer, it could damage the fibres and ruin the shape of your shorts. Give the smart meter a break and let your shorts air dry in a well-ventilated spot, away from direct sunlight. That’ll also give you a head start on the next step.


If you’re the ironing sort, give your shorts a few passes at 110°C. Avoid the seams and the fabric will look as smooth as new. Make sure your iron's clean, otherwise, it could mark the sateen.


So there you have it. Told you it was no-nonsense stuff, didn’t we? If we've missed something or you have any questions hit us up in the comment section below or here

We'll be back in touch in a couple of weeks to see how you're getting on.

Until then,

The Asphalte Team:

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