What You Didn’t Want
There weren’t enough pockets
They weren’t tough enough
They were uncomfortable
The materials weren’t up to scratch
Shorts for All Scenarios
The Military Shorts are our take on the classic military fatigue design. Sort of like stripped-back cargo shorts, they’re perfect for walking, camping, pootling around by the lake…Whatever other adventures you got planned.
MADE FROM STERN STUFF
Like the original fatigues worn by the US Army in the ‘50s, we made our Military Shorts from 300g/m2, two-ply, 100% organic, breathable sateen cotton. Bit of a mouthful that—but in layman’s terms, it’s tough stuff.
Whilst some heavy-duty fabrics can be a little bit on the coarse side, that sateen cotton has a crisp, satin-y feel to it. Slicker than a non-stick frying pan, you’ll be the fastest down the slide at the adventure playground.
Short, but not too short, the Military Shorts have a classic mid-length shape so the hem sits comfortably above the knee. You’ll be pleased to hear that these are a long way from ‘shants’ territory.
TRIED AND TESTED
The Military Shorts went through three prototypes before they got to the majestic state they’re in today. Based on our ultra-comfy (and ultra-tidy) Tough Trousers, they’re honed and refined for modern life.
FOUR IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
With those four big patch pockets there’s more than enough room for all those important bits and bobs you can’t live without. We even reinforced the stitching, so you won’t have to spend half your holiday combing the beach for your house keys.
Backing up that tough fabric there’s a reassuringly hefty YKK zip, along with some particularly tasty horn and corozo buttons keeping those back pockets - not to mention the fly - secure. Details matter.
THE LORDS OF LEGWEAR
The Military Shorts were made in Portugal by Expotime, the same skilled bunch who made our Heavy Chinos and our Light Trousers. If you were lucky enough to grab them, you know what fine work this lot do.
Hardy yet sharp, tough but refined, think of the Military Shorts as a leatherman you can wear - they’ll handle whatever summer chucks your way. From poolside sundowners to hiking the hills, the Military Shorts will do the job with style and ease.
All production steps for your Military Shorts
What goes into making your Military Shorts. The materials have travelled a total of 11,702 km (7,271 miles) from field to doormat.
Harvesting and preparing the organic cotton
Farming cooperatives Turkey and Kirghizistan
Red Wolf Srl et Subbifil Spa Italy
Tessitura Fratelli Toia Srl Italy
Social certifications : GRS, OCS
Gaspare Tronconi Industriale Srl Italy
Social certifications : GRS, OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Social certifications : ICS Grade B
Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each pair of Military Shorts we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:
of CO2 emitted
The equivalent of 39.5 km (24.5 miles) by car.
of phosphor released in the water
The equivalent of growing 2.7 kg of apples.
The equivalent of 17.5 of heating (in average flat).
NO SWEAT !
We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how many pieces of the same item you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.
Easy to change sizes
If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.
IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT
Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.