The New Shorts

Military Green


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  • Generous, straight cut
  • Made in Portugal from 100% organic cotton
  • Elasticated waistband with drawstring

Military Green

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Something Fresh under the Sun

Your Legs Won't Believe It

The problems you had with your shorts in the past.


They lost their shape


The cut was all over the place


The pockets weren’t practical


The colours didn’t hold up

Heatwave forecast? Here’s the short of it.

Brand New Feeling

Every summer, it's the same old story, and frankly, it’s about time we did something about it. Switching between football shorts and knee-length chinos gets old real quick. So, we decided to take matters into our own hands and create a piece that lives up to the challenge. Simple, effective, and comfy shorts to jump into every morning from May to September. Enter the New Shorts.

Summer-Ready Denim

We graced our New Shorts with a quality 310 gr/m2 denim. It's lighter than our jeans, obviously being for the summer, but dense enough to stand up to abuse and give a flawless drape. Plus, this fabric is 100% certified organic cotton. And because we're always reaching for more, we went for a double certification: Oeko-tex to ensure chemical-free, and RegenAgri, supporting regenerative agriculture. Soft on the planet, the people who make them and those of you smart enough to preorder a pair.

A Cut Above

Sure these are laid-back shorts, but we didn’t skimp on the design. Far from it. We developed a unique, never seen before at Asphalte. It's roomy and on the shorter side. Getting it just right was a challenge, but we're 100% convinced we got there in the end, ready to let you loose on the summer. Ease of comfort, relaxation, and breeziness: the whole lot turned up to 11.

Your waist’s best friend

Above 20°C, nothing's worse than feeling constricted. It might seem like a small detail, but trust us, the elasticated waistband makes all the difference. We’re pretty sure we don’t have to explain to you how elastic works, but nonetheless, these beauties keep everything comfortably in place even if you go nuts on the summer delights. In case you do feel the need to self-impose, we’ve added a drawstring. It also just looks good.

3 Pockets at Your Service

There are two side pockets for collecting ice cream napkins and a nice rear patch pocket. Besides structuring the back of the New Shorts, it promises secure storage for your Airbnb keys thanks to its zip closure. You can leave your metal detector marathon at home this year.

New Shorts, Same Sustainability

These Shorts are one of the friendliest items for the planet that we’ve ever developed. We traced it from A to Z, as always, and the result is genuinely impressive. The cotton is harvested and prepared in Spain, the spinning, weaving, and dyeing are mastered by Candiani, our leading Italian eco-friendly denim producer, before heading to Portugal for the final garment make. In the end, that’s just about 4,000 km from end to end, which sounds massive but in our trade is unheard of. When we say we're aiming for the best quality-price-impact ratio on the market, we’re not messing about.

A Quartet of Colours

Colour-wise, we aimed for summer shades that can seamlessly transition through the other warmer moments of the year. An impossible-to-fault stone, a foolproof olive green, a rather pleasant camel, and a timeless navy. Gentlemen, place your bets.

Easy Maintenance

Your New Shorts are also a cinch to care for: stick them in the washing machine on a regular 30°C cycle with no more than a 600 rpm spin cycle. That's more than enough. After that, just let them air dry away from direct sunlight, and you're all set.

A Long Story in the New Shorts

Pretty as a picture, soft as a lamb, clean as a new penny, and comfortable like no other, our New Shorts are available for preorder until midnight on Sunday. If we were you, we wouldn't let them slip by, especially at this price. Time to decide.

All production steps for your New Shorts

What goes into making your New Shorts? The materials have travelled a total of 4,807 km (2,987 miles) from field to doormat.

Harvesting and preparing the certified cotton

Farming cooperatives Spain

Spinning, weaving, dyeing and treatment

Candiani Italy

Social certifications : ISO 9001, ISO 45001, OCS, GRS

Garment make

Malhas Sonix Portugal


Road haulage

Environmental Impact

Our aim is to give you as much information as possible so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each pair of New Shorts we produce expressed in simple terms. There’s no point hiding from it:

4.03 kg

of CO2 emitted

The equivalent of 41.6 km (25.8 miles) by car.

0.22 g

of phosphor released in the water

The equivalent of growing 3.6 kg of apples.

66.54 MJ

energy depletion

The equivalent of 22.5 h of heating (in avg. flat).


Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide, the cost of which is automatically calculated at checkout. For all deliveries to the UK, within the European Union, Switzerland and Norway we charge a flat fee of 9€. For other European countries we charge 15€, please check our FAQ for the full list of countries included. All other countries are charged at 25€.

Easy to change sizes

If you get the wrong size or colour, fear not, we will exchange your item in no time. These are free for orders in the European Union and the UK. For all other countries, we only ask you to cover the cost of the return and we’ll take care of the cost of sending out any exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.


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 tell us straight. So long as the item is returned in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, we will give you a full refund. No worries. For more details see our terms and conditions.

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