Freenote Cloth Worker Chino Shorts

I have a hard time with shorts. I want to feel comfortable, but I also want to use precious time to fade my favorite jeans. If I’m wearing shorts, however, they better be damn good.

Freenote Cloth rises to the challenge with these damn good Worker Chino Shorts. These worker shorts are aptly named, made in the USA from a 100% cotton fabric — sourced from Japan — and they come in a vintage slim fit. They pay tribute to history’s best workwear and military chinos, but, unlike those classics, they let your calves breathe! Other details include custom leather patch, custom corozo buttons, bound seams, and herringbone fabric at the waistband and pocket bags.

These rough and ready shorts are available for $140 from Franklin & Poe.