Beach gear gets a thumbs up. But corduroy beach gear? Under normal circumstances a big thumbs down, but Noah has been moving from strength to strength this summer, so let’s approach these cord shorts with an open mind.
Not your ordinary beach short, which is all about ease of wear and a pop of color, this one is made in Italy from a 14-wale 100% cotton corduroy fabric, and is done in three jewel-tones (yellow, new emerald, rose pink) and black. The shorts know their roots, with the easy elasticated waist with drawcord adjustment found on beach bottoms of the past, but have been paired with an assortment of trouser-style pockets (slash pockets at the sides, buttoned welt pockets at the back) that would enable you to wear this short far from the beach. Best of all, it’s got a fuller cut without going below the knee—the perfect fit.
Available for $138 at Noah.