If you don’t love shorts, then I’m sorry, and what’s it like living in Antarctica? Freenote Cloth‘s Deck Short is the perfect companion for all of your New Americana-inspired wardrobe. Military-inspired D-pockets? Check. Available in four earth-tone-friendly colorways? Check. Japanese-sourced fabric and drawstrings? Check. YKK Zips? You got it. It’s like Freenote Cloth knows their demographic, or something.
Cut from Japanese-milled Bedford cord fabric, this fabric looks mighty nice and mighty tightly woven to help repel all the elements this summer. There’s no indication that they’re water-resistant, but I wouldn’t shy away from wearing them during the Family Reunion’s annual water balloon toss, and I wouldn’t worry too much about getting caught in a spell of summer rain while wearing these babies — like most things we cover, they’re going to get better with time.
Details include an elastic waistband, single shapely flap back pocket with button closure (welted pocket on the other cheek), zippered front fly, Japanese drawstring cinch, D-pockets for all the hand room you’ll ever need, and Dad-approved above-knee inseam.
Made in the USA and available for $160 at Manready Mercantile