Scramble in Sashiko with Momotaro’s Nylon Sashiko Climbing Shorts

Shorts season is well and truly upon us and Momotaro might just have dropped the shorts of the summer. Their Nylon Sashiko Climbing Shorts are the perfect combination of seasonal gorp and the Japanese brand’s refusal to compromise on craftsmanship.

For these shorts, Momotaro’s denim craftsmen turned their hands to nylon. Used to the ruggedness of denim, the Kojima craftsmen had to find innovative ways to weave and sew the light nylon to produce a beautiful, subtle sashiko fabric, which helps to strengthen the fabric. The rich indigo dye they’ve used is fantastic, achieving a depth of color not often seen on outdoor fabrics. This means that these shorts will wear and fade similarly to your favorite pair of jeans to create something truly unique.

However it doesn’t stop there: the shorts have a wide leg that stops just above the knee and an adjustable, elastic waistband for extra comfort — the classic ‘climbing short’ formula. Momotaro has created something truly special here, perfect for the mountains, the city, and everything in between.

Available at Redcast Heritage for $277.