When it’s so hot out that you must part with your selvedge denim, the best alternative is the perfect pair of shorts. Meet the Gustin Chino Short, our take on the one pair of shorts we need to get through any hot day. They combine the ideal weight twill, a garment wash process for a truly lived in feel, a spot on fit, and our meticulous attention to detail in construction. We’re proud to hand craft these in the USA at a value that’s unmatched. Note: Owing to the trim fit of this garment, if you prefer a more relaxed fit, we recommend sizing up two sizes from your normal Gustin size.
These Gustin Chino Shorts are made from cotton twill from one of the finest mills in the USA. By now you know how important fabric is to us. We think it’s the centerpiece of a great garment and we’ve made it the focus of our entire company. Making a truly great pair of shorts requires the same great fabric as our best selvedge denim. It starts with weight. Shorts are for hot weather, and you want to simply feel at ease when you put them on. To us, a tightly woven, 5 ounce twill is the absolute sweet spot. This version is light, finely woven and dense. It retains a toughness, but the second you put the shorts on you feel good. To make this fabric even sweeter, we garment dye and wash each short. There is no better way to soften the shorts and give them an authentically lived in feel. This processing also lightly ages the color, in this case, a traditional khaki with a hint of red. This color is born to be paired with a crisp Oxford shirt. You can see highs and lows on the seams that make you feel as if you've owned this pair of shorts well for years. Overall, this is just the perfect twill for shorts.
We spent a lot of time perfecting the fit and construction of our shorts. They are tailored and comfortable. We really focused on getting the right drape, including a nicely tapered leg so that they look fitted. An inseam at 9” provides a middle ground on length. Construction is done the right way throughout: full two piece waistband, two welt back pockets (one with a flap closure to keep things secure), inset coin pocket in front, taped seams, YKK zip fly and our custom Corozo button on top.
Chino shorts of this quality, made in the USA are typically priced over $100. Our model allows us to offer you a much better value.