clyde work short

Cotton Canvas

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  • Description

    We're updating our WWC in early 2019! We are working on developing a new supply chain for our Cotton Canvas (We LOVE our current Cotton Canvas, but cotton is not the easiest on the environment, and we're exploring fully recycled options!). We don't want to invest in relaunching this style in a material that's in flux, so the Clyde Work Short in Cotton Canvas will be temporarily discontinued at the end of January of 2019. You can expect to see this style return in Cotton Canvas in 2020!

    A short based on one of our most popular, practical pant styles - the Clyde. I am decidedly not a shorts person - I don't like showing skin, and short lengths on anything usually make me uncomfortable. But dressing comfortably for warm climates almost always requires some kind of alternative to pants, and I wanted to tackle the challenge.

    The silhouette I'm most drawn to is that of 1930s and 1940s tap shorts, with a slim waist and wide, full thigh opening. To create the most flattering division of leg, I aimed to follow the rule of thirds, with the distance from natural waist to hem of the shorts taking up about one third of total leg length. This also puts the hem of the shorts at the part of the thigh that has just begun to taper in circumference, which slims the leg visually. Those factors combined with the wide, full silhouette create a beautiful shape that still feels modest and elegant. A generous inseam makes them practical and wearable (everybody knows that a one or two inch inseam on shorts is a recipe for discomfort).

    These are incredibly versatile with our classic Clyde pockets and durable topstitching. Distinctly utilitarian in feel, I picture these being right at home on an archaeological dig. But also very wearable for a weekend brunch and trip to the park.

    Sturdy, durable cotton canvas that has body and structure.

    Quick Info

    - Wide, full shorts with deep side pockets
    - Elastic, high-rise waist
    - Hits mid-thigh
    - 100% Cotton Canvas
    - Available in 000-16
    - Cut and sewn to order, just for you, in our Nashville studio

  • Material & Care

    Cotton Canvas

    100% Cotton

    This heavyweight cotton canvas is a real workhorse fabric. The weave is one of the most durable - resisting pilling, thinning, and tearing by nature of its very structure. It has sturdy body and weight and will break in and patina beautifully with wear. It's structured with a distinctly architectural feel - looks ultra sharp pressed to a crisp finish, but also excellent rumpled and worn. It holds its color, washes and wears consistently, is adaptable to all sorts of applications and climates, and has the nostalgia and security of a thoroughly American fabric.

    Available in five classic, simple colors - warm "Natural," classic "Khaki," rich mustardy "Clay," "Dark Navy," and deep "Black."

    Machine wash cold, tumble dry warm. Press on low with steam to remove wrinkles, or leave unpressed for a perfectly unfussy look.

  • Sizing & Fit

    Intended to have a comfortable, relaxed fit through the waist and hip and a roomy cut through the thigh. Wider at the thigh than our full-length Clyde Work Pant, but the waist and hip will fit the same as the pant. Elastic waist allows for wiggle room between sizes - choose your size based on how slim/relaxed you'd like the hips and thigh to fit. Size down for a fitted look, size up for a roomier, relaxed fit. Modest but sporty mid-thigh length.

    Available in sizes 00-16. See our size chart to determine your size.

    A shorts version of our Clyde Work Pant. Waist and hips should fit identically to our current Clyde pattern, however, the thigh opening is much roomier to create a better silhouette (the thin Clyde thigh would have been a bit too Bermuda-short-ish). You should be able to safely order your preferred Clyde size for the same fit in waist/hip. Consider that the linen is softer and stretchier than cotton!

  • Shipping & Returns

    Your ES garment is cut, sewn, washed, dried, and packed up for you all in our Nashville warehouse. We encourage you to read a couple of our favorite blog posts on pricing and Liz’s entrepreneurial story while you wait!

    Once your garment arrives, we hope it becomes the most trusted piece in your wardrobe. If you’d like return for store credit or exchange for another size/style, that’s no problem. Return shipping is on us. Email to begin the process!

    Read more about our Return Policy here.