The PS short

£185.00

Note: The 2022 iteration has one pleat, not two, and the navy model is now in the washed make, like the khaki and green. 

A classically styled, straight-cut short for smarter summer dressing.

The PS shorts can be worn with a button-down shirt and suede loafers, or a T-shirt and trainers (and everything in between). 

The shorts have turn-ups and pleats. 

Says Simon: "In my view, most brands try to put too much style into shorts. They are either surprisingly tapered, which is rarely flattering and often uncomfortable, or they’re big and wide, a traditional cut but again not one which suits most men.

"The PS Short is moderate. A flattering halfway point. It's what most men want out of trousers, frankly, and certainly what they want out of shorts. Most men already feel self-conscious wearing shorts: the last thing they want is for them to be attention-grabbing."

The PS shorts have a straight cut in the leg, finishing an inch above the knee. They have a medium rise, slightly higher at the back, and a 4cm turn-up.

Made in Italy by tailoring specialist Rota, the shorts are made with top-level hardware, linings and finishing. All shorts have a soft garment washed finish.

For more details on the development process behind the shorts, their design and make, see the launch post here. (Note that the navy is now also in a washed make, like the khaki and green.)

The shorts can also be altered, to find the perfect fit. More detail on that on the most recent launch article here.  

They are available in four sizes: small, medium, large and extra-large, equivalent to Italian sizes 46, 48, 50 and 52. 

Size 46 48 50 52
Waist (circumference, cm) 81 85 89 94
Bottom (same) 52.5 54 55 56
Outside leg (without waistband) 44.5 45 45.5 46
Inside leg
21.5
21.5
21.5
21.5
Front rise 23 23.5 24 24.5
Back rise 36.7 37.7 38.7 39.7