The PS short


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

Available in two styles - a sharp navy and a washed green - the PS shorts can be worn with a button-down shirt and suede loafers, or a T-shirt and trainers (and everything in between). 

Both styles have turn-ups and pleats, while the smarter navy adds side adjusters, an extended waistband and horn buttons. 

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 halfway in between - a nicey straight cut, tapering slightly to 4cm turn-ups."

Made in Italy by tailoring specialist Rota, the shorts are made with top-level hardware, linings and finishing. The navy has a refined finish inside, with shirt-fabric apron and pocket lining, while the garment-washed green has a plain finish with an interior pocket. 

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) 48.5 49 49.5 50
Inside leg
Front rise 23 23.5 24 24.5
Back rise 36.7 37.7 38.7 39.7