A short based on one of our favorite, oldest pant styles—the Florence. I am decidedly not a shorts person, 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 the 1930s and 1940s tap shorts with a narrow waist and wide, full thigh opening. 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. The hem hits right around mid-thigh, which feels comfortable in terms of coverage but still keeps most of your legs out in the open air. In super soft and drapey silk crepe, these feel like absolutely delicious pajama shorts that you can also totally wear in public.
The wide, full silhouette creates 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). They are nostalgic and quite modern at the same time.
Material & Care: Silk Crepe
100% Silk, GOTS and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. Washed Silk Crepe that drapes and moves like liquid. Muted, ultra-soft feel with a barely-there sheen that comes alive with movement. This extremely high-quality silk was developed in a custom, substantial weight and is meant to be worn and loved.
Silk is a natural fiber with inherent breathability and strength. This weave has a finer, more consistent look than some of our other fabrics, but it still has occasional variations. Color will vary from dye lot to dye lot. While silk is a very strong fiber, it is still a natural material that can and will break down over time. To ensure your garment lasts as long as possible, do not wear tighter than intended and pay attention to tension or pressure on the seams.
Machine wash on gentle cycle with cold water and air dry or tumble dry on low heat. Hems, necklines, and sleeves will wrinkle. Press with steam to shape, and they'll return to crisp edges. Ensure that you wash gently and often (oils and bacteria sitting in material for extended periods of time cause premature breakdown, as does too frequent washing at high temperatures).
Silk is a natural fiber and is expected to wear and fade over time, which we love.
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