When a clothing brand can give you a 5-year guarantee on their shorts, you know they’re serious in making them (and also proud of them.) Guarantee on bags are common but shorts? That’s right. One example is Orlebar Brown, the premium swim shorts maker hails from London.
Orlebar Brown doesn’t just make swim shorts – they also make tailored shorts, such as this 100% cotton “Norwich” Shorts. The “Norwich” is well-cut, looks smart, and it features four-part waistband with adjustable side fasteners that are normally only found on tailored suit pants.
I have a pair of these shorts and I can say their quality is superb. After 2 years of frequent wear, the shorts did age and the color did fade a little, but the shorts are still very sturdy and in great shape. Some cotton shorts tend to “thin” and lose its shape over time, but not this one. No stitching came away, and the zipper is still working as good as new.
Retailed at $265, it might sounds like a lot of money for just a pair of shorts. But if the design is classy and I can wear it for the next 5 years, I’m OK with that.