About our shorts for men

For over a century, Hawes & Curtis has been offering the highest quality designer menswear. Ever since our founding on Jermyn Street in 1913, we have prided ourselves on offering clothing that is of a quintessentially British style. We go beyond formalwear and firmly believe that we must put as much effort into our casual lines of clothes. On this page we are proud to offer shorts for men in the classic chino style.

"Chinos" actually developed from military wear in the nineteenth century. The British and French armies started crafting uniforms out of chino cloth because the twill fabric was both durable and comfortable to wear. The cloth migrated to civilian wear in the 20th century, most commonly in the form of trousers which ended up taking on the name of the cloth. They became popular as part of the "preppy" look and today are used as comfortable smart casual wear, particularly as both shorts and long trousers.

Our chino shorts are perfect when you are off duty on a warm day outside or around the house. We make them from the most luxurious cotton for a pair of men's shorts that are both durable and comfortable. Our chinos are made of 97% cotton and 3% elastane to give added flexibility in fit.

Our men's chino shorts come in a variety of both bright and subtle colours that you can mix and match with your casual shirts. They are also garment dyed, which creates a softer texture, prevents the colours from running and further prevents shrinkage in the wash. When you purchase our chinos you know that the fit you start with will maintain itself even after several wears.

Our chinos include two side pockets and two back pockets. They are fastened with a zipper and button top. They go well with t-shirts for a relaxed look or polo shirts for a smart casual look. Add a leather belt and a pair of casual shoes for a sharp look that still allows you to be active outside.

Browse our chino offerings and find the colours that pair well with your other casual clothes. We are certain that when you try our chinos you will make Hawes & Curtis your provider of choice for casual shorts.