Shorts are, in a very literal sense a shorter version of trousers, generally going down to the thighs or the knees – though shorts can be as high above or low below the knee as the wearer dares!
Until the early 19th and 20th Century, shorts were only worn by boys as an outer layer of clothing until they reached a certain age or height. This changed after the Second World War, when soldiers started wearing shorts more frequently, especially in the summers and shorts became an important wardrobe staple for grown men.
Generally a pair of shorts is classified under casual clothing and typically worn in casual settings. Denim shorts came into fashion in the late 20th Century and can be paired with just about anything, ranging from shirts to t-shirts, or even jackets to hoodies.
Although denim isn’t the first material to come to mind for Australian summers, they are actually very good at keeping you looking and feeling cool all year round. At Ed Harry, we provide a large range of designs, patterns, colours and even lengths for you to choose from, so that you can find the perfect pair of denim shorts for your style.