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Foundation Shorts

Foundation Shorts

Regular price $68.00 USD
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  • Perfect Fit

    Engineered using shorts from our archive, the fit of Foundation Shorts is truly incredible. Smaller front panels allow the legs to create shape without restricting movement. Split hems are incorporated for added mobility.

  • Waxed Stretch Cotton Fabric

    New and improved waxed cotton fabric developed exclusively for Shorts Archive. Medium weight 97% cotton, 3% elastic fabric is treated with a wax finish. The wax finish makes the fabric hydrophobic to reduce odors from sweat. Elastic in the weft provides a generous horizontal stretch. The material becomes softer with wear and wash.

  • Elastic Waistband and Drawstring

    Foundation Shorts have a highly adjustable waistband that is stitch reinforced to maintain the integrity of the elastic. The extended drawstring can be cut to the wearer's preferred length.

  • Side Seam Pockets

    Deep pockets are a must for any pair of shorts. Side seam pocket construction is simple and subtle, perfectly suited to carry all your essentials.

  • Wallet Welt Pocket

    Conor's personal touch, the wallet pocket located on the back left panel comes straight from the designer's daily experience. A signature to the Shorts Archive pocket system.

  • Faux Button Fly

    One of the most interesting features is a button fly that is not functional. The buttons create a cosmetic effect where the fabric covering them fades with their imprint. At any point one desires, the buttons could be easily removed without compromising the construction of the garment.

  • No colors, logos, or excessive adornments the Foundation speaks for itself

    Developed out of our personal need for an affordable short that is up to the standards of high fashion designers, the Foundation is crafted primarily with performance, quality, and fit in mind. Most brands rely on name recognition, fancy colors, or logos to push their product. Foundation Shorts need none of these things to stand out.

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  • Amazing Quality

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "The quality and material is amazing. Not gonna find shorts like these anywhere for a decent price. Glad to be part of the journey before you take off!"

  • Goated

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "These Foundation shorts are actually goated! Gym, functions or anywhere, I'm wearing em nonstop"

  • Great Shorts

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Just got the shorts in. The material and fit is unlike anything else on these! Especially at this price point" -Stilian

  • Buying Another

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Quality so good I'm debating on buying a pair of the black ones just to say I own every release looool"

  • Affordable

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "I think it's amazing how you incorporate themes of RO for an affordable price" -Avery

  • Perfect Fit

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Got them in today and they fit perfect. Definitely going to be wearing them a ton!"

  • Best Purchase

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "my best purchase of the 2020's so far" -ISA

  • Sex

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "These shorts got me sex"


  • Amazing Work

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "I loved the Cargos so much I actually just bought the gym shorts man, much love keep up the amazing work!

  • Cool Fit

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Just got the shorts in. One of the coolest fits and sillouettes." -Brett

  • Craftsmanship

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Just got the shorts in man. Exactly what I've been needing, and the craftsmanship is goated. Looking forward to more drops"

  • Coming Back

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "They fit so well, gonna be back for every collection here on out!"

  • Waiting For More

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Just got the other shorts as well. Both fit amazing appreciate all man will be waiting on the next drop dude tyty"

  • Amazing Shorts

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    The Gym Shorts are amazing man.

  • In Love

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I just got them in and tried both of them on I'm already in love with both of them!

  • You Win.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "You made me drop 400 CAD on shorts mid winter yw"

  • They Feel So Nice

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "U went crazy on the quality w new gym shorts they feel so nice"

  • Crazier Every Release

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Lounge Shorts just came in! I swear the materials go crazier and crazier every release! Exceded my expectations with these"

  • F**king Amazing

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Just wanted to say your work is f**king amazing. i bought the cargos you dropped and i have so many of my friends ask where I got them and i point them to your page. your s**t is awesome bro keep it up"

  • You Did It Again

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Loving the shorts so far you did it again"

  • Perfect

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "I just got in my order of shorts and they are so fire! I'm not lying whenn I mean that these shorts are literally perfect"

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  • Patterned from our archive

    To achieve the perfect fit, we dissected and reinmagined shorts that we've collected from the best designer brands in the world.

  • Designed by hand

    Patterned and sewn by hand before ever reaching a factory, we tried multiple prototypes and poured countless hours into getting our sample production ready.

  • Designer inspired materials

    We dove into our archive to compare materials before finalizing the design. We ultimately decided on a stretch cotton to replicate Rick Owen's "TE" fabric with a waxed finish twist.

  • Always affordable

    There are enough brands charging hundreds of dollars for athletic style shorts. Our goal is to produce the highest quality, most accessible pair of shorts.

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