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Bessie A-Line Shorts, Berry Red Stripe

Bessie A-Line Shorts, Berry Red Stripe

Regular price £235.00 GBP
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A contemporary take on the city shorts, hand cut from a rich berry red and white stripe, the Bessie is your perfect foundation piece for warm weather dressing. A flattering A-line silhouette, finishing just below mid thigh, with a well-considered tailored cut; darts at the front and back create soft shaping around your hips, bottom and waist, comfortably, without restricting, whilst the relaxed crotch gives room when seated.

These easy to wear cotton shorts are trimmed with unexpected details akin to Saywood; deep red topstitching, a subtle triangle shape cut out at the back waist, and berry red cotton herringbone tape on the back patch pocket corners. Subtle slanted side pockets give this piece an effortlessly cool finish, with practicality; roomy pocket bags mean the pockets are fully functional.

A summer wardrobe mainstay in their own right, the Bessie Shorts pair perfectly with the matching Frances Shirt for a full striped Twin Set look.


Composition: 100% Cotton

Made in London, UK, by MAES

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Softly tailored around the waist, bum and hips, sitting high at the waist just below the belly button. A-line silhouette, finishing just below mid thigh.

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Wash less, love always

We recommend hanging your shorts to air outdoors, rather than washing after every wear. This way, they will last longer and also have a lower environmental impact. Spot clean marks with warm soapy water, and when it does need a wash, follow our care advice:

  • Machine wash 30 degrees
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Medium iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry

A note on our cotton and Codelite® buttons

Our berry red stripe cotton is from designer deadstock, bought through Nona Source, a supplier who collects surplus cloth directly from fashion houses. This particular cloth originally came from a fabric mill in Portugal. We’ve used Codelite® for our buttons, a natural material made from casein, a protein derived from milk. Codelite® is also biodegradable, which means your shirt’s impact on the environment once it reaches the end of its lifecycle will be reduced further.

The Bessie Short is handmade in the UK, in North East London at MAES, just down the road from the Saywood studio, keeping our carbon footprint minimal.

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