Welcome to Stitched. Our shorts have been five years in the making, but we hope it’s been worth the wait!
It was back in 2014 when my wife Caroline and I were holidaying on Australia’s sunshine coast, flicking through the rails of the beachfront stores of Noosa, when we found a pair of shorts stitched with embroidered lobsters. I tried them on, we both fell in love with them, and by happy coincidence the day was 14th February, which meant Caroline kindly bought them for me as a Valentine’s present.
It wasn’t just the two of us who loved ‘the Lobsters’. After getting back to London they kept getting admiring glances from strangers and compliments from friends each time I wore them, which was pretty much whenever the sun came out.
The enthusiastic response to the shorts meant we started looking for more embroidered shorts with light-hearted patterns. The search was high and low, and we discovered there was a serious lack of options. We started to think we could do something to change that and began making our own plans to bring more fun to men’s cotton shorts, which seemed to have been left behind in the style stakes by their linen shirt and swim short counterparts.
By the time we had the money to start designing samples, the shorts market had upped its game and there were several embroidered options out there, but still we felt men’s cotton shorts had more to offer.
We kept dreaming of designing shorts that could become the stars of summer parties everywhere and that is what we hope we’ve now achieved. Made in Portugal, our shorts follow a classic design but are packed with character thanks to flashes of colour that burst through the stitching and lining. And as a nod to the original Lobster shorts we’re releasing an embroidered style that is covered in colourful confetti. Or Jellybeans. Or eggs. Or whatever your interpretation of the design is! Let us know @stitchedshorts
We want people who wear our shorts to enjoy their downtime that little bit more while making memories during summer’s good times; so pick up a pair and make the most of that beach holiday, park kickabout, or barbecue with mates. Share your Stitched memories with us #SummerInStitched.