If you’re looking for the most powerful hair dryer or the handiest chef’s knife, you can find those things easily enough. Other objects of desire are a little more taste-based. What’s the next status water bottle or hand wash, for instance? If you have a burning question about the next fanny pack or Noah rugby shirt, Chris Black is here to answer it in a regular column.
Luckily for you, shorts are a passion of mine! My father wears them year-round, so I believe it is actually in my DNA. Fair warning: I like them on the shorter side :).
The Effo short in navy blue from New York–based brand Adsum covers all the bases. They are made of a comfortable crinkle-finish nylon and mesh-lined and have a cheeky tonal herringbone band around the leg openings.
These ghurka shorts from Engineered Garments are a little long, but the wild black-watch pattern makes them a must. A little British, a little Japanese — perfect.