Arpenteur™ Kaolin Short
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Arpenteur™ Kaolin Short
Product Details

Arpenteur, an old French word for "surveyor," takes its inspiration from those men who used to spend their days out and about measuring land, hills and fields—and the clothing they wore to do it. Their traditional outdoor gear and workwear pieces are designed in the classic French style (and with the same quality from decades ago), slightly updated with relevant details and a modern fit.

  • Cotton/linen.
  • Machine wash.
  • Made in France.
Size & Fit Details

Arpenteur™ Kaolin Short

Rated 5 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Incredible shorts, but be aware of a unique fit. I bought these on first sight and haven't regretted it for a moment. They're incredibly well constructed and the fabric is some of the most comfortable I've ever worn. It feels like a combination of thin sweat pant material and linen (you may even get a little bit of a "sweat short" feel from the photo) but these are so much more than that! They are light and breezy and make you want to get rid of every pair of thick cotton shorts you own. HOWEVER, be aware that the fit in the picture IS the way the shorts fit. They didn't have to put any clips or other items on the back of the model's pair to get that tight leg look. They're hardly bicycle shorts, but the legs fit tighter than any other pair of shorts I've ever owned, despite the waist fitting the same way as always. So as long as you're game for the "skinny short" look, these are perfect in pretty much every way! I live in Florida--which means I live in shorts--and I can't wait to wear these for years to come! January 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome shorts! I had been eyeing these for some time, and finally purchased them when I noticed my size was close to running out. A couple days after ordering, I got an out of stock email. Luckily, the J Crew rep looked over the measurements in comparison to past orders so I went up a size and got complimentary 2-day shipping. As the previous review stated, these are slim fitting, so ordering a size up is highly recommended. Because of the cost, you might want to contact the J Crew reps to compare the sizing of any previous orders to find the right fit. The cotton/linen blend is super comfy, but somewhat sheer - as in, be careful with the color of your undergarments! ;) Awesome shorts nonetheless! May 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic shorts These are absolutely great shorts. Great products from Arpenteur as always. It's snug fit for those who are interested. June 22, 2015
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