Until the late 60s and early 1970s, it was not uncommon for boys across all social classes to wear short trousers up to the age of 13 years old; a trend widely reflected in well-known children’s fiction from Compton’s Just William, Buckeridge’s Jennings, to Blyton’s Famous Five. Apart from the practical benefits, short trousers clearly separated the boys from the men, when boys were truly boys and not younger equivalents of their adult male fashion icons nowadays.
Regrettably, with the exception of BBS Wolf Cubs, (not to be confused with the Scouting Association), several English boys preparatory schools, the Royals, and our hardy Postmen of course, short trousers as we know them, have all but fallen out of vogue.
Part of our objective is to preserve what remains of this tradition through our online retail and bespoke manufacturing service, while at the same time, connecting with fellow traditionalists equally interested in preserving this long-standing British institution.
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