Black Sign

Side Padded Athletic Shorts - Sumi Black


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From Victorian era curiosities to early 20th century equestrian and motorcycle wear to rare WW2 era items - Black Sign garments are beautifully constructed, with a shared identity and aesthetic cohesion running through the collection to a degree we rarely see in brands focusing on reproductions & recreations.

The Side Padded Athletic Shorts are a fantastic piece of Summer-wear from Black Sign, blending casual athletic styles and vintage military details into an extremely handsome and well-constructed pair of shorts. Cut with a comfortable high rise, the waistband features an adjustable belt closure at the front that can be used to relax or tighten the fit. The sides of the shorts around the pockets are lightly padded, with ornamental quilt stitching.

They're made from a sturdy medium-weight 100% cotton ripstop fabric, with a cool dry hand and relaxed drape. They've been rinsed after finishing to account for initial shrinkage and soften them up a bit, so they'll feel broken-in from the moment you put them on. In addition to its above-average durability, this ripstop breathes more easily than other cotton weaves, helping keep you cool even when temperatures rise.

Fits slightly small with an adjustable waist - check our measurements before ordering. Wash cold and hang dry.

  • 100% cotton
  • Medium weight ripstop fabric
  • Button fly
  • Integrated belt with stainless buckle and eyelets
  • Adjustable waist
  • Two hand pockets
  • Quilted padded sides
  • High rise
  • Straight leg
  • Shorts
  • Runs small
  • Wash cold and hang dry
  • Made in Japan


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All measurements are in inches.

Model Gen wears a size 34
Gen's sizing specs are:
6'1 and 180lbs
41" chest and 32" waist

Fits slightly small with an adjustable waist - check our measurements before ordering. Wash cold and hang dry.

Size Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
30 28.5" 12.75" 17.75" 13.5" N/A 11.25" 8.5"
32 30" 13" 18" 14,25" N/A 11.75" 9.25"
34 32" 13.25" 18.25" 14.75" N/A 12" 9.5"
36 34" 13.5" 18.5" 15.125" N/A 12.25" 10"

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