our new flattering slim fit trouser shorts with two formal rear welted pockets and a 9" inseam made in our tough Durable Cotton fabric.
* a transverse tag and regular fit tag were incorrectly sewn into the interior waistband. rather than delaying the release of these awesome shorts, we've decided to leave them in. please ignore the tags and enjoy the shorts!
- low waist in front to prevent your belt from digging into your gut
- higher waist in back to stay respectable and to keep you warm
- seamless diamond gusset for comfort
- no-stretch interior waistband for a perfect fit throughout the day
- double-welted back pockets
- one is zippered for the important stuff
- two front pen pockets (stay organized!)
- reinforced pocket entry for durability
- high-quality YKK zippers throughout
- steel jean-style button
- burly weight (325 gsm)
- 55% Cotton, 38% Nylon, 7% Spandex
- DWR coating adds light water and wind resistance
- triple stitching in all major seams for superior durability
technically a regular fit as these are modeled on our regular fit trousers, these fit a bit slimmer than our regular fit shorts, but looser than our skinny cigarette shorts, so in the spectrum of the shorts these are closest to a slim fit. 9" inseam.
if you have our regular trousers and like the fit, these will fit the same.
if you have our regular shorts, these will be slimmer than those in the leg and thigh, but the waist will be comparable.
"what's so special about Durable Cotton" you ask? well...it's super tough and abrasion-resistant. it's made of cotton mixed with Nylon plus Lycra® for stretch. the Nylon content in the fabric not only works to make them super durable, it also allows the fabric to move sweat away more quickly from the skin. and the Lycra® adds 4-way stretch so you can move with minimal resistance for superior performance on climbing, biking, or doing anything else.
THE FINAL PRODUCT
mix our super durable and comfortable fabric in with a ton of performance features, a stylish slim fit, and you've got your most functional and flattering shorts you'll love all summer long.
GENERAL NOTES ON FIT
for swrve bottoms, we strive to be as true to size as possible. most other companies offer vanity sizing, but with us, a 32 means the waist circumference of the garment is 32". we update our size guides to provide the current sizing per garment frequently.
if you have trousers of which you like the fit, measure the waist and that is the swrve size! to measure the waist, lay them flat and make sure the front and back of the waistband lay evenly across each other, then measure from side to side (fold to fold on the inside), multiply by 2 (there are 2 layers of fabric) and voilà, you’ve got your measurement.
for swrve tops, please note our fit is a slimmer European fit similar to American Apparel's fit
Los Angeles curbside pick up is a free option to come pick up your order at our Headquarters in Glassell Park :) We'll email you the moment your order is packed up with all info needed!
FREE Priority USPS shipping with your $135 order, or $5 shipping under $135.
for other options, shipping cost is determined by the package weight and destination.
for domestic (US) customers USPS Priority is usually the fastest, least expensive option. to get an accurate shipping cost, please add the items to your cart and enter your mailing address at check out, the system will give you an estimate for shipping with various USPS and UPS options.
for international customers we suggest using DHL as it tends to be the best deal. We offer $25 DHL shipping with your minimum $150 order. It will arrive at your doorstep, regardless of where you are in the world, within 5 business days, and you get to track it as it makes its way to you. USPS Priority and First Class Mail may be a bit less expensive, but they have a higher tendency to lose packages. Please note that we are NOT responsible for lost packages! UPS rates tend to be rather exorbitant and you may be faced with a custom brokerage fee NOT included in the shipping rate.
international customers: please note that you may be charged additional customs duty fees at delivery NOT included in the shipping rate. these fees vary widely from country to country and there is nothing we can do to prevent them.
attention Canadian customers! our system will offer you UPS as a shipping option that may seem attractive, but we suggest NOT using UPS for orders going to Canada as they sometimes present you with a separate and additional customs clearance bill (on top of the customs duty) for $50 or more. eek!
-returns for swrve men's outdoor apparel and accessories-
we are happy to accept all unworn and unwashed garments within 30 days of receipt.
please note that for sale items, we offer credit but no refunds. we are little flexible on this on reasonable requests; for example, you buy 2 of the same item to see which size works better, we will refund you for the one you send back.
to send a return or exchange, please start here to get your RMA number and get approved. then send unused and unwashed item/s with a filled-out RA form letting us know either that you want a refund or what you would like in exchange for your item/s. RA forms are found on the back of your receipt, or here
please note that all altered garments, including custom hemmed items are NOT RETURNABLE.
also note masks are a personal use item that are unavailable for return.
please obtain a tracking # from your shipper for all packages sent to us in the case the package gets lost in the mail. please note that we can't be responsible for items that are not delivered to us.
our mailing address is:
swrve RETURNS + EXCHANGES
3421 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles CA 90065
- cotton Trouser shorts
- crotch blowout
Great material and cut!
I really like the durable cotton material. It shows wear in a way that gives it character, similar to a nice pair of jeans. The cut is great as well. The only reason that I didn't give them 5 stars this time around, is that I think I would prefer some stretch in the waist since my gut does expand and contract with the season, and also there is inconsistency in the sizing. I have two pairs of these and I had to send one pair back as the waist was 2" smaller than the other pair.
The only shorts I wear
About five years ago I bought 2 pair of the digital-camo shorts. I wore nothing but those 2 pair of shorts. Nothing! They are still going strong, so I thought I would spread my wings and get a couple more pairs of Serve shorts. The durable cotton Trouser shorts are now my favs, and I expect them to last just as long.
true to its name, DURABLE
while I haven't put them through the ringer, i feel like these are going to hold up in the long run. The material feels solid, and I feel like it will take a lot to get the dreaded crotch blowout. Again, its still early, but I'm optimistic. The fit is great, the cut is perfect, I guess my only wish is that the zipper rear pocket would be on the right, but I can't complain about that.
Honestly I didn't like the cut of these shorts, there were flares of extra material near the pockets which did not look good. I emailed customer service asking if it was an error but never got a response. I have the black labels i wear all the time but sadly i dont even wear the durable cotton because they look silly.
Hi Jeff! Oh no! I'm sorry that the fit of the durable cotton trouser shorts didn't work for you. Thank you for including the photo- sometimes we will see that occur because they have been folded up and packed into boxes for quite a while before shipping so they would need to be broken in to loosen up. However! if these are still in new condition you can absolutely send them back in to exchange for something more suiting for you or for a refund. As to not being emailed back, I am so sorry about that! I looked up your email in our system and the last one we had in our inbox was from 2019 so I fear it got stuck in spam land by accident. feel free to email over to me direct for a return label: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best shorts made, period
From the athletic yet flattering fit, to the thick sturdy yet stretchy fabric, these really are the last shorts I'll ever need to buy.