Step into the closet of any Bermudian and you will most likely discover at least one pair of Bermuda shorts. These fun and colourful knee-length shorts date back to World War I, during which Britain strategically set up its North Atlantic headquarters in Bermuda. Commanding officers in the Royal military allowed soldiers and sailors to wear knee-length shorts whilst they went about their duties to adjust to the tropical climes.
Today, Bermuda Shorts are the island’s national dress and you will spot businessmen wearing them with long socks and a blazer year-round.
Dress like a local with your own pair of these iconic shorts from TABS, which are made from fine cotton twill and are available in a spectrum of island-inspired colours. “Nothing says Bermuda quite like Bermuda shorts,” says Rebecca Singleton, founder and CEO of TABS — The Authentic Bermuda Shorts. “A versatile summer essential, TABS are inspired by the island and colour matched to its mouthwatering shades. They make an excellent memento or gift and will leave you Bermuda dreaming every time you put them on.” The shorts come in men’s, women’s and kids’ styles and are lined with fun stripes and tropical prints. Don’t miss the exclusive selection of America’s Cup Bermuda Shorts. FH Boutique is another option, as they offer Bermuda shorts for men and women.
Exclusive at A.S. Cooper & Sons, Ltd. is their line of Bermuda shorts for men, available in six colours. Complete the classic and preppy look with the Hamilton department store’s endless sampling of polo shirts and belts.
Crown & Anchor, a classic Bermudian clothing label inspired by the island’s rich British and nautical history, opened a store in a former ship captain’s home in Dockyard. Shop from a selection of high-quality Bermuda shorts for men and women and pick of accessories, including hats, ties and more.
Offering “preppy with a fun twist” apparel and accessories for women, men and children, Vineyard Vines is best-known for its whimsical ties and smiling pink whale logo. The brand’s signature look includes the Caddie Bermuda golf shorts, which are perfect for bringing some style to the green.