While some people naturally feel comfortable in shorts, I often find myself quite hesitant to pull on a pair for anything that doesn’t involve exercise or swimming, a hangup that in the peaks of summer this can be something of a curse. However, I believe I’ve found myself a cure this spring in the form of wings+horns’ Westpoint short. Design-wise, this is a version of the Westpoint twill pant with a considerable portion of the leg cut off. This suits me fine as the only thing previously keeping me from wearing the Westpoint chino was that the legs were too short. Armed with an excellent slim fitting cut, the wings+horns designers put together a quality pair of shorts with some visually appealing details like slanted and convenient front pockets with the signature “+” bartack reinforcement, branded w+h brogue buttons and a handy coin pocket. The short is made in seven different colors, ensuring there’s an option for everyone. I’ve found myself in the rust option, but there’s also a really nice union blue as well as navy, black, olive, sand and tan alternatives. While they’re not exactly cheap, they’re an excellent option for the days and nights of spring and summer, and are well worth having a think about. It’s worth noting that they are made in Vancouver and we always advocate supporting local business. If you’re able to try a pair in person you can get a better sense of the quality you’re getting, but if not, they’re also available on wings+horns online shop.