Item 2019.115 - Harrods White Shorts

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2019.115

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Harrods White Shorts

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  • 1945 (Creation)

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White cotton twill sports shorts with double buckle tabs at the centre front waistband for fastening. Button fly and inset pockets in the side seams. Makers label with date on the inside.

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Label: HARRODS 1945 / Size S / W 32 IL 9
Materials: cotton

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Invisible Men exhibition label:

WHITE SHORTS
Harrods
1945

Men have worn shorts for some sporting activities since the mid-1800s. They became more acceptable and were worn more widely from the 1930s. These white cotton sports shorts feature a high waistband with two buckle fastenings so they can be securely tightened.

Cotton
Archive no. 2019.115

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