By Eric Yang
on 6.20.12
Photo by J.Crew

Workwear durability? Good. Summer heat? Bad. Enter the Wallace & Barnes collection for J.Crew, and particularly, the fishtail short. With its heavy cotton-linen blend and sawmill-meets-modern looks, the short dresses up handsomely without looking like you’ve walked right off the pages of Cliché Weekly. The fishtail detailing, originally designed for added comfort when wearing suspenders — please don’t try this unless you’ve got a beard, 28 (or 40) waist size and go by the name Augustus — adds a throwback touch we’re totally digging. Add a pocket full of sawdust for effect. Also, further reading.

$108 | jcrew.com

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