The Gurkhas, or ‘Gorkhas’, are Nepalese soldiers who have been enlisted by a variety of military authorities, most notably the British Indian army between 1857 and 1947. The Gurkhas had their own uniforms, one of the most iconic pieces being their short pants, which were later adopted by the regular British army in hot climates.
The Gurkha Short itself is a high-waisted, barrel-legged short with multiple pleats and an adjustable belted waistband. Traditionally constructed from a tan-coloured cotton twill, the wide fit and pleated construction allow for improved airflow and ease of movement whilst fighting in the unrelenting conditions of North Africa, Syria, Singapore, and Burma. And as well as providing comfort, the adjustable waistband made sure the Gurkha short would continue to fit through any weight loss that may have occurred during long missions in harsh climates or sparse rations.
These are original 1970's 100% cotton reproductions.
Sized by waist measurement (sizes are 1 inch smaller than what is marked on the garment)