The Alençon Shorts

The Alençon Shorts

Regular price $59.00 Sale

This garment is offered on a made-to-order basis. Please allow for 3-6 weeks of lead time.

Our Alençon design is based on a 16th century child-sized armor in the collection of Musée de l'Armée, thought to have been made for Hercules-François d'Alençon—the fourth and last son of King Henry II—when he was six years old. Like many French armors of this period, the extant armor does not include leg defenses beyond the tassets, though it is not clear whether these pieces never existed or have simply not survived to the present day. The beautiful harness features an intricate clover-like design, evoking Italian textile patterns of the time.

Our shorts feature two (COUNT'EM, TWO) pockets, one on each outer thigh, perfect for phones, keys, or a slim wallet, and snug enough for activity without bouncing contents.

Our model is 5'2 and wearing a size XS in high-waisted.

85% Recycled Polyester, 15% Spandex
Moisture-wicking
UPF 50+ sun protection
Made in the USA

Our leggings are created with performance fibers derived from post-consumer plastics. Compared to making "virgin" polyester, these recycled yarns offset using new petroleum, emitting fewer greenhouse gases and conserving water and energy in the process.

Standard Fit Leggings

Size Waist Hip
XS 24-26 in
61-66 cm
32-34 in
81-86 cm
S 26.5-28.5 in
67-72 cm
34.5-36.5 in
88-92 cm
M 29-31 in
74-79 cm
37-39 in
94-99 cm
L 31.5-33.5 in
80-85 cm
39.5-41.5 in
100-105 cm
XL 34-36 in
86-91 cm
42-44 in
106-112 cm
XXL 36.5-38.5 in
93-98 cm
44.5-46.5 in
113-118 cm

Length: Regular length recommended for folks 5'10" and below, long length for 5'10" and above.
Waist Band: The high-waisted band is 5 inches / 13 cm wide, the standard rise 3 inches / 8 cm.