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$ 65

Van Cortlandt Grand Shorts

Our spin on a classic 4" silhouette delivered in breathable 2:09 Mesh
Color : Emerald/Ivory
Size : XS
M Van Cortlandt 4 Inch Shorts

Size Guide

Men

  XS S M L XL
Chest 32 - 34" 35 - 37" 38 - 40" 41 - 43" 44 - 46"
Natural Waist 28 - 30" 29 - 31" 32 - 34" 35 - 37" 38 - 40"
Hip 31 - 33" 34 - 36" 37 - 39" 40 - 42" 43 - 45"

Women

  XS S M L
Chest 30 - 32" 32 - 34" 34 - 36" 36 - 38"
Natural Waist 23 - 25" 25 - 27" 27 - 29" 29 - 31"
Hip 32 - 34" 34 - 36" 36 - 38" 38 - 40"
Dress Size 00 0 - 2 4 - 6 8 - 10
Small

Waist: 28"
Hip: 40 1/2"
Thigh: 25 1/2"
Inseam: 4"

Medium

Waist: 30"
Hip: 43"
Thigh: 27"
Inseam: 4"

Large

Waist: 32"
Hip: 45 1/2"
Thigh: 28 1/2"
Inseam: 4"

Extra Large

Waist: 34"
Hip: 48"
Thigh: 30"
Inseam: 4"

Back On Track

When Oxford graduate student George Dole lined up against Roger Bannister at Iffley Road, he wore a pair of modestly-cut shorts with contrast binding. We’ve long admired the not-too-long, not-too-short silhouette and decided to re-imagine the style for modern runners using our performance 2:09 Mesh.

2:09 Mesh Shorts With Anti-Microbial Liner
Drawstring Waistband
Straight Hem, Relaxed Rise And 4” Inseam
Two Internal Back Pockets
OEKO-TEX Certified Fabric

Fabric
2:09 Mesh: 82% Polyester / 18% Spandex With Anti-Microbial Finish

Care
Wash Cold
Do Not Bleach
Tumble Dry Low

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Christian Harrison (left) is 5' 10" and wears a size Small.
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A Matter of Mesh

 When “Boston Billy” Rodgers won the Boston Marathon in 1975, setting his first American record at 2:09:55, he famously did so in a mesh tee he found in the trash. Inspired by his legendary performance, we scoured the earth for the very finest performance mesh to use across our Van Cortlandt Collection. Astonishingly lightweight and antimicrobial with a luxurious feel, you won’t find anything like our 2:09 Mesh in a dumpster.

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James is 6' and wears a size Medium.
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Refined Details

Like the original Van Cortlandt Shorts, the Grand feature an anti-microbial liner, elasticated drawstring waistband and two internal pockets in the back. For these more relaxed shorts, a straight hem and roomier rise offers an easier fit and more coverage. 

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Meet George Dole

We visited George Dole at his home in Maine back in 2015. There, he showed us the shorts he wore to run his mile against Roger Bannister on May 6th, 1956. While Dole came last in that historic race, he treasured the white and blue Oxford-issued shorts he raced in. The well-loved pair provided the starting point for our newest Van Cortlandt Shorts.

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