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Van Cortlandt Grand Shorts

Size Guide


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


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


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

Extra Large

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

All measurements are garment sizing

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

82% Polyester / 18% Spandex With Anti-Microbial
Wash Cold
Do Not Bleach
Tumble Dry Low

Lou is 5'8" and wears a size Small.

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.

James is 6' and wears a size Medium.

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. 

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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