• Cargo Shorts Natural Woad Blue
  • Cargo Shorts Natural Woad Blue
  • Cargo Shorts Natural Woad Blue
  • Cargo Shorts Natural Woad Blue
  • Cargo Shorts Natural Woad Blue
  • Cargo Shorts Natural Woad Blue
  • Cargo Shorts Natural Woad Blue

Cargo Shorts Natural Woad Blue

from Arpenteur

The Arpenteur Cargo Shorts in Natural Woad Blue are a comfortable pair of shorts with a wide silhouette. They are made of light and tightly-woven cotton gabardine fabric. The Cargo Shorts feature large gusseted pockets at the front, two rear patch pockets and an elasticated waist with a drawcord and zippered fly closure.

This season's Cargo Shorts are one of of many styles hand-dyed with pastel blue vegetable dye. The pastel blue pigment is derived from the leaves of Isatis Tinctoria, a plant which grows in the Southwest of France. This item was soaked by hand in several successive dye baths, which mainly consist of pastel blue pigments and warm water. This dyeing process requires a lot of time and precision to obtain its exceptional bright colors, which are impossible to achieve with synthetic dyes. It is an art only very few craftsmen still master. 

Like all naturally hand-dyed items, variations from piece-to-piece are unavoidable, and while everything has been done to prevent it, some dye migration is possible.

  • Tightly-woven Cotton gabardine fabric construction
  • Natural Woad hand dyed treatment
  • Large, gusseted front pockets
  • Two rear patch pockets
  • Elasticated waist with drawcord 
  • Zippered fly and button closure
  • Made in France
  • 100% Cotton

$260  $182