Color — Camel
An elevated, fashion-forward take on gym shorts—and a prime example of Lee Mathews’s flawless construction. She kept the legs wide, the fit generous, and the pockets deep. The elastic waistband has an adjustable drawstring. And they’re cut from a summery, breathable linen blend, in a soft camel hue with the quintessential sporty side stripes.
Lee Mathews, former illustrator and art director for Vogue Australia, started her eponymous label almost unintentionally, sewing clothes for herself and her friends while sitting in her kitchen. It has since evolved into a quietly impressive, five-drops-per-year operation, turning out swingy shirtdresses and top-stitched separates that are beautiful, functional and—best of all—timeless.