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Bermuda Shorts


Bermuda shorts are a popular style of summer wear where the leg length should fall no more than a modest six inches (15.2 cm) above the knee. The invention is attributed to native Bermudian and teashop owner Nathaniel Coxon, who in 1914 cut the uniform trousers of his employees shorter, allowing for more comfort in the heat. The British Army, stationed in Bermuda during World War One, adopted the shorts for wear in tropical and desert climates. The style took off in the 1950s, when men and daring women, especially in the US and UK, began wearing Bermuda shorts to evoke the opulence of the luxury holiday destination.