We’re digging the look of these new Utility Shorts from Quaker Marine Supply. The short features deep patch pockets that ensure your cell phone and boat keys won’t slip out – an all too common problem on the docks. And they’re built to last, with triple stitched side-seams and 100% Railroad Denim. It features a self belt with d-ring that allows the wearer to easily adjust sizing, which is forgiving thanks to an elasticized back waistline.
It’s good to see all that is happening with Quaker Marine Supply, a company originally founded in 1949 by a Coast Guard veteran named Joe Kadison. QMS has a long history of serving the sea-loving crowd. The company began as an outfitter specializing in marine hardware and clothing. Starting in the sixties, QMS became known for its long-brimmed caps, notably the Swordfish and the Oysterman, with its patent-leather bill. The latter was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, who wore it duck hunting in Idaho and sport fishing in Cuba and Key West.
The company, after being dormant for a number of years is back at it and focusing on the nautical lifestyle they were originally born into. These shorts are $115 and come in multiple colors.