Shorts are a tough one to nail. Too wide and you feel like you’re wearing a skirt, too short and ... well, some can pull that off, most can't.

James Andrianakis is a shorts specialist. He launched his label Made By Jimmy two years ago to bridge a gap he saw in the shorts market: something you can wear to the beach or pool but also as an everyday staple.

Using quick-dry fabrics, Made By Jimmy attempts to stitch up this quandary with an aesthetic that hints at the coast and the city. The shorts have a preppy, playful vibe that walks the line between classic and on-trend. (One print is pretty much a rainbow Terrazzo).

Up until recently, you could only find Made By Jimmy online and at a handful of stockists. Now all summer long you can just swing by the Made By Jimmy pop-up on Crossley Street. The fit-out comes courtesy of architects Herbert & Mason who’s work you may know from Gingerboy (on the same street) or Reuben Hills in Sydney. It looks kind of like the bottom of a swimming pool and is worth a peek even if you're not in the market for any threads.

In addition to shorts, Made By Jimmy is now stocking T-shirts, applying the same colourful geometrics as the shorts. They are all cotton, have a scoop back and a signature rear pocket.

Made By Jimmy will be open from 10am to 7pm, Wednesday to Sunday at 10 Crossley Street, Melbourne until March.

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