These shorts are the Wailers from Ottobre 3-2010-19, but I shortened them from their "capri" length to about the knees. They should be good through next summer, too.
Alex had a very specific color in mind when I told him I was going to make him shorts: brown and definitely not light brown. After much digging through stash, we happily found the perfect fabric. It's a heavier woven . . . not quite burlap, but it makes me think of burlap.