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Local Brand Unveils Vibrant Shorts Just in Time for Memorial Day

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Chicago-based clothing company Henry & Belle is a labor of love in every sense of the word. The couple met in the Chicago's garment district in 1931, they were married soon after, and all the while, Belle has remained Henry's design inspiration and muse.

It's a wonder that such a classic brand can hit so accurately on modern trends, but with their new selection of short shorts, that's exactly what Henry and Belle have done. Sure, there are classic standbys—whether it's 1931 or 2013, you can't go wrong with a basic denim short. But the new offerings also include of-the-moment picks: The trouser short, a not-to-short variety, comes in vibrant orange and yellow, as well as a patterned version.
· Henry & Belle [Official Site]