Leonard Gene Shorts - Wheat


Designed by Thomas Farthing.

In the spirit of our Gene Trouser model, The Gene Short is a high rise pair of shorts with a wide leg. 

Inspired by the military issue shorts worn in the tropics, the style was later adopted into civilian wear, commonly seen on the beaches and resorts of the Riviera.

Our Gene shorts are also available in Pistachio and Denim Blue.

Fabric Selection

The worsted Shetland yarn used in the Spring Summer collection is a natural undyed and sustainable fibre. Shetland sheep graze on the island’s hills and beaches eating wild heather and seaweed. This diet along with the Scottish weather makes Shetland wool soft, strong and warm. The finest and softest of all British wools.

These qualities have a merino worsted warp and Shetland worsted weft. Our selected fabrics have a traditional Mohair suiting finish which helps to enhance the crisp handle of the worsted Shetland.

Proudly made with sustainable and durable fabrics, woven from British Wool by Lovat Mills in Hawick, Scotland.


  • 100% Pure New Wool, Woven by Lovat Mills, Edinburgh
  • Interior Brace Buttons
  • Double Pleated Fronts 
  • Belt Loops
  • 100% Cotton Lining 
  • Fabric Woven in England by Marling & Evans
  • Made in Portugal

Wear With

Styles perfectly with our White Salerno Linen Shirt, Brown Half Button Linen Shirt or our collection of Summer Shirts.

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We’re here to assist you in selecting the correct size. However if you need further guidance on sizing please contact us. Once you’ve received your purchase if you find you have ordered the incorrect size we’ll gladly exchange it. Please note all sizes on our website are UK sizing. The conversion charts below can be used to determine US and European sizing.


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All orders are hand packed with care, using sustainable packaging. Orders will be shipped within 1-3 days of being placed. Delivery rates are calculated at checkout, determined by garment / combined weight and choice of service. All delivery options are tracked & a tracking number will be provided when your order dispatches.


FREE Tracked U.K Delivery On Orders Over £200
Standard Tracked U.K Delivery (3-4 Working Days) £5.99

Priority Tracked U.K Delivery (1-2 Working Days) £10.99


Standard Tracked Worldwide (5-14 Working Days) From £18.99
Premium Tracked Worldwide (3-4 Working Days) From £25.99

Rates are calculated at checkout & determined by garment / combined weight.

Non-UK Customers

We offer VAT Free shopping. You may have to pay import VAT and import duties. Unfortunately, these charges are outside of our control and will vary depending on the value of your order.  All Non-UK customers should check with their local customs office for current customs charges in their location or, you can use the Simply Duty Calculator 

*Third party duty calculators give an approximate cost, therefore Thomas Farthing Limited will not take responsibility for miscalculations.

Returns Policy

We hope that you will be happy with your purchase. However, if you are unhappy for whatever reason, we can offer either an exchange or refund of the goods provided they are returned to us within 14 days of receipt of your order, unworn, complete with all original tags, and in original and resalable condition.

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Thomas Farthing is passionate about the planet and aims to help improve the state of the environment. Having seen firsthand the amount of plastic waste generated by the fashion industry we decided only to use 100% plant-based biodegradable packaging and natural materials in our products when possible.

Our love for travel, people and nature has become an integral part of the brand. We exhibit our designs through cinematic photography and film, tapping into your imagination and offering a sense of adventure. Each individual garment is designed with careful consideration of materials, colours and shapes, taking inspiration from our collection of 1930-40s archival pieces and photography. 

We work with skilled, long-standing manufacturers within The U.K. and Europe, each specialising in a specific field of expertise - Our hope is that you feel your Thomas Farthing garment is better in ten years than it was when you bought it.

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