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Pollock Shorts – Dead-stock Cotton – Cognac Brown


Both our Pollock Shorts and Pollock Trousers are the base of our collection. Their loose fit makes them elegant, characterful and easy to wear. Due to the gathering and its string the Pollock Shorts will always perfectly fit on the waist and loose fitted around the legs. It has a button fly and stitched-on pockets on the back. Like all our garments, also these are made at our Manufacturing Studio in Arnhem, the Netherlands

Only 7 pieces of these Pollock shorts have been made!

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The Hul le Kes Pollock Shorts are a timeless garment for summer strolls or going to the beach. These shorts are made from a dead-stock fabric we found in the Netherlands, 96% cotton, 4% elastane. The gathering and their adjustable string make our Pollock Shorts and Pollock Trousers a great garment for all different kinds of body shapes and genders.

Every good painter paints what he is
Jackson Pollock

These shorts are named after the American abstract expressionist painter Paul Jackson Pollock (1912-1956). Pollock used liquid household paint and reached the height of his fame in the late 40’s, his ‘drip period’. He painted by pouring and dripping paint on canvas. Peggy Guggenheim even commissioned Pollock to paint a 2,5 by 6 meter mural in her house. Pollock’s unique way of painting in this period is a big inspiration to the way Hul le Kes uses natural dye.


This garment is made from cognac brown color cotton (96%), elastane (4%) with a light satin feel. The material comes from a left-over batch in the Netherlands.

Only 7 Pollock Shorts have been made from this material!

Fit & Sizing

In the pictures you see Mohammed, Nadia and Appollo all wearing size 2 Pollock Shorts.

Mohammed is 185 cm (6 ft 08) tall and often wears a size 46 or 48 and size S. Nadia is 172 cm (5 ft 7) tall and wears mostly a size  38 and M. Appollo is 185 cm (6 ft 08) tall and often wears a size 48 or 50 and size M to L.

Sizes of the garments shown in the pictures can be found hereunder (see here how these sizes are measured):

  • 42 cm (but adjustable to smaller sizes with straps)

  • 64 cm

More information about the Hul le Kes sizing in general can be found here.


The Pollock Shorts will get their own unique code and a matching Clothing Passport. Make sure to use the passport to create your personal narrative. Read more about our Hul le Kes Clothing Passport here.

Are you done with this shirt? We are always happy to receive old items back, especially if they are provided with their original passport. Or give the jacket, including its passport, to your beloved friend or family member.

But never forget: do not throw away your Hul le Kes garment, no matter how worn out it is!

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