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TWiB Style Guide - May

May 08, 2014 2 min read

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TABS ‘The Authentic Bermuda Shorts’

By Becci Hanson, TABS Founder

Get ready to step into summer with TABS! Designed in Bermuda by Bermudian Rebecca Hanson, TABS a.k.a The Authentic Bermuda Shorts, are expertly tailored for a flattering, straight-leg fit.


TABS are available in fourteen vibrant colours, each colour matched to something you will see on the island. From the oleander flower, to the crystal blue water of Paradise Lakes, to the vibrant green of the endemic Palmetto plant, there’s a whole lot of Bermuda inside every pair!


For a preppy look, pair your TABS with a polo shirt, cardigan over the shoulders and loafers.

Traditional / Formal
Want to keep cool in the office or look dashing at a wedding? Wear TABS in the traditional way for stylish elegance. TABS are made with 100% cotton to keep you cool, stylish and smart.
• Pair with a navy blazer and navy TABS Bermuda socks. Don’t wear socks with your sandals, ever. It’s just wrong.
• Tie should complement your TABS. For a more dapper look, put on a bowtie.
• Keep it simple with a white or striped dress shirt, make sure it’s tucked in.
• Pick out brown or black loafers to finish the look and match your shoes to a TABS leather belt.

Team your TABS with a breezy white shirt and classic espadrilles for a relaxed holiday look. You can wear a t-shirt under your shirt and undo all the buttons for a more casual ensemble.

TABS, T-shirt, flip flops, beer.


Smart / Casual
The dreaded ‘smart casual’ dress code is easy with TABS.

Wear a shirt and open the top 2 buttons. Role the sleeves of the shirt up to your elbow. If it’s chilly, slip on a sweater or cardigan. Watch your colours here, if you have gone for a neutral short then team it up with a bright jumper OR shirt, not both. No socks and finish the look with some brown loafers.

For a more European look, team your TABS with a linen shirt and suede deck shoes.

Colour Guide
The general rule is neutral TABS = bright coloured top, bright coloured TABS = neutral top. Simple.
TIP: No one wants to see your boxers. Wear white boxers with your lighter coloured TABS.

The bright colours of TABS look great contrasted against the brown or black of a belt. Check out ‘The Bruce’ our NEW reversible black/brown leather belt which means you can flip between the two leathers. Perfect for any man on the move.

05may14-tabs76 TABS are available to buy online or by emailing info@authenticshorts.comWe ship internationally and offer complementary delivery to orders in Bermuda

Want to try them on? Selected colours are available at A.S. Cooper Man Store on 29 Front Street and their store in the Fairmont Southampton Princess.

Photography courtesy of Gavin Howarth / Howarth Photography