KADU Men’s Sumba Red Board Short, 21 in.



KADU Men’s Sumba Red Board Short, 21 in.

Our high performance board short is the result of five years of dedicated research, development, and more than a hundred hours of water time. These shorts, constructed from a highly durable poly-suede, are extremely soft, comfortable, and practically weightless. You will be hard-pressed to find a lighter trunk on the market. The poly-suede fabric gets even better as it weathers. The long and loose fit of the T-Cut doesn’t hang, bind, or constrict. We use a nylon thread that is extremely strong and lies flat. These fast drying shorts with a timeless and classic Ikat print are designed to last several seasons. 

Cut: 21 in outseam (size 32) Fabric: Polyester/Suede; Weight:110~115g/㎡

- Origins of Sumba Red Ikat

West Sumba

Sumba is a contemporary Ikat woven by Emi, a weaver living in a small village overlooking Sumba's finest wave. The motif of a man and shield embodies the male warrior tradition in Sumbanese culture. Typically made from water buffalo skin and wood, shields in Sumba are important possessions which are passed down from father to son. In this particular Ikat, the shield form takes on a surfboard-like quality, suggesting the weaver may have been influenced by the traveling surfers who visit her local wave.