Of all the statues along Whitehall in London (technically, the heart of the British Empire), my favorite is the sturdy Ghurka Soldier.
He stands on permanent guard outside the Ministry of Defense, rifle in hand, hat at a jaunty angle. “Bravest of the brave,” reads the memorial inscription, and it’s true; Ghurka regiments in service to Britain have won a remarkable 26 Victoria Crosses for courage under fire.
I can’t promise that stepping into his pants will make a person more intrepid, but the way they look is a nudge in the right direction.
Ghurka Shorts (No. 2366). Washed-down cotton, generous cut, four big pockets, and distinctive, slimming cummerbund waistband with buckles and adjustment straps.
Men’s even sizes: 32 through 46.
Length: 8.5" inseam.
Color: Light Khaki.
Care Instructions: Machine Washable.