About the Smoothy Generation

Cousin Smoothy Shorts were created in 1985 by Geoff "Smoothy" Mclean, with the idea of bringing a new design to the fashion world. The "reversible short" was born with the ability to flip it inside out for double the fashion. Brilliant.

Thousands of shorts later and with Smoothy getting old, he decided to move on to new opportunities. 30 years later Smoothy had raised two boys, Nash & Lyon. The boys had grown up wearing their dad's old shorts and had the idea to bring the company back to life. Geoff "Smoothy" McLean, a dad with years of experience and a passion for windsurfing, combined with the creative and aspiring boys are working together to bring you new awesome products, all handmade in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It's a good story highlighted by great shorts. We are the Short Kings.