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Long before Bermudian designer Rebecca Singleton launched her flagship store in 2016, locals had been proudly wearing her island-inspired Bermuda shorts. This keen entrepreneur first sold her apparel online, hand-delivering the goods in pretty bags she stuffed herself. In no time her colorful shorts, whose acronym stands for The Authentic Bermuda Shorts, became the island’s hottest, must-have item—a fact that was duly confirmed when TABS was chosen as the sole clothing sponsor of the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. These days her breezy lifestyle brand has grown significantly, having added an extensive line of men’s, women’s and children’s swimwear, cotton pique polos, knee-high socks and handsome pocket squares. But its the classic Bermuda shorts that bring in the crowds. In colors reflecting flora and fauna of the island (sea fan purple, hibiscus pink, kiskadee yellow) TABS shorts are lined with tropical patterns and feature Singleton’s signature Bermuda triangle beltloop, a nod to the island’s maritime lore. Shorts come in cotton twill, a cotton/linen blend or for women, comfortable stretch cotton. Tip: For another piece of only-in-Bermuda apparel, look for the shop’s neon-colored Water Hazard trucker hats featuring popular Bermudian slang phrases (like Ace Girl or Full Hot).