I can't lay my finger on why but I just like Ghurka shorts. I suppose it's that they are not too refined. I wear shorts for golf and the occasional walk on the beach and I like feeling as though I'll deserve a gin and tonic when I'm finished doing my bit for the Empire.
Given that, I was disappointed when Bill's Khakis told me last year that their supplier wasn't going to make them any longer (which I took as a roundabout way of saying that they weren't going to order them from the supplier any longer). I bought what I could find online, but was resigned to the end.
Fortunately, that problem was pushed further into the future by J. L. Powell's introduction of its pleated Ghurka shorts. I like Powell's version even better than Bill's because they're linen instead of cotton drill. High waisted and self-belted for $139 in wheat or green. You'll need to supply your own gin and tonics.