Gramicci started in California in the 1970s; when a new generation of free-spirited rock-climbers known as the Stonemasters took residency at Yosemite National Park, pioneering a new way of climbing—with a strong focus on speed and style. These new methods required a new uniform, and whilst painter pants and army surplus gear worked to a point—flexibility was needed. Mike Graham, a Stonemaster with a keen eye for design, set about creating the first true climbing shorts and pants. A diamond-shaped gusset found on a pair of kung-fu trousers was added to the crotch for full 180 degree flexibility, whilst hard-wearing canvas kept things sturdy when the going got tough. To keep these Gramicci pieces fully secure, a nylon webbing belt was integrated into the waist. Taking cues from backpack straps, this cunning feature allowed adjustment with one hand, whilst the elasticated waistband kept things comfortable. Hiatus offers UK Wide Shipping, Free Shipping options, plus payment with Klarna, Clearpay and ShopPay.