Sullivan Paperbag Short Summer Black Leather

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The leather short for every season, meet The Sullivan Short. High waisted meets a relax shape for structure and ease. The feather weight leather is a new paper thin lambskin leather quality made in Turkey by a sustainably certified tannery. Feather Nappa leather is the lightest weight leather ever introduced to our collection allowing for more wear year round of this timeless wardrobe staple and the seasonless colour called Summer Black leather is a neutral worn back to everything. 

  • short short style
  • high waisted 
  • paperbag waistband finish 
  • 4 pocket styling 
  • slant front pockets
  • belt loops 
  • front zipper with hook & eye closures 
  • fixed cuff folds 
  • made in Europe Feather Nappa Leather
  • Leather Working Group Certified leather 
  • West 14th neck and swing tags made from certified organic cotton 
  • fully lined
  • 100%  Lambskin Leather 
  • 97% Polyester & 3% Spandex lining

Limited edition style with only 15 pieces made. 

DESIGNER FITTING NOTES: Our Designer has shared fitting notes for each style, so you can understand exactly how that style was designed to fit on the body and the key pressure points to be mindful of too. It's a personal fitting session, made with you in mind. Find under the Sizing tab located below.

REQUEST A SWATCH: Sometimes you just need to feel and see our leather before you make one of these heirloom pieces yours. This colour is available to order to review in your personal oasis and it's all complimentary. Click here.

STYLING ADVICE: Looking for ways to style these luxe leather shorts? See our style series with Jade Jeffries. Click here.

SIZE GUIDE: For specific sizing measurements for this style, click the Size Guide icon under Add to Wishlist. In addition see Sizing tab below for model measurements and Designer Fitting Notes.



5 Wears II $100

10 Wears II $50

20 Wears II $25

25 Wears II $20

50 Wears II $10 

For more styling tips click here


Meet The Sullivan Short. 

Gear yourself for weekend in comfort on the common walking route headed downtown on Sullivan before turning left onto Spring. Shopping can begin! #wearingwest14th  


  • Style true to size 
  • Close to the body fit 
  • Relax leg fit
  • Length is 38cm (small) 
  • Model wears size SMALL
  • The model is 177.8cm (5’10”) tall with a 81.3cm (32”) bust, a 68.6cm (27”) waist and 92.7cm (36.5”) hips.

Designer Fitting Notes: We designed the Sullivan to be your structured short option with a close to the body fit especially around the waistline. This short fits true to size. We suggest trying on your standard size to start. If the short fits snug then it's too small and suggest you size up. The pressure point would be your waist, backside and hip area and we don't want this area to be snug. Note leather will give about a half of size over the lifetime of wear.

Journey To Sustainability

Designed in Bondi Beach, Australia


Sourced this super paper-thin lambskin leather from a gold standard sustainably certified tannery by the Leather Working Group based in Turkey. The hide is a by-product and was sourced from Turkey.  West 14th neck and swing tag labels are developed using Oeko-Tex Standard 100% organic cotton certified. 


Processed using a chrome base tanning process to develop this leather. 


Recycled material is used in the trimming details for this style. Perma Core ECO 100 by A&E is an ethically manufactured, industrial sewing thread, featuring fully recycled polyester. Hardware remains as metal. We use Natulon Recycled Zippers by YKK Corporation. The zipper’s tape is made from post consumer polyester waste, such as water bottles. Hardware remains as metal.

Manufactured this heirloom piece in Guangdong Province, China with quality control conducted in Hong Kong by our long term manufacturing partners.


Shipped in compostable satchels to our warehouse partners in Ingleburn, NSW Australia and then directly to our women around the globe. Safely packed in West 14th reusable duster bag made in Australia by Sisterworks social enterprise. 


Worn & Loved by our beloved customers for a lifetime… or until your girlfriend or daughter steels it!


* Items with the above smart improvements have this on swing tag.

Learn more of our journey to Our Sustainable Future here.


Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information
Always free worldwide shipping on orders.*

Orders are shipped with Australia Post or DHL from Sydney, Australia.
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You can return your order within 14 days after delivery date.
Full Refunds on full price items.
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Love Forever Warranty

Our Love Forever Warranty is our promise to creating pieces to last a lifetime of wear, and if a rare issue occurs we have you covered. West 14th styles are crafted with paramount attention to detail and the highest quality of material to protect against life’s elements.Learn More.

Journey to Sustainability

Post Consumer Impact

WEST 14TH has partner with CICON. 

A Circular Wardrobe Concierge App empowering our customers to extend the life of your WEST 14TH heirlooms and be rewarded for your good choices. Bringing together care, repair, rent, resell, recycle and donation services in one place to trace the full lifecycle impact your wardrobe has on the planet. Download the CICON APP and scan the QR code to move towards conscious circularity.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Kristine T.
A Wardrobe Essential

I have been wanting some leather shorts for the longest time and West14th came through with the perfect pair. The design of these shorts are so wonderfully chic and stylish. They are nothing like the 'paper-bag' waistlines of the past, yet gently pleated in a few places. The belt loops are placed in the perfect position and fit the waistline lovely when using a belt. These shorts are going to be an all year wearable item. They are extremely light and soft for warmer weather but can be worn with thick tights and knee high boots with a warm, longer coat for winter. Couldn't help but purchase both colours as I loved them both. West14th have done it again with items I'll forever be wearing.