At Dapa Designs it is all about YOU

Here at Dapa Designs we pride ourselves on being an innovative business, designing, manufacturing and retailing a bespoke range of retro style sportswear & leisurewear alongside a range of men’s underwear, bedding and mengerie (coming soon). All our clothing items are made in sizes Small to 4XL (For larger sizes see our Bespoke section) Many of our sportswear products are classed as unisex, as they were in the 70s/80s and are therefore are suitable for both male and female customers.

I started Dapa in January 2013 and we have grown year on year thanks to our loyal and growing clientele. we trade both on our own website and indeed on eBay to offer customers the choice of platform, however it is our intention to carry the largest range of products on this website moving forward so we can offer better value for money and better offers as we have full autonomy. We sell our range of products internationally and offer a good range of shipping options for both domestic and international markets. All our products are well packed and dispatched in discreet packaging.

Research has indicated that there are many shorts and indeed underwear communities out there looking for this type of product at affordable prices, this is where we come in. Original vintage shorts are great; however most are now not in great condition due to fabric and certainly elastic deterioration and therefore we hope to offer a range of alternative options.


Our studio/workshop is based in Waterlooville Hampshire, where we also have a small showroom to welcome visitors, please note: the showroom only carries a small display selection of items and is NOT a retail outlet. We are happy to receive visitors and you can order at the studio, but it is best if you phone or email ahead to arrange a time, meaning that myself (Dave) or Patrick will be available to discuss our range, show you products, fabrics etc. the studio is home to our showroom, cutting room, machine room, packing area and our office. The studio is operational Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, the showroom is by appointment only (Monday to Saturday) please see our Contact Us page for further details


All our products are unique and designed by us based on patterns from the 70s & 80s and you will not find the same product on the high street, either at home or abroad. We offer our products in an array of fabrics, colours and sizes, meaning the options are virtually endless. We make ALL items upon order as we do not have any storage facilities. Manufacture of your item takes approximately 4 business days this can vary a little based on volume and order size.


Service is the linchpin to any business, and we are no different, we pride ourselves on making and selling quality DAPA branded merchandise at affordable prices, at the same point offering what we hope is some of the best customer focused service around. We like to feel we offer discrete and a safe environment to purchase items that you like and want but maybe don’t want everyone else to know about. In Many ways we are still a small business, which allows us to still offer the personal touch at the same point we have learnt enough over the years to enable us to be big enough to cope.

For further details of what we do see our services page.

Thank you

Dave, Patrick and Team