SUMMER STOCK-UP #1: SWIM SHORTS
Grabbed your “summer clothes” bin out of the back of your closet only to find a bunch of neatly-folded letdowns? You’re in luck: we’re introducing a new feature for the warm-weather months, aptly named “Summer Stock-Up”. In each post you’ll find five variations on a summer essential—perfect for refreshing your closet (and avoiding future disappointments).
Gant Rugger’s Polka Dot Swim Trunks
If you’re going to bite the bullet and don some shorter-than-absolutely-necessary trunks, it’s best to balance it out with a classic, unassuming pattern. Timeless navy with white polka dots not only has a subtly vintage vibe, it also kinda reminds us of a nice pair of pajamas. Which reminds us: put on some sunscreen before you fall asleep in the sand. Get them here.
Baldwin Denim’s B Board Shorts
Who better to trust when it comes to fit than a stellar denim brand? Baldwin’s no-fuss shorts have the perfect length to keep a low profile, for those of you who want to move quietly from beach to boardwalk (for instance: spies). Get them here.
Richard James’ Classic Swim Shorts In Multi-Spots
On the opposite end of the spectrum: shorts louder than that overly-authoritative lifeguard you hate (What, no alcohol on the beach? Since when?). Would we suggest this pattern for day-to-day wear? No. But every beachgoer needs one crazy pair of shorts in his arsenal. Just don’t set your Dippin’ Dots down on your lap—you’ll never find them again. Get them here.
Apolis’ Striped Chambray Swim Trunks
Something you’ve never seen before? Coated chambray. These clever Apolis trunks make use of our favorite lightweight summer fabric with a waterproofing twist. Plus, the concealed bungee is an idiot-proof way to not lose your keys, whether you’re surfing or getting buried in the sand up to your neck. (Hey, we said the shorts were smart, not the guy wearing ‘em). Get them here.
Hartford’s Seersucker Stripe Swim Trunks
Seersucker is usually semi-tricky territory (“How do I wear this vest without looking like Colonel Sanders?”), but this swim trunk incarnation makes it easy. Lucky for all of us, The Colonel wouldn’t be caught dead in these (aaargh, can’t un-see). Get them here.