How to Do More While Wearing Less
If spending your days at the pool and the beach means everything to you this summer, that means your outfit will be comprised of next to nothing. All it takes is a few, yet well-chosen, pieces to let everyone know that you’re still at the top of your style game even when you’re down in the sand.
STATEMENT SWIM TRUNKS
Swim trunks, these are all that guys have on at the beach clothing-wise and so the statement made here is what counts. Boardies Apparel has got an array of patterns to show some personality, all in three distinctive cuts to suit your specific taste. We highly recommend the Tulum Blue Swim Shorts, which feature a deep indigo blue backdrop and white mini characters on hammocks, Mexican suns, and Mayan ruins. The soft drawstring allows for easy adjustability.
Pinkertons Swimwear may have a modest collection, but one that happens to be classically evocative. Case in point, their Green Marble trunks. The white backdrop allows the tranquil green marble to truly pop and the metal snap closures on the pockets will keep all of your necessaries safely secured. The more sun you get, the more eye catching this suit will be.
Lastly, Thorsun’s Pescado Titan Fit. With its vibrant, Japanese fish print, it features five pockets (with an internal security pocket), side seam slits and brushed brasstone hardware, it’s the epitome of adventure and poolside style.
NECKWEAR THAT’S NOT A TIE
Most of the time, when men think of neckwear, they think ties, but, that doesn’t always have to be the case. How about trying out some jewelry for a change? We’re not suggesting that you load yourself down with chains, but a single necklace can set you apart from a sea of simple gents while you’re catching a wave.
ASOS has over a hundred pendant options all at a price points, so, if you loose one taking a late-night dip in the ocean (maybe wearing nothing else…) with your lady, you’ll be excited to replace it with a new one. Which to start with then you may ask? The Bershka Multi Pendant, which includes three silver medallions, all bearing Bershka’s signature contemporary style. The earthiness of this necklace is brilliantly on-trend and can be worn to the beach or the pool on its long, fine chain.
For something maybe more dramatic, Miansai’s Hooked Necklace is exactly what you need. This midnight black matte noir hook comes with a sturdy, 27” oxidized sterling silver pullover chain, serving as a strong focal point for any look.
For those who are on the hunt for more of an investment piece, Giles & Brother has exactly what you need. Their Large Antler Necklace is a sterling silver masterpiece. The elegant deer antler pendant on the convertible polo chain tells the world that you’re in touch with your animism.
AN ON-TREND TOWEL
While you’re laying out, we want you to have a towel that truly evokes your personality. Yes, we all want something soft and absorbent, but a beach towel can be more than that. And hey, you’re likely going to be napping on it, so we want to make sure you can express your sense of style, even when you’re catching some z’s.
Nautical patterns are almost made for time in The Hamptons. So, the Polo Ralph Lauren Healy Stripe Beach Towel is guaranteed to fit the bill. It’s a fluffy nautical-themed red, white, and black terrycloth number that keeps old fashioned seafaring imagery alive and well.
Frescobol Carioca has a sublime offering with their Stripe Linen Beach Towel. While it’s available in a variety of colors, this blissfully dyed towel will keep you dry while maintaining that dapper quality you’re aiming for in a suit.Then there’s the tried and true, L.L. Bean. Their selection of beach towels spans all of our favorite summer hues and patterns. Think deep and light blues, seafoam greens, and pops of red. Seahorses, turtles and lobsters.NOT YOUR MOM’S BEACH BAG
Birdwell has a stellar upgrade for that tired old bag you’ve been using at the beach. Their Nylon Tote, which comes in a few different patterns (there’s a camo option, just sayin’), is a rugged, super strong piece that even comes with an interior patch pocket that is just right for a phone and/or a wallet.Vilebrequin’s Oversize Lightweight Foldable Bag in their alluring Splash pattern looks as though you’re taking the calm of the pool wherever you go. With a magical print of the clearest blue water, along with a quick dry fabric and a bevy of cool extras like a spa pocket made especially for storing wet bathing suits, this bag is an unbelievable find.For a Manhattanite’s rendition of the beach bag, check out Onia’s Nylon Sutton Tote. Available in five colors (the sage is our personal favorite), it’s a great size for a day trip. The easy-glide zippers won’t catch on anything and the overall construction is designed to withstand everyday wear and tear.