As we make our way towards the first day of summer (omg finally!) it’s likely that your closet is filled with a few different swim trucks in anticipation of the season; maybe a few new pairs of flip flops, board shorts—perhaps even a new speedo—but can a guy ever have too much swimwear for summer? The answer is no—not even a little bit. You’re going to be living in that beach-ready uniform, and no one wants to be seen in the same red trunks all season. So to add to that growing summer wardrobe, we’d like to introduce you to Soild & Striped, a swimwear brand that understands fit, design and fashion basics.
Initially started a men’s and boys’ swimwear line, the brand branched out into women’s designs this season and now offers swim for the whole family. Born in Water Mill, New York, the business began by creating trunks that were meant to be simple, elegant and quick-drying. The brand launched in 2012 and grew quickly due to its quality, timelessness and simplicity. Even celebrities like Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon, Derek Blasberg, Jessica Biel and Poppy Delevingne are fans.
Using woven fabrics from Italy, France and Spain, Solid & Striped treats their material to make sure the shorts are fade-resistant in sun, saltwater and chlorine, will dry quickly, and will be still be as comfortable and luxurious as any other shorts you put on. Plus they come in sizes small to XXXL in both classic and California cut to flatter and fit every body shape. Staying true to their name, shoppers won’t find adorable little fishes or bikini babes on these trunks, but rather a wide selection of colors in—you guessed it—solids and stripes. Deep navy, minty greens and bold reds are all popular in the collection, and work well for guys that love a classic black, to surfer bros that would prefer a funky orange and blue stripe.
Meant to be an “all-day short” these are great for wearing even when you’re just hanging out poolside—you’ll never know when you’ll need to jump in to impress a lady with your backstroke. And so you, your son and your best buds don’t mix up your cool new duds, everything can be monogrammed with initials in various fonts and colors. If for some reason you’re thinking your closet can’t handle another swimsuit (it can) and you won’t find anything to make you look as hot as Mark Wahlberg (you might) then give Solid & Striped a try, because you can never go wrong with a classic.
Solid & Striped is available online and at fine boutiques worldwide. Priced from $150-$170.