Los Angeles | June 6, 2014 9:00 am

Bottoms Up

By The Editors

From Adam’s fig leaf to Spicoli’s board shorts, man’s need to shield the soldier is always evolving.

Pushing the ball forward in a Riviera fashion this summer: Scalise, a St. Tropez concern now open on Robertson in Beverly Hills.

The nautically themed boutique is Scalise’s first U.S. outpost, and its sandy, textured floors are where you want to shop for bathing suits and summer pants right now.

Their trunks always rest above the knee.

The sporty Canoubier is what you wear to city beaches and the pool.

But for something a little tougher, go with the Salin Mex. It’s got a multicolored skull embroidered on the thigh and beaded draw strings. It’s no Ed Hardy. It’s tasteful.

They also make country club-ready linen pants and shorts in corals, sky blues, mints and yellows. Carry a pair with you so you can change before dinner.

That’s how you stay classy.