Earn Your Stripes
Gentlemen, picking out swim trunks comes down to two things:
1) Did you work out this winter?
And 2) Well that was shortsighted, wasn’t it?
So let’s help everyone keep their focus firmly on your trunks: introducing Solid & Striped, a new line of stately swimmin’ shorts that’ll carry you through the summer months.
Their story goes thusly: S&S was born on a trip to the Hamptons, where the owner compared his own “loud, tacky” suit to the simple, classic one worn by a friend’s dad.
Unable to find a similar pair, he enlisted the help of a designer friend from Band of Outsiders and – voila! – a line of understated, elegant trunks was born.
These are the suits Newman and Redford would have worn while filming Butch and Sundance in Mexico – elastic waistbands for comfort, cut perfectly above the knee and available in a variety of artfully washed hues in both solids and, er, stripes.
And they’re versatile: S&S trunks play from the pool to the tennis court to the lunch table paired with a linen shirt.
Suits can be ordered on S&S’s online shop, which – incidentally – features a fair share of bikini-clad beauties.
God bless swimsuit season.