All posts filed under: beachwear

THE BEACH TOWEL

It’s not just a beach towel, it’s a piece of art. Garner attention while bronzing under the sun atop one of Gray Malin’s oversized beach towels. They’re limited edition so I suggest you get yours now, they ship fast, just two days and you are ready for your next holiday. Make your friends jealous this summer… I feel lucky I got mine already. Click HERE to read more details about it and purchase this beautiful piece.  

SUMMER SHORTS | Boardies

Swim shorts by Boardies Apparel, sunglasses by Le Specs and Albert Kerbs. Location: Renaissance Island. Photographer: Isaiah Stomp. ____________________________________________________________ So… Boardies, these are really short shorts, they do have longer versions, but the ones I’m sporting here are really short. You know me, I love short shorts, they’re more fun. All their designs are cool, there’s no dull short. The “Living The Dream” short I’m sporting (yellow ith black lettering) has to be my favorite from them. They quick dry which is always important for me, they’re affordable, the price range goes from 45 to 50 British pounds. They have short shorts, mid-length and a longer version and too many prints, you have to visit their page. Why should you buy a pair? Because of their designs, their patterns, colors, they’re fun and whimsical, to me, that’s how a short should be… and they photograph beautifully.

Trunks SURF + SWIM

SWAMI SHORT The Swami is a Hybrid Trunk: Part Board Short with its fixed Front and exposed draw cord, and part traditional swim short. SAN-O SHORT The San O is our most traditional style – modeled after the shorter length, elasticized short first introduced in the 1970s All shorts by Trunks, swim and Surf co. Watch by Daniel Wellington, bracelets by Irdia, the golden Swan by FunBoy, sunglasses by Louis Vuitton and Le Specs, towel by Gray Malin. Beach bag by Vilebrequin. _________________________________________________________________ From South Beach to Venice, the Emerald Coast to the Outer Banks a pair of Trunks are the swim shorts for you. No frills, no filigree, just quick-drying comfort—offering no distraction from the important things: the break of the waves and the beat of the sun. With a focus on quality, classic designs and a small number of carefully chosen prints and colors, Trunks keeps things simple without losing an eye for style. What is the coolest thing about these Trunks, Swim and Surfs Co shorts? They’re quality shorts, they’re not expensive and …

ARTICLES DE VOYAGE

Towel by Louis Vuitton, Sunglasses and swim shorts by Louis Vuitton, watch by Daniel Wellington, bracelet by Irdia. _________________________________________________________________   As a professional beach goer I must say that you really need to get quality and durable beach wear, I have learnt that through the year by testing brands and reviewing them sometimes. It is an investment but it sure is worth it. Investing on a great beach towel, getting a comfortable and stylish pair of sunglasses and the perfect swim shorts is key, if you are a man, those are the essential pieces. In this blog post I’m wearing some of my favorite items.  ATTRACTION PILOT Featuring the light frame and flex hinges that make the Attraction model so comfortable to wear, these sunglasses boast a pilot frame meticulously covered with leather, along with mirrored lenses on the brown and grey versions.     BEACH TOWEL With its generous size and soft, thick cotton, a Louis Vuitton towel is a must-have for the beach. As for the swimshorts I invite you to click on my swimwear area …

BARCELONA BEACH TOWEL | GRAY MALIN

Towel by Gray Malin, swimshorts by Seagale, sunglasses by Le Specs, location: Renaissance Aruba Hotel and Casino’s Private Island. ________________________________________________________________ Soo… Honestly, this is the best beach towel you will ever buy and it can only be replaced, if anything, by a new Gray Malin model next year. I was lucky to get the St Tropez model a few months ago, those towels was sold in less than three days. These season Gray brings the coasts of Barcelona and Sydney to you to take anywhere. The towel is not only beautiful but roomy, it’s huge, bigger than a twin size bed, you can sunbath comfortably there, use it to dry your body after a swim, it’s super absorbent. The selfies using the towel as background are so cool… *laughs* not to mention you’ll be the envy of everyone everywhere you go with this towel. Go get it now!  You want one? just click here and get yourself the perfect beach companion for the beach this winter holidays.

AU NATUREL BY THE CARIBBEAN KING

    I remember when I was on the cover of Express Magazine back in December of 2014. In the interview I spoke about one of my plans for the future of possibly starting my own swimwear line. It wasn’t anything written in stone, but was just an idea I had. Finally, after a few months I decided to start the project, the first piece of the collection is a flesh colored swim brief . I drew inspiration from the idea of playing with sand colors and the playfulness and sexiness of the illusion of being “au naturel”, which is the name of this brief. The flesh colored items in clothing and shoes have been present in fashion in the last seasons but never in swimwear for obvious reasons.  Those reasons were the motivation that inspired me to take this direction. The design is a classic brief, not too small and not too big, just the classic speedo cut for men that are… let’s say, courageous, to wear a snug piece of swimwear. I’m very proud to say …

GURUS

    ________________________________________________________________ Meet the Gurus, they call themselves “the most unique and confortable footwear you have worn”. I have to agree, they’re unique, they’re a good alternative from regular flip flops, they look cool, different and interesting, I mean… you know me, I always love to try different things, taking chances… not that this is the most extravagant thing ever, but somehow it is since we are used to see the same kind of flip-flops all the time. Gurus are made primarily from natural rubber that is sustainably sourced from trees. Everything in these sandals is completely eco-friendly, using environmentally conscious packaging. Their plush natural rubber sole is thicker than most flip-flops and molds to your feet over time for added comfort. Gurus are the modern twist of a vintage design. The signature toe-post is based on the 5,000 year old Indian sandal that was actually worn by Mahatma Gandhi. You’ll always get noticed in Gurus and they’ll comfortably hold your foot in place without “scrunching” toes. They’ll always stay on, we promise! Another cool thing about Gurus? They have …

PERFECT SUNSET STYLE

    Hightide linen knit Polo by Island Company, Camel linen shorts by Island Company, Yacht Master Soft Espadrilles by Bachelor Shoes , Clasico Eyelet Crown Panama hat by Artesano, No Smirking sunglasses by Le Specs, Watermelon Iphone Case by Lecimes ________________________________________________________________ Enjoying a day being lazy by the beach is amazing but ending a day at the beach, waiting for that sunset, could be even better. Every sunset is beautiful but sometimes they’re just breathtaking like the one i had the pleasure to witness yesterday… I knew it was gonna be a good one, I’ve been taking pictures for so long and I kinda have the eye for it so I decided to wait and see… but I had no idea I was going to have one of the most amazing experiences in my life. The colors were just amazing, they were shifting every minute until the sun went completely down. It was magic. The linen short and shorts by Island company were perfect for this occasion, I was there with friends witnessing this beauty an d …

MY CHANCHAN AT THE RENAISSANCE ISLAND

Swimshorts by Chan Chan, Claico Vent in Navy Panama Hat by Artesano, watch by Jolli, sunglasses by Alfred Kerbs, lokai bracelet. _______________________________________________________________ I think I have a thing for ropes… anyways, a new day a new swim-short, this pair is a color blocking model by Chanchan which is a funny name, it means buttocks in Papiamento… But in a cute way. These shorts are very comfortable, bro like… affordable. This indigo Panama hat by Artesano jumped at me when I was pairing this outfit and I think it looks so good. I like the gray, magenta and Indigo…. The watch also pops, this is a very colorful outfit yet is not a crazy one. I think this is one of my favorite outfits this summer… and it happened in a rush, I wasn’t planning to do it. The background is the beautiful Renaissance Island, yes… that’s the island with the flamingos, you have to stay at The Renaissance Aruba Hotel and Casino in order to access to the island. Let me know if you like this outfit. I …

BEACH ESSENTIALS | PURPLE RAIN

   Purple Rain duffle bag by clashist, Swimshorts by Capitán, watch by Jolli, No Smirking sunglasses by Le Specs, VOSS water, beach towel by Ottoiio and sunscreen by Island Company. ________________________________________________________________ You know, I like colorful things, I think by now you know that… So when I saw that purple rain bag I fell in love with it and I knew it was going to photograph so well… First thing I thought was: I’m going to pair this back with any of my neon green shorts, in this case my new Capitan neon green short. The Jolli watch just came here today and I thought it would be a great addition to this post. I hope you like it. Anyone coming to Aruba this month or next? It is always a good time to come to Aruba, it is a never ending summer… and for you all always concerned that if I use skin protection; I just got this set of Island Company sunscreen, not only they protect you but they have this coconut smell that …

Ocean Blue by Artesano

The perfect companion and accessory when you go to the beach is a Panama hat! It protects your face from the sun and you will look stylish and sophisticated. It’s a must-have for any beach aficionado. Getting a good one is not easy, often gift shops in hotels sell hats that are meant to be used once, often made of plastic. This is not the case with my hats,  Artesano hats, They’re  hand made in Ecuador from toquilla palm; they’re not only beautiful but also lightweight, and breathable which is key while being under the sun. You can wear them in the pool, at the beach, for drinsk at the beach and also as accessories to summer-weight suits made of linen or silk. If you are looking to set apart from the rest I will suggest you get an Artesano hat. The one I’m wearing is called Clasico Ocean Blue, it is available in stores in major cities around the world or buy it online and it will be delivered in just a few days to your house. Artesano is more than just a beautiful hat …

BEACH ESSENTIALS: WELCOME SUMMER 2015

Hello everyone! These are a few of my must have pieces this summer. Lets start with the shorts… or better yet, the towel… It’s Gray Malin’s first towel and like everything he does it’s just pure fun luxury and the price is not crazy. better hurry get yours since it’s almost sold out. I blogged about it a few days before but this piece is a MUST-HAVE, not only is big, and soft and absorbent BUT it photographs beautifully, and if you are a picture freak like me… YOU NEED IT! The shorts I got them last december, they’re Orlebar Brown’s signature Bulldog short in Collaboration with Gray Malin… yes, I love all things Gray Malin! It’s an US exclusive limited edition. What can I say about OB that I haven’t said before? They’re tailored, modern and fun. Now, the Marky Tortoise sunglasses are from Alfred Kerbs, it was a nice surprise… They’re completely different from what I use to wear. People’s reaction is always positive to the frame and I think personally that they’re a statement …

Caribbean Boho King

So… I got this fouta, yeah, that’s the “towel” :p and thanks to my friends at Ottoiio I was inspired to do this look. What do you think? I call it “Boho King”. I paired this outfit with different pieces from different brands. The Blue linen shirt by Onia is on top of my Algae Miami t-shirt. I think the classic look from the blue shirt keeps the whole outfit from being too “hippy”… let’s put it like that. Now, the breezy and pleasant printed white tee is soft and runs oversized.  When I saw it I thought of some kind of palm trees Pathenon, it’s kind of greek/tropical, the white on white, you know what I mean? I like when a piece of clothing makes you have to give a second look to get the graphic. This Tee is perfect. Algae have a lot of different shirts and accessories, you should definitely check them out.

GIVEAWAY! The Style Chamber, Velorum and The King!

Soo.. I have a new giveaway running on my instagram. The people from The Style Chamber and Velorum team up with me to give a lucky follower one of these 4 fantastic designs by the talented designer Suhail Matar, head of Velorum Design and Tailoring. How to participate is so simple… just visit  www.instagram.com/christianbendek look for any of this pictures, follow the instructions in the caption and voila! You will be participating! Winner will be announced on The Style Chambe’s Instagram Account next Sunday May 24th, 2015. Good Luck kids!

For the Caribbean Queens

At the beach, time is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the moment, plan by the tides and follow the sun. Vilebrequin women’s is a colorful and stylish collection of bikinis, board shorts, resort wear and accessories with Vilebrequin’s modern luxury aesthetic. What I found interesting and practical is that they sell the pieces separately, so you can choose a top from a size and then the bottom in the size that fits you best. How cool is that? Fabiola is wearing in the picture the Gingham seersucker top and the Gingham seersuck bottom. it’s a beautiful and very feminine bikini that is also comfortable and classic looking, to me it kinda has this pin-up kind of look that makes it so cool and timeless. Vilebrequin has many beautiful, fun and glamorous options for women, click here to browse their entire online catalogue and be the Caribbean Queen wherever you go!

The Perfect Blue Shirt

Resort wear is a year-round fashion season, and Vilebrequin has the perfect options in their ready-to-wear collections. From Saint Tropez to Aruba, Martinique and Thailand, to the Costa Brava in Spain, St. Barths and all the Caribbean Islands, resort wear popularity is growing quickly. It’s a style that signifies luxury, relaxation, and appreciation of nature, travel and holidays. I see this year-round fashion daily in the Caribbean from tourists all around the world. Americans, Europeans, South Americans, etc., once it starts getting cold on their side of the world they all go on vacay looking for the warmth of the Caribbean. From Swim-shorts, polos and linen shirts, to light tops and dresses for women, cruise wear is exclusive in its function and construction design. I chose from Vilebrequin’s new collection two beautiful shirts, a classic terry cotton polo in royal blue and a linen short sleeved shirt in blue. The terry is a classic, with its unique fabric texture, so comfortable and dressy at the same time, perfect to go to the beach or grab cocktails at night. What I like the most about this polo shirt is how fresh it is during the …

SUMMER ALL YEAR LONG

Vilebrequin, the most iconic swimwear brand to date, was created in 1971 in Saint Tropez by Fred Prysquel. The name Vilebrequin, which means “crankshaft”, gets its name from the creator’s passion for cars.The pronunciation is a bit tricky if you don’t know a little french, it goes something like: Vil-bre-ken. Back in the 70s the swim briefs were the popular style, Fred Prysquel revolutionized the swimwear fashion designing colorful shorts made out of spinnaker canvas and a cut inspired by surfer’s trunks. It quickly became popular on the beaches of Saint Tropez and from there to the world. With three collections a year; Spring – Summer, High-Summer – Autumn, over 100 colors, patterns and prints to choose from. It is clear why Vilebrequin is on top of the game in luxury swimwear. In the beautiful Caribbean, we enjoy the easy summer weather permanently and swim-shorts are like a second skin to me. This week I’m proud to partner with Vilebrequin and show you my favorite pieces from the new collection and enjoy together this “Summer All year Long” in the Caribbean Sea. …

The Passion of the Chris

So… what am I wearing in this beautiful sunny day? Well, I got a new pair of Velorum shorts, available at The Style Chamber, you can click here to check them out! They’re designed by Suhail Al Shukaili. The elements in the short are mixed with bright colors and pastels inspired by the Seychelles islands. They come with an elastic waistband to adapt weather you gain or lose weight, which i think is always a great feature. They have a very distinctive drawstring and they’re Made in the UAE. The iphone case is by Lecimes, a new brand that I’m supporting, you have to check them out, this watermelon one is my favorite, i think is so fresh, summery, fun… you can buy it clicking here! The suntan lotion is D”luchi, it’s 100% natural made of carrots and cinnamon, helps me keep my tan, smells so good and feels good. You just have to try it. The sunglasses and tank top have been featured in previous blog posts, so I invite you to keep browsing to learn more!     Remember to like my …

Arthur Ios by Bluemint

Here we have the Arthur IOS by Bluemint, a current take on a traditional paisley with soft lines and delicate colors. Paisley is been on trend for a couple of years now. I love the pink because when you are really tanned, after a few days at the beach, this shorts pop and they look amazing when you have a nice color in your skin, if you are dark skinned then this are perfect for you no matter what. Arthur is their signature swim short, defined by a relaxed construction and its special soft touch. With all its hip patterns, Arthur hangs around with you from the beach until the sunset lounge. – Mid length short – Regular fit – Elastic waist band – Side and back pockets – Quick drying and peach touch fabric – Bespoke Italian fabrics – Sizes S-M-L-XL-XXL-XXXL You can by this shorts clicking here!  Remember to like my facebook page!