All posts tagged: swimsuit

Bond, Pink Bond…

I have to say when I got this pair of Pink Bonds by Bluemint I was really impressed with the cut and the tailored fit. It is for sure their more refined and stylish short yet. The sophisticated look, the modern cut for those who don’t like the old classic elastic waistband and the price are the three things that stand out for me as swimwear collector. In short: They look great, the fit is flattering, not baggy or puffy, the finishing is impeccable, they’re short but not not crazy short, and the quality of their products is always the best, not only the fabric but the zippers and the lining. This are a must have. I’ve been following Bluemint for over a year now and I am very happy to see how they’re evolving, becoming a big name in the swimwear game. You can buy this shorts clicking here!

Poche Plage

So… Poche Plage is an italian brand that I recently found on instagram. I liked their models but couldn’t really tell much by the pictures, I have a pair now and all I can say is: WOW! Why WOW? They are flattering shorts that fit your body and look good in every possible way, specially in the back for me, they really have a great design, they are short and modern looking, colorful, with great patterns that are whimsical, masculine and attractive to the eye. The fabric is great, the long cord that ties the waist is really something that adds to the design making it more fun and playful. I would say: Get a pair! … and they’re made in Italy, you know is good. Learn more about this brand here, you can also follow them on instagram here and you can follow me clicking here!

Why CabanaBro?

Why Cabana Bro? Not only because they’re 100% Hasselhoff approved or because of their retro, colorful design… I am going to tell you why these shorts are a must have in your wardrobe. Everybody owns a T-Shirt that you only wear at home or those sweat pants that are so comfortable that you feel good in them on a lazy sunday. You know the ones that give you a “life is good and relax” feeling that you wear because you feel at ease, free and comfy… Well, that’s the feeling I get when I wear Cabana Bro to the beach. They’re effortlessly cool, they’re colorful without being over the top, they are short but keeping it masculine, a very “Bro cut” we will label it and we all know that a “Bro” is HOT, Bro! That’s what these shorts are, cool shorts for cool dudes. Made of quick-drying polyester they’re perfect for a beach or pool day or gym or even jogging, you can wear them anywhere and because they have a tailored fit to them they look …

The Yellow Floral Surf Trunk by Bather

Bather is a brand I discovered while browsing on Instagram, you all know how I love to do that. The shorts are made in Canada and that’s one of the things I like the most about them, it is the first thing I tell people when they ask where they are from. It’s an unexpected answer!    Like any great pair of trunks the drying process after a good swim is really quick, the fabric is 100% nylon and it has a shine to it and sort of a plastic feel in a good way. It is soft yet it keeps its shape at all times. No pockets on the sides, just one in the back… this is great and I will tell you why: I won’t drown my iPhone, like it has happened in the past.   This particular pair, the yellow floral, is bright and colorful, if you ask me it has a retro feel, like from the 70s yet it feels current. The price is quite reasonable and the quality of the product is top of the …

Ugly Duckling by Gal Angel

So.. My dear friend Keren Naftaly from Israel decided to visit Aruba for the first time, she said she fell in love with the island because of my instagram. She brought me these beautiful, colorful and fun pair of Ugly Duckling swimwear for men. It was love at first sight; it is short, vibrant, very graphic and the fabric is so soft and shiny. Ugly Duckling is popular with women’s swimwear but now they’re offering pieces for men. They’re made out of polyester so they dry quickly and they have a full elastic waistband. Now, they do not have pockets, which is to me a great thing seeing that I have drowned so many cellphones and wallets. Thus not having pockets is actually convenient for a person like me. I like the placement and finish of the logo in gold, I think stands out nicely, the print can be overpowering but the gold detail grabs your eye right away, the cord on the waist which is purely decorative and I found odd but it does look good. They are comfy, easy, silky… I love them. In the …

Mr. Swim and the Smashed Flower

Mr. Swim is a new brand founded in 2011 by Ralph Dweck, their slogan “A Company For The Man” describes perfectly the intentions behind his designs: swimsuits designed by men for men, keeping in mind a retro inspired classic fit with a modern twist by embracing lively colors and bold patterns to make these trunks modern and current. So… Let me start off by saying what a joy it is to review such fun shorts; the color, the fabric and the cut! These shorts are a great addition to my swimwear collection. Having just released their Spring Summer 2014 collection I was browsing the catalogue and I fell in love with a pair of trunks, the contrast between the pink and turquoise green is definately an eye catcher, they pop from every angle. I can honestly say with confidence that what you see is what you get, the shorts look as great in person as they do in photos. The bold print is called “Smashed flowers” and I think this is brilliant and funny, especially seeing all the overkill with floral prints on the market now, these pair have this amazing illustration, that is not quite floral… or is it now? They make you stop and think for a minute as …