Styling Tip

While a faux pas when away from the water, there's nothing wrong with a pair of flip-flops when hanging poolside or on the shore.

The Board Shorts Spectrum

If you haven't picked up a new swimsuit yet, you're likely due. After all, you hit the gym all winter (right?) and have been working on your tan for the last few weeks, so now it's time to reap the benefits. Nothing requires more confidence than a bold set of board shorts. Whether you're about to hit the surf or the tiki bar, a noticeable pair of swimwear is sure to set you apart from the pack. Here are some we've got our eye on, in a range of price points.

Brooks Brothers, $75 / $45

Versatile and slimming, this classic suit has a 7-inch inseam and side cargo pocket.

Club Monaco, $75

A simple plaid pattern gets a modern makeover with a slim silhouette and coin pocket detail.

Onia, $195

The vertical stripes of these soft shorts, along with the nickel snap waist have a slimming effect.

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J.Crew, $69 / $60

This basket weave pair looks simple from a distance, but up close you can see the intricate pattern.

O'Connell's, $90

Made in the USA, these preppy madras shorts have old school details like brass buckles and side tabs.

Orlebar Brown, $240

A tailored pair of trunks that sub for regular shorts with side tabs, a zip fly and three pockets.

 

Published on

July 10, 2012
 

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