If you’re anything like me you’ve gone through the trouble of finding the right swimwear. Some are too short, too slimming…
But did you realize that your body type matters?
Knowing what bucket you fit in will help you find the right swim trunks this summer. It’ll fit you well, feel comfortable, and you’ll look good as hell.
And they’re 4 types: round, rectangle, triangle, and inverted triangle.
We won’t let your body type ruin the opportunity for some fun in the sun. So we’ve put together a few brands perfect for any body type.
brand of the week
what’s in my closet
swimwear for your body type
what’s on the radio
what’s on the coffee table
upcoming product drops
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🧺 brand of the week: John Elliott
John Elliott was formed in the spring of 2012 as a concept with his best friend and business partner, Aaron Lavee. They delivered their first season in the spring of 2013. It was a lifelong passion project. The brand is the result of the founders solving the problems they had with their own wardrobe. It started with basic categories and focused on creating functional yet modern fits with unique fabrics. They pay attention to details that matter. Their french terry is custom knit in the US to their specifications. Their zippers are sourced from RiRi in Switzerland. And they travel to Japan to source and develop fabrics.
👖 what’s in my closet: Nike H86 swoosh cap
It’s Nike… no intro here.
🏊♂️ swimwear for your body type
It’s fitting that the brand perfect for rounded body types is called Chubbies. It’s like a match made in heaven.
They’re stretchy AF. Won’t stick to your skin. Easy to move around in, and with an elastic waistband you won’t be praying to the carb and bloating gods when you suck down that 7th beer.
Don’t worry. This isn’t your typical big and tall brand - they’ve got some really cool designs that won’t bore you.
If you’re tall and/or lanky - don’t fret. RVCA’s got you. With deep roots in southern cal… their founder created the brand on subcultures like surfing, skateboarding, art, and jiu-jitsu.
Because of that, these shorts sit low, have a little longer inseam, and aren’t as stretchy as your typical boardshorts. It perfectly completes a rectangular body type. Not too straight-legged, where you’d look like a box. It’ll give you a cleaner look on your body lines.
I have a triangle body type. And with a triangle body type, the worse thing you could do is extend your lower midsection.
What I mean by that is you probably got a big ass and a short torso. Wearing anything too sliming or long can make your lower midsection look off.
Flare out swim trunks with shorter inseams is your best bet. And ambsn shorts are perfect for this body type.
If you’ve got a bigger chest and a slim waist, you’re going to want swim trunks that parallel your lower and upper body. Duvin Design Co. is perfect for this.
With thicker drawstrings waistband and a straighter inseam, it’ll help the lower half of your body match up with your think chest.
Duvin shorts aren’t too sliming either. So they won’t cling to your legs and won’t emphasize your inverted triangle body type.
📻 what’s on the radio: Jazzy Beats Radio
Jazz beats to relax, work, study, sleep, chill, and meditate to.
☕ what’s on the coffee table: Peter Lindbergh // Dior
Peter Lindbergh photographed DIOR’s most exceptional muses, Marion Cotillard and Charlize Theron among them, and signed campaigns for Lady Dior and J'Adore with his inimitable style. Throughout his career, the photographer was one of the house’s closest collaborators. This final book was an original co-creation that was close to the artist’s heart—and to TASCHEN's.
🙏 aesthetically pleasing
💧 upcoming product drops
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