Stay cool at the pool

Our top 5 mens’ swimwear picks this summer

With the bathing season awakening the coast-lounging flaneurs more exuberant sartorial sensibilities, we selected a examples of rakish swimwear brands. Consider the pool of current swimwear that’s cut as well as your favorite jacket and trousers.




Chucs creates quality leisurewear in classic styles for discerning customers who share the passion for craftsmanship, beauty and adventure.

© www.chucs.com

Frescobal Carioca

frescobal carioca

Launched in 2009, Frescobol Carioca embodies the true spirit and style of Rio de Janeiro. From the original product, the now iconic Frescobol beach bat, to a range of beachwear and accessories – all designs reflect the effortlessly cool ‚Carioca‘ way of life.

© www.frescobolcarioca.com



At Onia nothing is overlooked in our pursuit to produce the finest swim and ready to wear possible. We source only the highest quality fabrics and finishings and use factories that are on the cutting edge of manufacturing technology. Simple, yet carefully crafted to the most minute detail; durable, yet soft and supple from the moment they are put on; stylish without being subject to the vagaries of seasonal fashions, our clothing is designed with a sense of permanence.

© www.onia.com

David Gandy for AUTOGRAPH


If there’s one man you want to look like by the pool in summer, it’s David Gandy. Since launching himself (and his gym guilt-inducing body) onto our screens in 2007 with his eponymous Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue advert, Britain’s most famous male model has since brought his six-pack and impeccable personal style to home shores by teaming up with Marks & Spencer on a string of clothing and underwear campaigns. So it’s good news for fans of his Autograph range as, today, the model launches his first swimwear range for the highstreet – and we’ve got a first look at every pair of shorts from the range.

Copyright / source: http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/style/articles/2015-05/27/david-gandy-swimwear-marks-and-spencer-autograph-range

Available online and in select Marks & Spencer stores from June. www.marksandspencer.com/



Thomas A Hill founded Sunspel in 1860. His revolutionary idea to make simple, everyday clothing from beautiful fabrics soon established Sunspel as a pioneer in British craftsmanship. Sunspel continues this tradition today.

Sunspel has a long history on stage and screen. We’ve long enjoyed a relationship with costume designer (and Oscar winner) Lindy Hemming, collaborating from her early career at the National theatre right up to the latest James Bond film releases and the development of the Riviera polo. As part of a national celebration of all things British in 2012, the Barbican showcased a unique exhibition exploring the world’s most influential movie series, James Bond. As co-curator along with fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave, Lindy Hemming approached us to be a part of this exhibition. She asked us to recreate perhaps one of the most iconic pieces of James Bond Style from the 1965 film, Thunderball. When Sean Connery wore those iconic pale blue shorts, he made Bond, James Bond, into a true cinematic style icon. And it is these shorts Lindy has tasked us to re-make especially for this event.