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Apolis + J. Crew Chambray Swim Trunks

'60s style crafted for the love of indigo

by James Thorne
on 20 March 2013

The global citizens at LA's Apolis have teamed up with J. Crew to produce a men's boardshort in two limited colorways. The design takes a hint from California surfers of the 1960s, with a classic single pocket construction and broad horizontal stripe. For the fabric, Apolis founders Raan and Shea Parton and J. Crew men's designer Frank Muytjens celebrated a mutual love of indigo with a 5½-ounce Spanish chambray lined in polyester and held together by three-needle outer seam stitching. As with every Apolis product, the end result is a testament to the people behind it—the US-based manufacturer they relied on has been the sole producer of boardshorts for California lifeguards since 1990.

The Apolis + J. Crew swim trunks sells from J. Crew online for $98. Watch the one-minute video from Apolis to hear more about how the swim trunks came to be.

Image courtesy of J. Crew

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