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Minimalist Vibes with NU Swim
While the northern hemisphere is still experiencing frigid temperatures, the optimistic (and envy-inducing warm weather vacationers) are already on the hunt for a new bathing suit. For those that who are dreading the shopping headaches to come—and...
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Low Lives Swimwear
Melbourne, Australia-based brand Low Lives is less than a year old and their second collection is arriving just in time for summer—summer Down Under, at least. With laid-back, sporty one-pieces and bikinis that bear words like "Babewatch" and "High...
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Custom-Made Acuarela Swimwear
We first met surfer and Acuarela Swimwear founder Linzy Smith on a choppy day on the Pacific side of the Baja coast. After an eventful session, she sat down on her towel and got to work sewing swimsuits while surrounded by other female surfers. This...
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Lonely Swim
One of CH's favorite lingerie brands, New Zealand's Lonely, has just released its first swimwear line—and while it's in line with the modern, ladylike (and still super-hot) underwear, the swimsuits are decidedly sporty and sleek. Including bondage...
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This Season's Best Graphic Swimwear + Sunglasses
While the sunshine has been teasing the Northern Hemisphere for some time, real summertime weather is finally upon us. In celebration of all the beach adventures, poolside hangouts and river tubing to come, the CH team has hand-picked some of the most...
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Solid & Striped Swimwear
In the world of swimwear, patterns can be polarizing and acceptable sizes, shapes and styles vary per season. Fortunately, Solid & Striped—a brand whose offerings we included when planning for last year's summer season—shies away from all that; producing...
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Bespoke Aloha Goods by The Critical Slide Society
Australian surf outfitter The Critical Slide Society is accustomed to doing things differently. While most surf companies chase after world tour stars to rep their gear, The Critical Slide Society (TCSS) opts for free-spirited longboarders who would...
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Men's Summer Swimwear
Beachwear style changes just as rapidly as other fashion. Although women tend to be granted more options, each year certain retailers provide interesting swim alternatives for men. Some of us might still be wearing the trunks we've had for the past...
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Studio Visit: Araks
When entering the Araks studio, you're first greeted by their color library; a rainbow of fabric swatches and thread samples packed into an assortment of overflowing jars. It's a display reminiscent of a technicolor candy store, but instead is a...
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Interview: We Are Handsome
Back in 2009, buddies Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Somers had a great idea for what was potentially just a side project. What began with five sample products is now Australia’s We Are Handsome, a fully-formed label that’s exploded at an international...
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SS2013 Swimwear
Our present summer is more than halfway over, but NYC's recent Capsule show had us skipping all the way to next year with the 2013 menswear offerings. In keeping with the season's pattern-dominated styles is swimwear, whose strongest pieces feature...
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Paul Weil for Seize sur Vingt
Founded on the principles of bespoke tailoring and a superlative attention to detail, NYC's Seize sur Vingt makes men's and women's apparel with a penchant for elegant fabrics and classic colors. To step away from the confines of subdued hues...
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Malia Mills
"Save the Garment Center" urges the sign in the middle of swimsuit designer Malia Mills' garment-district studio in New York City. Haphazardly stuck in one of the many racks of patterns that fill the workspace among rolls of fabric, sketches and...
TRAVEL
Go Clean Wet Suit Bag
Nothing kills summer fun like a wet swimsuit leaking, or worse yet growing mold, inside a bag. Travel gear specialist Go Clean Wet Suit Bag. Waterproof and mildew-resistant, the sack keeps your swimsuit separated from the rest of your stuff with...
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