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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...
STYLE
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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Solid Swim Suits and Circular Sunglasses for Summer
We're well into summer on the northern half of the globe, but it's never too late to refresh your outdoor activewear. In the midst of a wild graphic patterns blitz (particularly for ladies), we've chosen some of our favorite solid suits, differentiated...
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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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
Shortomatic Board Shorts
Made in California, Shortomatic board shorts update the classic surf style with a host of patterns designed by both renowned and emerging artists like these pictured above by Brandi Milne and William Cawley respectively, or for a fully personalized...
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São Paulo Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 Highlights
For this season of the most important fashion event in Latin America, Felipe Meres of the São Paulo-based site Made-Up Disease selected the most compelling, ravishing and innovative shows for Cool Hunting. Alexandre Herchcovitch Womenswear...
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Quiksilver x The Standard Boardshorts
A counterpoint to the Dogtown generation of surfers and skateboarders in '70s L.A., Echo Beach surfers in the 1980s sported a loud, colorful style that inspired lifestyle apparel and board companies like Quiksilver, who—in homage to those...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: São Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2010: The Bikini
by Gregory MitnickFor this season's video documenting São Paulo Fashion Week's summer shows, we narrow our sights on the the bikini. With help from a few fashion types—editors, models, designers and others—we take a look at the most...
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Graffini Swimwear
A mash-up of NYC graffiti and the elegantly seductive lines of women's swimsuits, Graffini brings an edgy vibe to beachwear. Available in five different cuts—from a skimpy Brazilian string bikini to a classic one-piece—each sport...
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Speedo x Comme Des Garçons Swimwear
by Kori Schulman Speedo teamed up with Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons, unveiling its fourth collection of designer swimwear. The collection features a range of swimsuits, t-shirts, swim caps and goggles for men and women in two designs...
TECH
Ciamillo Lunocet Monofin
You've seen the Speedo LZR-Racer and its effect on Olympic swim times, but the Lunocet Monofin promises to have an even greater effect on swimming speeds. Although it will most likely never be allowed in competition, it represents another product...
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Parke & Ronen Swim Shorts
My search for the perfect swimsuit has been an ongoing project for the better part of the last 10 years, so I was pretty excited to happen upon the newly opened Parke & Ronen boutique during my last visit to Los Angeles. Despite the fact that...
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14 Swim Trunks
With Memorial Day behind us, it's high time to get out of the city and onto beach. And at CH, we want you looking your best. While most focus gets placed women's swimwear, we know that guys also like a well-designed suit. With that in mind...
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The Rattle: MOB x KAWS Limited Edition Bikini
After seeing huge success from their first bikini collaboration with KAWS' last year, the female streetwear fashion line Married to the Mob (aka MOB) have teamed up again to launch a second limited-edition bathing suit with the artist. The look...
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